Lucky Bean is a haven in the hum, a sense of authentic Jozi with excellent food, a great vibe and a clientele that is as diverse as the city. The food is delicious with no pretense; contemporary South African bistro style fare that suits meat eaters and vegetarians. Think Ostrich bobotie spring rolls, Vietnamese chicken, Springbok pies, home-made burgers and wild mushroom risotto. A fine wine list with a large selection by the glass and a sexy cocktail menu all served by friendly and efficient staff.
We feature Dj’s on Friday afternoons for sundowners and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, when Lucky Bean is lovely for long weekend lunches. The music creates a comfortable background for conversation and the vibe is cosmopolitan and easy-going. At night when the lights go down it has a magical charm, infused with the warm lights of the Lucky Bean Tree mural. It’s the kind of place where time slows down and you can relax.
There is a separate lounge / bar with funky contemporary wire furniture. Have a drink, hang out or book it for a private party with canapés and cocktails. Fine music, good service and an easy attitude. We also have Dj’s spinning tunes on some nights; the details are on the events page.
Positioned at the bottom end of 7th Street, separate from the other restaurants Lucky Bean is truly individual with a warm Jozi heart.
Our name is derived from the beautiful tree mural in the restaurant. This tree, the Erythrina Lysistemon is also known as the Coral Tree and “die Kanniedood nie (cannot die)”. It is called the Mophete in Tswana and the Umsinsi in Zulu.
Also commonly known as the Lucky Bean tree it is used for traditional medicines (muti) and the seeds are used as lucky charms and as beads and necklaces. The trees were planted on the graves of Chiefs.
Come in, be yourself: no-one is a stranger here.