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The Orbit

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81 de Korte Street | Johannesburg, Braamfontein Gauteng, South Africa
+27 11 339 6645
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 02:00
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Pretoria, South Africa
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent music, two completely different sets on one evening in the frame of the 3 year anniversary. The food is good at reasonable prices, the service was very attentive. The place room is very spacious for a jazz club. We enjoyed the evening very much. The next day we received a phone call asking whether we liked the evening, never... More 

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Thank Rainer F
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe we have only discovered The Orbit now!!! What a treat we had last night! Googled live jazz and Orbit Jazz and Bistro popped up. We decided to go for a meal and watch the band. The Shane Cooper Quintet played! They were Outstanding!! The food was also fantastic and the staff were brilliant! We are now in the... More 

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Thank Paula P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Venue. Great Vibe, Music & Food. New performances every week. Looking forward to the next visit, probably next week. Get on tbe mailing list to stay up to date with new acts.

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Thank Wayne P
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic live music (jazz impro), superbly talented musicians, great food and friendly, laid-back vibe.

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Thank RLS58
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Orbit, was recommended as a great Jazz bar, however we paid our money, bought a drink and the police arrived and we were all asked to leave as the building was evacuated. The evacuation is potentially not the businesses fault, but there was no attempt to return the entrance fee we had just paid. On a separate note, I... More 

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2 Thank MCHands1972
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A great jazz venue. Highly recommended. Central johannesburg venue. A well run establishment. I have visited on Fridays and Saturday. Nice vibe, good service and good food . If it's the music you are after, this is the place.

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1 Thank vasu C
Rome, Italy
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

High quality Jazz music in an informal atmosphere where quality is given relevance to. Good food and service, wide selection of wine.

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Thank Noemi L
Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to enjoy a meal. Food is delicious & great presentation. I love the fig salad & the salt fish/breadfruit dish. Really out of this world !! You will definitely relish the experience. Excellent place. I will definitely be back next time in the island.

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Thank Ginger4707
Curitiba, PR
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Excelent food! There are vegetarian and vegan options despite the menu given at the website doesn't show them. Of course most people to there because of the music but the food is amazing!

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Thank Marina L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Been to the Orbit twice before. Love it each time. It is a must for jazz lovers. Even had my 15 year old son with us.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 de Korte Street | Johannesburg, Braamfontein Gauteng, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Braamfontein
  • Phone Number: +27 11 339 6645

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?