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Luce Restaurant

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1st Road | Hyde Park, Southern Sun Hotel, Sandton 2024, South Africa
+27 11 341 8080
12:00 - 23:30
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The restaurant at the Southern Sun was once a branch of the New York Bice chain. With changes of chefs over the past couple of years and a change of franchise it has maintained a good, while not outstanding menu, which changes little. I eat here out of convenience more than anything although the food is quite good.

Thank Geoffrey B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Part of Luce's concept is that they offer food on platters from which patrons help themselves, thus creating a family style experience. We had their Italian style lunches (part of the business meetings) as well as the dinner and it added nicely to the team spirit by sharing & passing food along the table.

Thank Heidi F
Antwerp, Belgium
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I stayed at the hotel for some weeks and ate here on several occasions. They serve some excellent Italian and Japanese food. The Japanese food is prepared in the dining room. They serve some fine priced wines.

Thank Filip D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I had booked a table to celebrate my husbands birthday, I requested a birthday surprise cake and was told by the reservation lady that it will be arranged, calling it a "Birthday Surprise" to cut a long story short, get to the restaurant, see the reservation with "husbands birthday" written next to it. get seated and the following happens 1.... More 

Thank shaneybux
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285 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This restaurant is listed at the wrong address and is actually in the Hyde Park Southern Sun next to the mall. I had my first meal here because I was late and staying at the hotel, but returned a couple of time (which is unusual as I don't normally eat in the restaurant of a hotel). Both the sushi and... More 

Thank Geerlings
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

An Italian and Japanese dining restaurant. There is a Japaneses chef who provides proper sushi and other Japanese food. On the Italian side you will enjoy a full line up of pasta, pizza and grill. The view is good and used it for business dinner. Price range around R400-500 per person including wine. To be honest a little more expensive... More 

Thank T012933
Johannesburg, South Africa
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346 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Our Restaurant Week dinner at Luce was our first time there and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We booked on a Wednesday night and there were only 5 other tables - so the place was wonderfully quiet. Our server, Simphiwe, was terrific - very attentive to us. The chef sent out a complimentary starter - a deep fried sushi number that... More 

Thank africanaddict
Istanbul, Turkey
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229 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The restaurant is conveniently located inside the Southern Sun hotel in Sandton, next to the Mall. It's airy and has a nice, clean setting. Service from the ladies was also good and hospitable. However, the food outside the Italian bread was terrible. Worst t-bone I've ever had in South Africa (or elsewhere). Course, no falvours and no real taste of... More 

Thank bulgenes
Gstaad, Switzerland
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90 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I are every day here for a week, partly for convenience but mostly because I loved it! The menu includes italian and Japanese specialties. Absolutely delicious. Fresh ingredients, wonderful flavours and served by a warm and friendly team. It has a lovely view across the local area and the ambiance is warm and friendly. Well worth a visit!

Thank JaniceChopsticks
Johannesburg, South Africa
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777 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Whereas every other restaurant in Hyde Park mall is usually packed at Sunday lunches, we were one of only 3 tables at Luce, which made us worry... But we head a great experience, clearly it is just their marketing department or management that does not care for the (missed) revenue! This is a lovely restaurant with a great view over... More 

Thank Hooggenoeg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1st Road | Hyde Park, Southern Sun Hotel, Sandton 2024, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 341 8080

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