Dining Out

Restaurant of the month: Wok n Roll

Jan 7, 2019, Author: Danita Pilley

When a new dining establishment opens in Jozi, we are sure to sit up and take notice - and thank goodness we did! Having landed on the streets of Jozi, all the way from the Jacaranda City, this contemporary Asian restaurant sure turns heads. With its modern and aesthetically pleasing design and décor that gives a great first impression, to the impressive menu offering and oh-so-delicious sushi, this spot has quickly become a local favourite amongst culinary enthusiasts and Asian food lovers alike.

Wok n Roll opened doors in the heart of Sandton at The Marc and aims to attract customers from all cultures with a curiosity and love for a unique taste experience. It’s the same concept as the Pretoria branch only bigger and in our opinion better as the restaurant now seats 224 patrons, is double the size and boasts an exclusive menu and an upmarket and elegant atmosphere.


Having been in the restaurant industry for over 10 years owner Wang Lynne and her husband – who was previously a sushi chef – had the recipe for success and ensured that the restaurant settled into a killer dance almost instantly with everything flowing like clockwork. From the staff to the menu and every little detail in-between. The menu was developed around the most well-known dishes from various Asian countries but with a unique twist, that better caters to our local market.

The menu consists of the Wok menu and the Roll menu which was created to offer something for everyone. There is everything from sushi without fish like the KFC roll and the Kobe roll to dishes for vegetarians that incorporate tasty ingredients like the Exotic Mushroom Roll. Both the sushi chef and the head chef come all the way from China and are exceptionally experienced and practised in their craft and every single ingredient on the menu is fresh!


From the moment we set foot into the restaurant we were met with a friendly and hospitable presence. We were welcomed to our seat and offered prawn chips to start our mouth-watering food adventure – and boy was it an adventure! With a selection of Asian cuisine options that range from Asian styled tacos and soups to curries and traditional ramen. There’s also (obviously) fried noodles and rice dishes, plus delectable desserts. We honestly didn’t know where to start.  Sushi is non-negotiable at this spot and we recommend the 911 Roll. It’s made with fresh tuna flown in from Cape Town, topped with crispy fried onions and spicy Sriracha sauce. The sushi rice is imported from Japan. For mains try the Korean Cold Noodle dish that’s especially perfect on a hot summer’s day- it’s refreshing and so yummy you’ll want to lick the bowl! Oh, and don’t leave without trying the Dim Sum! Made fresh daily with a variety of luxury fillings – think cream cheese and spinach or Langoustine and Chives – you won’t be disappointed!


And what would a glorious food adventure be without dessert? We indulged in deep fried ice-cream that was perfectly coated, fried to perfection and drizzled with the most delicious chocolate sauce we’ve ever tasted.

No matter what you chose you can be assured that Wok n Roll will bring the real taste of Asia to Africa!

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