Tempura Hake Fillet On The John Dorys Menu

John Dorys has developed a fantastic range of seafood-related items on its menu. Popular selections include a range of hake fish, sushi plates, and a number of grilled dishes as well.

Here is the latest John Dorys menu with prices:

Menu ItemPrice (R)


Calamari Strips68.00
Mussel Bowl59.00

Fish Market

Calamari Strips129.00
Hake & Chips - 1 Piece79.00
Hake & Chips - 2 Piece109.00
Family Meal Deal199.00
Sole (180g)129.00

Kids Meals

200g Ribs63.00
Quarter Chicken52.00


Double Hake & Calamari Strips139.00
Sole & Calamari Strips115.00
Sole & Prawns129.00
Hake & Prawns119.00
1/4 Chicken & 400g Ribs159.00

Prawns & Platters

Ten JD's Prawns129.00
Fifteen JD's Prawns169.00
Coastal Platter129.00
John's Platter155.00

Sushi Menu

Bean Curd54.00
California Rolls (4 pieces)39.00
Sandwiches (2 pieces)39.00
Hake Nuggets45.00
Maki (3 pieces)39.00
Salmon Roses (3 pieces)69.00
Hand Roll59.00
Vegetarian Futomaki39.00
The Bomb (4 pieces)58.00
Prawn Tempura (3 pieces)58.00
Rainbow Rolls (4 pieces)58.00
Cucumber Rolls (4 pieces)58.00
Prawn Avalanche58.00
Prawn & Cheese Spring Rolls45.00
Strawberry & Cream Pudding54.00
Rose Parcels65.00
Vegetarian Rainbow Roll58.00
Tuna/Salmon Trio54.00
Samurai Salmon Rolls59.00
Tuna Roses49.00
Deep Fried Futomaki58.00
Prawn Surprise58.00
Valentine Roll58.00
Tempura Rainbow Rolls58.00
Smoked Cali Rolls58.00
C&C Bombs58.00
Snow Crab Rolls58.00
Prawn Reload85.00
Caterpillar Roll58.00
Two Oceans Sushi Platter109.00
Maritime Platter279.00
Rainbow Warrior Platter125.00
Family Sushi Deal269.00


Ice Cream & Bar-one Sauce36.00
Peppermint Tart39.00

John Dorys Menu Best Seller

John Dorys hasn’t grown to where they are today by serving up average seafood and sushi – quite the opposite really. And although their menu is relatively small, compared to some of the other seafood giants in South Africa such as the vast range of seafood on the menu at Ocean Basket, John Dorys menu still packs a flavourful punch.

If you’re looking to try out some of their most popular food from the get-go, you should look no further than their classic Hake & Chips combo. For just R79.00, you’ll get either tempura-battered or grilled hake fillet served with coleslaw and a healthy portion of chips as well. Delicious.

A Sample Of John Dorys Famous Seafood Prawns
A Sample Of John Dorys Famous Seafood Prawns

Hake is arguably the most popular fish to eat in South Africa, so there may be a high chance you’ve recently eaten it already. If that’s the case for you, switch it up a bit and try out John Dorys’ Calamari Strips. Fresh, perfectly battered, and paired with a tasty tartar sauce. Yum.

Are taste buds starting to get excited? Keep them in line because there’s more to come.

John Dorys has also spent a fair amount of time on its sushi menu, and they’ve certainly done well for themselves. It’s a minority, but the customers who visit John Dorys to enjoy their sushi are some of the most loyal and valuable because they keep coming back.

If you’re just starting out on their sushi menu, give the classic Rainbow and California Rolls a go – both excellent introductions to the wide range that lies ahead.

Of course, if you’re more the type to dive right in, they have plenty of sushi platters with samples of many styles to enjoy as well.

Sushi is quickly gaining in popularity across South Africa as well. Simply Asia, a Thai-style restaurant consistently opening new locations across the country, also has a great range of sushi to enjoy on its menu.

In the end, if different styles of fresh seafood are what you’re after, head down to your local John Dorys – you’ll be fantastically satisfied when you walk out their doors.

Menu Specials

If the prices of some of the items on the menu are a bit intimidating, John Dorys has you covered with a range of awesome specials you can enjoy.

Their most famous special, by far, is their Petite Hake & Chips for R35.00. Available all day, every day, and for takeaway, delivery, and call & collect as well. Perfect for a quick and tasty meal. If you’re after something a little more filling, you can make it a double R55.00

Hake Chips Special And John Dorys
Hake Chips Special And John Dorys 1

Here are some more specials on offer at John Dorys:

  • 10 JDs Prawns – R89.00
  • 15 JDs Prawns – R139.00
  • 20 JDs Prawns – R159.00
  • Sushi Wednesday – Maritime Platter (18pc) and get a FREE Two Oceans Sushi Platter (8pc) – R279.00
  • Sushi Wednesday – 50% Off All Sushi

These promos may not be running at the store near you, so it’s best to give them a call beforehand to double check before heading down and ordering. To keep up with the latest specials, follow John Dorys on social media – links below.

About John Dorys

John Dorys has come a long way since its early beginnings in 1996, having now served millions of South Africans the delicious taste of the sea with a huge range of tasty seafood options.


On top of their delicious menu which keeps their customers coming back, they’ve striven to provide only the highest-quality service to everyone who walks through their doors. With staff often going the ‘extra mile to ensure customers consistently receive the best possible experience while dining’.

It can be quite easy to predict John Dorys future – so long as they keep doing what they’re doing, offering a quality menu at a quality price with above-average service, it’s likely that John Dorys will continue to add more restaurants to their already expansive network.


Still not sure what to order on your next visit to John Dorys? Why not send their team a message on social media and they’ll let you know what some of their most popular items currently are?

If, after all that, you’re still not certain if John Dorys is for you, then maybe it simply isn’t. Maybe you’ll be better off having a pizza at Debonairs instead.

Of course, feel free to ask any other questions you have in the comments below.

Enjoy your food!