We’ve been BOWL’D over and a giveaway

Dinner in Jozi is an enjoyable outing that serves as both a functional (a girl needs to eat, but who wants to cook in 2019 right) and enjoyable experience (the presentation, the taste profiles, need we say more). We visited a trendy little spot, nestled in the heart of Sandton, that offers itself as a restaurant and venue for sundowners, accompanied by an inviting blue pool, DJ’s and the who’s who of Sandton frequenting this spot. Does Bowl’d live up to the hype? I went to find out for myself….

I started off my experience by ordering a pink G&T, you know the G&T has been made right when it’s smooth and refreshing, like a hot Summers day, which it was.

We then paged through the menu, which offers breakfasts, vegan and vegetarian, fish and meat, Dim Sum, Sushi, and desserts. There’s literally something for everyone. A distinguishing feature of this menu is that it doesn’t show prices in numbers as a traditional menu would. It shows you several bowls next to the dish. 1 bowl = R40

This was quite a refreshing take, in a suburb that’s always trying to impress, Bowl’d managed to deliver on showing us something we’ve never seen before.  

Dr. Bae and I opted for a sushi starter, I had the caterpillar California roll – Cream cheese, tempura prawn, avo, rice, deluxe sauce eel sauce (R80 for 4pc).  The sushi was fresh, looked beautiful and was scrumptious, but I went for a safe option and could’ve been a little more adventurous. Dr. Bae tried the summer calamari – flash-fried baby calamari, watermelon, radish, wild rocket, balsamic vinegar (R120). This salad was sensational, it was packed full of flavour and very moreish.

The food arrived quickly, it was well presented and the ingredients were fresh and tasty, our drinks were topped up, and the waiters were attentive, knowledgeable about the menu and made recommendations according to our taste profiles and budget. Service is always a big determining factor for me as to if I’ll go back to a restaurant. In a city that boasts a restaurant on every corner we are spoilt for choice, Bowl’d have trained their staff well and they know the menu like the back of their hand.

For mains, I was a little more adventurous and tried out the prawn curry – prawns, coconut, ginger, lemongrass, fresh basil and black rice (R200). This curry was beautifully presented, pleasantly aromatic, light and yet filling, all at the same time. It packs some heat and flavour and it’s something I would go back for.  Dr. Bae opted for the ribeye steak – beef ribeye on the bone, potato chips, red coleslaw, porcini mushroom sauce (R160), the ribeye was as soft as butter and packed full of flavour, I don’t know what they did to this meat to get it so tender but they need to keep doing it.

The owner George came and chatted to us to tell us all about their vegan and vegetarian options (his personal favourites) as well as to inform us that DJ Kimmy K would be playing at a pool party; they were having that weekend. He was very accompanying and took us on a full tour of the premises after our meal.

We were too full for dessert, although we did note the Sally Williams ice cream bar and some other menu options such as the chocolate pumpkin fritters, lime leaf crème brulee and the baked matcha cheesecake.

Bowl’d attracts an eclectic mix of individuals from businessmen and their briefcases, socialites and their botox buddies and couples looking to try out a new date night spot. Their fresh menu attracts a range of people, to accompany their wide menu selection.

After our meal we explored the premises, it’s a lot bigger than you think, other than the restaurant there’s a balcony, private dining rooms, cigar lounges, conference rooms and apartments upstairs. So, next time you’re looking for a new restaurant to try out, pop into Bowl’d at the Masingita Towers in Sandton. Remember to come past for cocktails, canapes and pool parties on a Saturday arvi too.

To answer the question, did this restaurant live up to the hype, it’s easy to say that we were Bowl’d over.

For more info, peep their website over here https://bowld.co.za/

To stand the chance to win a R500 Bowl’d voucher, leave a comment below telling us which type of food appeals to you most. Vegan and Vegetarian, Fish and Meat, Dim sum or sushi?

You may enter on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or on the blog.

Competition ends 23 May.

The winner will be selected by the restaurant.

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35 Comments

  1. Itumeleng Komana

    Fish and meat appeal to me the most. The restaurant really sounds appealing and I can’t wait to get there already. Winning this voucher would be amazing.

  2. Ross Howard

    Fish and meat

  3. Brenda Fernandes

    Fish & Meat #BOWL’D would be great to try a new place

  4. Manisha H

    Meat

  5. Klyne Kinnear

    Meat all the way

  6. Lara Suttner

    Dim sum! My absolute best! Can’t wait to try out BOWL’D!

  7. Rentia Watson

    Sushi and would love to explore more of the options on the dessert menu. I’m not sure if you had me at chocolate fitters or the cheese cake ? good thing they have apartments there too you will need a bed after trying all these mouth water options ?

  8. Akira Wing

    Sushi ??

  9. Kovini Moodley

    Fish? and meat, fits perfectly into my diet plan and helps me adequately manage my sensitive insulin levels, effectively! Its a great choice and I would love to try a new exquisite restaurant in the heart of Sandton with one of my fellow influencer foodies ?.

  10. Zahraa' padayachey

    Vegetarian ?

  11. Donovan Wynne

    Sushi and dim sum

  12. Amit

    Vegan

  13. Shani

    vegan 🙂

  14. Vincent Masango

    Fish and meat definitely

  15. Danika van Wyk

    Sushi is always top on my list!!!
    When you’re sad order sushi, when you’re happy order sushi, need a snack? order sushi, can’t decide on a main… order SUSHI!
    And I’m sure BOWL’D will not disappoint! Oooh and those G&T’s looked way too tasty! ?

  16. Nzuzo Mtholephi

    Sushi is the best

  17. Rashika Harduth

    Sushi and Dim Sum

  18. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    Fish and meat

  19. Amy Jane Ashwood

    Fish nd meat definitely ???

  20. Sakhile Ntuthuko

    Fish and Meat.

  21. Dyllan Geldenhuys

    Definitely sushi and meat ?

  22. Ashveer Kewalpershad

    Sushi!!!!

  23. Thando Mkhize

    Fish and Meat, a girl needs to eat ?

  24. Rendani Makatu muleya

    Vegan and Vegetarian???

  25. Mark Murgatroyd

    Sushi is the best!!

  26. Chanelle De Villiers

    Fish and meat, some things never go out of style ????

  27. Keevara

    Sushi is always my favourite thing to eat, and I absolutely love when it’s presented in a unique way with unusual flavours!!

  28. Jabulile Magudulela

    My boyfriend and I are absolute sushi fans… Its my birthday on the 20th so this would be a treat for my birthday weekend.

  29. Yonela Magazi

    Meat appeals to me

  30. Lauren Victoria

    Dim Sum – the ultimate culinary art and the ultimate taste test! To die for!!

  31. Richard tagg

    No brainer – dim sum AND sushi. Sounds like a good evening out!

    1. Tamryn Sher

      Hi Richard, you’ve won the R500 voucher for BOWL’D restaurant. CONGRATULATIONS! Please send me your email address and cell number so I can put you in touch with the restaurant to make arrangements. Thank you

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