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“One of the best”
Review of Sophia's Bistro

Sophia's Bistro
Ranked #4 of 9 Restaurants in Illovo
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: sister to Sophia's in Rosebank
Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Cool, calm and almost minimalist décor, good service and excellent food - there is no better combination. And if you ask for something else or a variation of something on the menu, that is also never a problem. (Upmarket) Sophia's Bistro just impresses you.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Paul H
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English first
Johannesburg
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Owner Nic, an enthusiastic chef is always around and personally involved. There is always something different on his menu that changes by the day.

Visited June 2014
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Thank AntonT
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Johannesburg
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good ambiance, welcoming staff and fine meal”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We've been regulars at both Nic's Illovo and Rosebank (now closed due to shopping mall renovations) establishments for many years and have never had a bad meal or disappointing evening. His menu is nicely varied from the Italian regulars to slightly more exotic fare. Staff are welcoming the restaurant has a pleasant intimate feel to it.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Steve H
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Consistently good food in a quiet and romantic ambience”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Like most Johannesburg restaurants, this has views of a centre parking lot. However, the service is attentive, and the food is delicious. They create a great romatic ambience in the evenings - well worth it for a special dinner for two.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Duncantrips
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Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Never had a bad meal”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We have been going to Sophia's, first in Rosebank and noe the new Illovo restaurant, for many years, with never a bad meal. Personally I prefer the Illovo site with its light, bright, palmy decor and slightly more eclectic menu, but Nic has not strayed too far from what worked so well in Rosebank: fresh, always tasty Mediterranean food with a local twist, nice wine and excellent service. Here's to many more good meals and happy occasions.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank AuntieFr0mJ0zi
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