Chinatown Cyrildene

  Derrick Ave, Cyrildene     25 Jan 2022

If you are looking for a lifestyle antidote to the hipster districts of Maboneng and Braamfontein you’ll find it on Derrick Avenue in Cyrildene, Joburg’s new Chinatown. An impressive archway marks the start of Chinatown on Friedland Avenue and a change in tone from the surrounding suburb’s 1950s genteel architecture.

The language, building facades and the people are unmistakably Asian, as are the arrangement of storefronts that include supermarkets, restaurants, tea shops, fish stalls, vegetable market stalls, massage parlours, an acupuncturist, hair salons and a karaoke club. The street also has an authentic grittiness, which only seems to add to its charm. There is an enormous choice of places to eat tasty and well-priced Asian food - anything from Szechuan cuisine to Thai, Taiwanese, Korean and Shanghai delicacies. For the adventurous eater there is probably a lot of fun to be had in deciphering Chinese menus that carry no English translation.


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Hi Belinda, We advise that you arrive as early as possible. There is only street parking available and the surrounding streets already start to fill up from 4 O'clock. If you arrive later you can probably still getting parking, but a little further away

What would be the best time to arrive at the celebration in cyrildene this saturday to make sure you get parking?
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