10 Degrees South

4.2
1457 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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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MA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service despite being extremely busy. At the end of the night we didn’t mind paying whatever it cost for great food, service and ambiance. Valet parking was also a plus!

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AH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere, and service! Wonderful experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Barking “we don’t split checks here” is poor service. Which is probably why you work at an empty bar. If I’m coming to try out your restaurant and bring you business, you’ll split the check if I tell you to. Get a life.

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the flavours of this Restaurants. The food is good so as Ambience and service

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The restaurant was under staffed, they were out of things we ordered, we waited to be seated 45 mins past our reservation. Overall very disappointed

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AR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I really hate to do this but our experience on Feb 2nd was terrible. We had reservations for a group of six at 8:30 and got seated at 9:30. I realize it was Super Bowl weekend but there were multiple 6-10 person tables open. Once we sat down, we didn't see wait staff for about 15 minutes. No water, no silverware etc...Once we ordered our food about 9:45, we waited an HOUR for it to arrive. I imagined the kitchen may be slammed but when looking around, again noticed multiple empty tables.

Food: My girlfriend and I shared two entres. I had FILET "AU POIVRE" and she ordered the Chicken Curry. My filet quality was sub par. Her chicken was very overdone/dry. Not what I expect from 10 Degrees South. Honestly, the wait was more of an issue because we were SO hungry, we would have eaten almost anything.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Super Bowl weekend - so expected it to be crowded but they were not staffed to support crowd. Extremely slow bar service and table service. Food was good but not worth the $$. First dining experience for 2 of the 3 couples. Unfortunately, they will probably never go back. Ruined the mood of the night.

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L
E. Tennessee
36 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Wow disappointing! This is our favorite restaurant in Atlanta. We came 3 hours to celebrate our anniversary. Had great cocktail and complimentary champagne with excellent bobotie spring rolls. Those are the highlights.

My wife is South African and was excited to eat her favorite fish: kingklip. She said instead of being soft and flaky it was hard and chewy requiring a knife. We told the waitress who ask if she wanted something different; my wife just ask for a new piece of Kingklip. 30 minutes later the new piece was more rubbery than earlier hence not eaten. There was no apology from waitress, manager, or cook. To be fair were not charged for the fish.

It was a bust in every way. Disappointing! No plans to return to our family’s favorite place to celebrate special days!

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GK
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Very slow service

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

My experience was HORRIBLE!!!!!! It was my first time here. I will NEVER go back! The food was great but my service was HORRIBLE!!!

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f
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was not very good would not recommend this restaurant

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MO
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was great but set up of restaurant is awkward. Dining room is right when you walk in the front door and very small. The headlights from incoming traffic were shining directly in my face the entire dinner, tables are very close together, and I was very cold throughout our dinner as the front door was in the dining room and kept opening and closing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor dining area is excellent!

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a
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was served cold. And the vegetables were over cooked

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D
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good was amazing as usual and the atmosphere was superb.

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n
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food. Highly recommend the Bobotie Spring Rolls and, oddly enough, the garlic roll. We ordered the Safari platter and it's enough food for 3-4 people. All the food was delicious and there was a great wine selection. A little pricey but ideal for a special occasion.

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GM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to this restaurant.

Service was perfect! Friendly, but not overly. Attentive, but not overly.

Food was so very tasty! I had the best chicken curry! I still keep thinking about it.

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CD
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location, easy in and out. Friendly people and great food!

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WV
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was authentic and tasted like I never left South Africa! However, if it wasn't for the food I would have had no idea that this was a South African restaurant. Would have loved to see some South African decor and hear some Afrikaans (or a thick accent). Overall, good experience! Would recommend serving Amarula and Cream Soda!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good but a few items we’re a little under temperature. The table we sat at was terrible and located right on a wall. They could have offered something better.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was awesome! Definitely going back!

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AF
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

10 Degrees South was simply amazing. The ostrich medallions were better than what I ate in South Africa back in September! The selection of Pinotage was also a nice add to keep the true S. African theme.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service and the menu was different than the usual fare- quite interesting and appealing. Food was delicious and not heavy handed.

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n
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It had been a 18 months since my last visit and I don't know why. We love this place. Menu is varied - and different with its South African flare. Great friendly staff. Bar is great. Every dish is very well prepared. We had the Sea Bass and Chicken Curry entrees. I will be back much sooner next time!

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B
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent. Made some great recommendations for first time visitors. Food was very good, not quite 5 star but 4+. Good for a special occasion. Not sure it would be a regular visit though... Nothing wrong just lots of other options in town. Drinks were very good as well.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place to go to for an intimate of drinking, eating and laughing with my friends. Bartender Mia is the best, great service and knowledge. And of course amazing delicious food

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This place was good, however in winter time you may be seated in the foyer which is located near the door so be prepared for periods of cold air blowing on you when the door opens. Would recommend not seating in that area if you can avoid.

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TB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!!!

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JS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Been ther multiple times before and was outstanding. This time they were very busy and short staffed. Waited 45 minutes past reservation time (we arrived right on time) to get a table. One bartender took over 20 minutes to get two glasses of wine because the bar and the waiters had so many orders in. Waited at table 20 minutes to get an order in, and a long time for the food. Food was excellent (and almost worth the wait). Great place and food. I hope this experience was an anomily or they will go out of business with such poor service.

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

We waited over an hour to get our food and we only got it then because I called the manager over. The place was short staffed all around which is why we waited so long. There was one bartender for the entire restaurant on a Saturday night. The manager I spoke to was also the only hostess on duty. Our server had 8 tables, including two parties of six. It's a completely mismanaged establishment and for the prices you pay you would think they could afford to staff appropriately.

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FC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my date!!! The food and ambience was amazing!!! I love the heated patio and decor. My date had the peri peri chicken which was super yummy , the sauce on the butternut ravioli was full of great taste, absolutely love this place!!!!

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RS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great but service was a little slow.

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience, service and food.

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CB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried to seat us right by the front door at a 2 top- we asked to be re-seated and sat at a 4 top in the private room with fireplace and 6 tables. Server Sean was outstanding! We started with a drink in the bar- good bartender- but could have used another one because they were a little busy.
We got the platter of meats- wow! We had leftovers for a second meal! It was outstanding! We will be back and bring friends

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CW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server .

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Z
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The platter proclaimed to feed 4 people comes with only 3 lamp chops. The same lamb chops were barely cooked, most restuarants asked customers how they prefer their meats cooked, interestingly 10 Degree South does it differently, i.e assuming everyone prefer to eat barely cooked meat.

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G
Atlanta
76 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Four of us, all of whom had visited South Africa at least once, decided to try 10 degrees South to relive our time in SA. We were really disappointed. The restaurant is very nicely appointed and we were one of two tables which might have been a function of the fact that it was Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend. Because of the romaine lettuce concerns, there was NO salad. Not even a substitute for the romaine lettuce. The food was OK but there were several entrees that were not available. We each chose a different entree and traded. The food was good -- not terrific. We did have a nice bottle of Pinotage but even that was the only one of a few Pinotages that was available. Our server, Ian, was delightful and attentive but not overly so. The best part of the dinner was the dessert.

All in all, it was a very strange experience and we wondered if the restaurant was planning to close for good.

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was amazing! The service could have been better. The restaurant wasn't busy at all (many empty tables) and we still had to wait to be seated since 1 out of the 4 in my party hadn't arrived at our scheduled reservation time. In my birthday outfit, it would have been nice to have been accommodated to be comfortable. The hostess upon our initial encounter wasn't too friendly...seemingly cold disposition. And, our main waiter was very sweet. However, he accidentally served us another party's meal. Overall, we had a great time for my birthday. When I asked the hostess (who occasionally came to our table) if they could write "happy birthday" with chocolate syrup on the plate of the desert I ordered, she quickly responded "no" in a curt manner. Maybe my expectations were just too high...

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G
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had to wait 15 minutes for a table even though they were less than half occupied. The fish and the meat were overcooked but tasty.

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C
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food as always

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