10 Degrees South
10 Degrees South

10 Degrees South

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.10degreessouth.com/
  • Phone: 4047058870x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Mon - Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Derek Anthony
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: 10 Degrees South offers both private & semi-private space. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Meagan Froyd 4047058870x
  • Entertainment: Live Music Wednesday through Saturday.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from 10 Degrees South
10 Degrees South is the only restaurant of it's kind in the USA, specializing in South African cuisine. South African cuisine is a fusion of French, Portuguese, Dutch, German & Malaysian cuisines with strong Mediterranean influences. The restaurant was founded in 1998 in a small bungalow in Buckhead Atlanta. Six years later, inspiration was taken from the sophisticated & modern hotels of Cape Town to transform 10 Degrees South. 10 Degrees South offers the passion for life which means the love of friends, family, food & drink!
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10 Degrees South reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (46)special occasion (41)romantic (36)neighborhood gem (30)notable wine list (25)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (9)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Incredible food!
    Jimmy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Can't go wrong here. Everything I've ever had there has been outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Now a favorite!
    KRNJMS
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I heard that the food was great at 10 Degress South before from a few people, but I've heard that regarding other restaurants and have been dissapointed a number of times. Well...everyone was absolutely right this time! The food and service were awesome for any occasion! We had such a wonderful time experiencing something new and different from the rest. The food was so flavorful with actual seasonings, not just pepper and too much salt. I grew up with parents who cooked very well, so I know good food and was very impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing International flare
    kinsley
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had small plates and enjoyed them so much we didn't have room for an entree. I guesss we'll be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Only complaint was the lighting was low and you could not read the menu. Be sure to take a flashlight!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Price of appetizer
    omllal
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The sea food sampler appetizer is priced at 70 dollars - it was recommended by the waitress. She never mentioned the price. Not sure if the sampler was on the menu if so it was too dark to see. The platter was large but for 70 dollars it really was not good. The food is overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lasting Impression
    dantoscaVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I was last at 10 Degrees South more than 10 years ago when it was housed in a small bungalo style house on Roswell Road. In a somewhat remarkable expansion, a modern larger building was built around the original house and vastly expanded the location. The Architecture is very cool, and I would love to talk to someone about how they did it. However, the FOOD is even more impressive. Terrific, fresh , unique flavor palettes and great wines. The only slight area of opportunity was in the service - our waitress was just a tiny bit clueless and didn't seem to know the menu very well. I would have been surprised if she could lcoate South Africa on a map.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • worth one visit
    saturdaynitediner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary and were looking for something unique. 10 Degrees South does provide uniqueness, and overall was a positive experience, but I would say the reality doesn't match the hype. Upon arriving we found only 2 other tables occupied in one bright sunlit corner and our hostess herded us over to a table right next to them. We found this quite uncomfortable due to the proximity of the tables and the bright sun in our eyes. We asked to be moved to an interior room and the server obliged, but should not have had to ask. The ambiance/decor is rather flat and uninteresting. The food for the most part did live up to expectations, although rice sides were dull. Glad we went, but won't rush back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never been disappointed here
    GGSAVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always a good time at this restaurant! Service is good and food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 10 Degrees South delivers again
    doubleg
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    10 Degrees South has been a consistent winner for years, and they continue to bring it nightly. We came early for dinner before a show at the Fox Theater, and were seated at the table of our choice - no stuffy "We'll seat you where WE want you to sit." Being early, the waiters and servers were just getting started, and were just a tad tardy. But it picked up as the evening went on. We enjoyed appetizers and the specialties with a nice South African bottle of wine, and the waiter suggested a nice dessert and after-dinner glass of happiness. The only downside was the slow response to the check request, as by that time we were watching the clock. We/I did get a bit of sticker-shock with the check, but once in a while, it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful restaurant!
    NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had another great experience at 10 Degrees South. The food and service were outstanding. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed here
    Quitkyblonder
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    One of Atlanta's best restaurants. From valet to service to meal....this place is on the next level. Wine list is excellent: love the Boshendal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tonyaVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was amazing! From the mussels to the bobotie rolls to the lamb chops to the actual bobotie dish! The service was outstanding! I will definitely go back so I can try more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something different in Buckhead
    AtlantaFordFryfan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Have been wanting to try this place for a long time. Food was different and very delicious. The sampler platters did not disappoint for our group of 4 as we got to try a lot of food. We got the Safari and Seafood platters and tried everything on the menu just about. It was all delicious. The dessert Di's delight was the perfect ending.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kingklip
    Miggle
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was excellent and genuinely South African. The flavors excellent and true. Everything I had was great with one exception - for an ex-South African I was craving Kingklip and have not had it for 14 years, imagine my disappointment when the fish placed in front of me was not Kingklip. I don't think the staff realized this, but I need to warn them to keep an eye on their supplier on a daily basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like an evening in Durban
    niceguyseattleVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lots of curries and other Indian spices flavor this South African menu. You see the British and Dutch influence in the menu choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our First Visit
    regularguest20
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were impressed with the crisp, yet organic welcoming ambience. Our server and all other associates were quite pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu and wines. We enjoyed our meals very much and will definitely return to try more menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Steve
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We visited for the first time Friday 8/22 and found the food and service to be excellent. We enjoyed a bottle of wine and nice intimate atmosphere at the bar and moved to the outdoor dining area for dinner. We sampled a selection of small plates and found the food to be outstanding. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it. One of my favs
    DinesoutVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We go to this restaurant on a regular basis and every time we have excellent service and delicious food. Our favorites are the lobster spring rolls, caesar salad with biltong, chicken curry, king clip fish, and the prawns. You will love this place and the ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Birthday Dinner
    biglou
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I was taken here for my birthday, by my wife. The food here was absolutely amazing. The place has nice ambiance and the décor is more upscale. We had the Safari Sampler. It was more than enough food for two people. I have recommended it to a number of people already and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rump steak!
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I always get the rump steak appetizer! It is so good! The scene is pretty nice! I have been here on girls nights with a group and date night with my husband! Must try at least once!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    KJ2014VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have eaten here 5 times and have never had a bad meal or experience. Food and service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and great food
    Laokeda107
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The service was excellent. Wasn't my 1st time there so I knew the food was good!! Place is a must! !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had Good Memories, Not this Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I expected so much from 10 Degrees South because I had an amazing time there at my birthday a few years ago. I guess I'll have to leave those memories in the past. I was really hoping for better, but my experience was colored by the fact that I had to sit in the front area, which greatly changes the whole mood of dinner. I could have waited but I didn't want to given that I had a reservation. Plus, when I went to the bathroom, looked like plenty of open seats back there to me (shrug). Different lighting, closer tables, less cozy gives the front a completely different feel. The food was decent but I think $25 is a bit much for ground beef with an egg on top (beef bobotie): good flavor though! Likely, I won't be back, not worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good
    Love2Dine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Was expecting something a little more eclectic but the food was good. The ostrich was the most unique thing on the menu which just tastes like beef. The desserts were something you could just pick up at the store. What was advertised as a South African staple dessert was nothing more than a 4oz. milkshake that costs $8. All in all, everything we had was ok.....nothing there I wouldn't eat again but wouldn't recommend it for someone looking for a dining experience. Side note, the table of 20 apparently disrupted the entire restaurants ability to service every other customer. Dinner took way longer than it should, our waiter apologized every time he came to the table. Don't have large parties on a Saturday night if you can't handle them.
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  • Saturday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Brought friends who have never been. They loved it. Food was great as was the service. You always want people impressed with a new place and they were.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely outstanding
    Jimmy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I brought 4 colleagues there, including one person from South Africa, and we were all completely blown away. Everything we had was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally stopped
    jmagic
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    So, I've driven past this restaurant countless times over the past few years and every now and then when traffic is crawling I'd look over and think "We really should go there". Well, YOU really should go here. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the food and wine selections; very cordial and patient with us and our somewhat indecisiveness on what to eat. The food was outstanding. And that's me trying to be modest about this place. Seriously. Try it out. You'll be blown away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good flavors
    JulingtonResidentVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The bobotie spring rolls are very good, but my chicken curry was just average. It has nice ambience and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great unique menu, nice cozy bar
    Jimmy
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    If you go, I definitely recommend the bar in the back. It's a very cozy place and when we were there, there was a fantastic singer/guitarist that made for a great atmosphere. This place is like four different restaurants in one... the area in the front seemed like an add-on room that was very bright, the next dining room was dark and intimate, the back bar was more vibrant and fun, then they had a covered deck that seemed nice but isn't fully climate controlled (it was very warm that evening).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time here
    DJCF
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was our second time here with friends. Food is very good but I was a little disappointed about the vegetables as a side this time. They where quit uninspired and I wish they would have more different sides to choose.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This Place is an Absolute Treasure!
    elleira
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious and exotic. The service was remarkable. I would dine here daily if I could.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!
    ShanghaiSally02
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I have dined at 10 Degrees South on numerous occasions. The food is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 913 reviews are from the 10 Degrees South reviews archive.
  • Unique dishes & attentive service!
    LiveInTheATL
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    There is a reason these guys have been taking care of the ATL for the last 16 years, great food and impressive service. The memorable small plates include the lobster spring rolls, stir fried calamari and the sosaties. Both of the entrees we tried the Cape klingclip fish and the beef bobotie were exceptional. My wife and I plan to return to try more of 10 Degrees South's unique dishes. Service was spot on and genuine. For an exceptional evening out request Robert Workman as your server.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    222www
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    It was our first time coming, we were given a recommendation to try this restaurant. Did not disappoint! Our waiter didn't really familiarize us with the menu or the restaurant like the other waiter I heard not too far from us, which was probably the only disappointing thing I can think of, we just wanted a little more attention from him. The food was like nothing I ever tasted, EVER!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great atmosphere. The staff was awsome and the food great! Thanks for being so accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Garth
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a very nice romantic dinner last Saturday evening. Food and service was outstanding. Wonderful South African wines to boot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty
    priyagrace
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food at 10 Degrees South was quite delicious. We had a number of appetizers (lobster rolls, butterfly shrimp with peri peri sauce and calamari), and then had the ostrich, rump steak, filet au poivre & the sosaties. The food was good, but there was something missing this time around at the restaurant, but I can't put my finger on it. So, I'd go back eventually, but not in a hurry to do so.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Transported Back to South Africa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I surprised my wife for our 2nd anniversary with a reservation. We had celebrated our first anniversary in S.A. to visit my wife's family, which was the first time I had sampled true S.A. cuisine. This also was our first time at 10 Degrees South, and we had high expectations for the restaurant. Our expectations were certainly met as we found the meal to authentic, delicious and flavorful, the wait staff to be particularly attentive and personable (even giving us complimentary champagne) and decor of candles, dark woods and S.A. elements to create a uniquely romantic atmosphere. The boerewors was really nice as a starter, and our entrees of beef bobotie and sosaties (beef) were fantastic. Overall, it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at 10 Degrees South
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food here was very good. Service was excellent. The noise was a higher level than we like, but we knew coming in what it would be. All in all a great dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Fantastic!!!! Brought back all the reminders of home.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet