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United Butchery (Fordsburg)
 
3.2 (15 Reviews)

    United Butchery (Fordsburg) http://www.yowzit.com/za/meat-and-poultry/167...
    The United Muslim Meat Supply in Fordsburg/Mayfair has made its mark in the butchery industry, when they became winners of one of the 2007 Platinum Awards of the Cleaver Awards. They specialisein Hala...
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    United Butchery (Fordsburg) in Johannesburg
    The United Muslim Meat Supply in Fordsburg/Mayfair has made its mark in the butchery industry, when they became winners of one of the 2007 Platinum Awards of the Cleaver Awards. They specialisein Halaal meats and meat products. This is an extremely popular butchery amongst the Mayfair, Fordsburg community and gets busy over weekends.
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    Reviews for United Butchery (Fordsburg)

    Average user rating from: 15 user(s)

    Overall Rating 
     
    3.2
    Quality  
     
    3.5  (15)
    Price 
     
    3.1  (15)
    Cleanliness 
     
    3.7  (15)
    Service 
     
    2.4  (15)
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    Been buying meat and other product from United butchery for the past 25 years or so, their sausage products use to taste absolutely delicious so much so that i would constantly recommend them to my friends / colleagues & even family that came up from Durban. "you guys have to taste the sausages from United Butchery", was my famous chirp to them.

    Sadly over the past 6 to 7 years the quality of their sausages has deteriorated, tasteless or rather bland.
    The sausages inflate so much on the braai/grill, with the amount of fat thats in these product and then deflate once taken off.
    Even though I still buy other products i mostly avoid buying any sausage.
    So over these years when i do visit the butchery i say to my myself, "just maybe", let me buy a tray of sausage to try.
    Sadly over these years no progress has been made.
    What happen to the quality?

    Regards
    Vennie
    Overall Rating 
     
    3.5
    Quality  
     
    2.0
    Price 
     
    4.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    4.0
    Service 
     
    4.0
    Vennie Govender Reviewed by Vennie Govender January 22, 2019
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    tasteless / bland chicken, beef and meat sausages

    Been buying meat and other product from United butchery for the past 25 years or so, their sausage products use to taste absolutely delicious so much so that i would constantly recommend them to my friends / colleagues & even family that came up from Durban. "you guys have to taste the sausages from United Butchery", was my famous chirp to them.

    Sadly over the past 6 to 7 years the quality of their sausages has deteriorated, tasteless or rather bland.
    The sausages inflate so much on the braai/grill, with the amount of fat thats in these product and then deflate once taken off.
    Even though I still buy other products i mostly avoid buying any sausage.
    So over these years when i do visit the butchery i say to my myself, "just maybe", let me buy a tray of sausage to try.
    Sadly over these years no progress has been made.
    What happen to the quality?

    Regards
    Vennie

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    I have always been treated well and the chicken is the best
    Overall Rating 
     
    4.5
    Quality  
     
    5.0
    Price 
     
    3.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    5.0
    Service 
     
    5.0
    Joe Reviewed by Joe October 11, 2018
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    Undoubtably one of the best

    I have always been treated well and the chicken is the best

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    The staff is always chatting or arguing among themselves. I was there last saturday to purchase, i actually walked out cos as the person coming to serve me his hand was inside his pant and scratching his private part. Thats so disgusting. I have been a loyal customer to United Butchery for many years. I am very sorry but i have now moved to Khans
    Overall Rating 
     
    1.5
    Quality  
     
    3.0
    Price 
     
    1.0
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    1.0
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    1.0
    Shireen Reviewed by Shireen March 02, 2018
    Last updated: March 02, 2018
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    Pathethic

    The staff is always chatting or arguing among themselves. I was there last saturday to purchase, i actually walked out cos as the person coming to serve me his hand was inside his pant and scratching his private part. Thats so disgusting. I have been a loyal customer to United Butchery for many years. I am very sorry but i have now moved to Khans

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    I a regular customer but after Saturday Being served by a guy and tjen aftetwards picking his nose in full view how gross sies.You have lost a good customer who ones returned stuff that was mix up with mine and I got a koeksister in return.how patatic.Dont give nothing instead .and make aure ur stuff weargoves coz they work with food.Just tjinking about it make me sick
    Overall Rating 
     
    1.8
    Quality  
     
    3.0
    Price 
     
    2.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    1.0
    Service 
     
    1.0
    Lorraine Reviewed by Lorraine December 20, 2017
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    Picking his nose digging diamonds sies

    I a regular customer but after Saturday Being served by a guy and tjen aftetwards picking his nose in full view how gross sies.You have lost a good customer who ones returned stuff that was mix up with mine and I got a koeksister in return.how patatic.Dont give nothing instead .and make aure ur stuff weargoves coz they work with food.Just tjinking about it make me sick

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    Hi, I've come across plain russians in the smoked labeled package.. not only once but twice.. please look into this
    Overall Rating 
     
    4.5
    Quality  
     
    5.0
    Price 
     
    5.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    5.0
    Service 
     
    3.0
    fageria Reviewed by fageria March 21, 2017
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    Plain Russians in smoked package

    Hi, I've come across plain russians in the smoked labeled package.. not only once but twice.. please look into this

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    Been there today with a friend to purchase some samoosa pur. so anyway we choose fatimas pur because we like bigger samosas. the elderly lady at the till kept talking in gujarati to the other teller next to her saying rich people buy ayeshas pur and the poor buy Fatimas pur, what the hell does she mean??? when I buy stuff I don't look at prices I go for what I like and want whether its cheaper or more expensive!! she has no right to Judge!! she clearly doesn't know the meaning of being rich or poor. but at least the teller next to her apologised for her comment.
    Overall Rating 
     
    2.3
    Quality  
     
    2.0
    Price 
     
    3.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    3.0
    Service 
     
    1.0
    Sabie Reviewed by Sabie June 18, 2015
    Last updated: June 18, 2015
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    Talking about customers in front of them

    Been there today with a friend to purchase some samoosa pur. so anyway we choose fatimas pur because we like bigger samosas. the elderly lady at the till kept talking in gujarati to the other teller next to her saying rich people buy ayeshas pur and the poor buy Fatimas pur, what the hell does she mean??? when I buy stuff I don't look at prices I go for what I like and want whether its cheaper or more expensive!! she has no right to Judge!! she clearly doesn't know the meaning of being rich or poor. but at least the teller next to her apologised for her comment.

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    I visit this butchery once a month with my friend and colleague, Molly. Molly is Indian and makes the best samoosas, rotis, curries and curried meatballs ever!! She buys her pastries ready made from United as well as her chicken mince and spices. Molly says its not worth her while making the pastry when she can buy it here - having tasted her food, I agree!!
    Overall Rating 
     
    4.5
    Quality  
     
    5.0
    Price 
     
    4.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    4.0
    Service 
     
    5.0
    Pepe Stedman Reviewed by Pepe Stedman June 02, 2015
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    United Butchery (Fordsburg)

    I visit this butchery once a month with my friend and colleague, Molly. Molly is Indian and makes the best samoosas, rotis, curries and curried meatballs ever!! She buys her pastries ready made from United as well as her chicken mince and spices. Molly says its not worth her while making the pastry when she can buy it here - having tasted her food, I agree!!

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    Their meat is quite pricey but definitely worth it because of the great quality. I love their pattys and sausages..... mouth watering
    Overall Rating 
     
    4.3
    Quality  
     
    5.0
    Price 
     
    3.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    5.0
    Service 
     
    4.0
    Naeemah Reviewed by Naeemah August 24, 2012
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    Worth the price

    Their meat is quite pricey but definitely worth it because of the great quality. I love their pattys and sausages..... mouth watering

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    This is undoubtedly one of the best butchers in Johannesburg. I travel all the way from Pretoria just to shop at United. The quality of meat is great and the staff are willing to help, but get overwhelmed on the week-ends when it is very busy, however the till staff are excellent and the queues flow very fast. I have been shopping here for the past 12 years and I am one happy customer and my friends all share the same feelings toward this butchery.
    Overall Rating 
     
    3.5
    Quality  
     
    4.0
    Price 
     
    3.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    4.0
    Service 
     
    3.0
    Annaliza Maharaj Reviewed by Annaliza Maharaj July 10, 2012
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    Good quality products

    This is undoubtedly one of the best butchers in Johannesburg. I travel all the way from Pretoria just to shop at United. The quality of meat is great and the staff are willing to help, but get overwhelmed on the week-ends when it is very busy, however the till staff are excellent and the queues flow very fast. I have been shopping here for the past 12 years and I am one happy customer and my friends all share the same feelings toward this butchery.

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    Basic customer service is lacking. The quality leaves a lot to be desired. The chicken smells old and the processed meats are not that tasty.
    Overall Rating 
     
    2.3
    Quality  
     
    2.0
    Price 
     
    2.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    4.0
    Service 
     
    1.0
    ZeeZee Reviewed by ZeeZee June 30, 2012
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    Quality and service despicable

    Basic customer service is lacking. The quality leaves a lot to be desired. The chicken smells old and the processed meats are not that tasty.

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    have been there ex customer.....ran away due to service.....staff is always chatting or arguing among them selves ..no system.u can wait there for 15 mins left hanging .but honestly the store is great and offer a wide and large variety.but sadly i had to go to another store as i was a loyal client but sevice was a disgrace.....have supported them alot but nothing in return.....
    Overall Rating 
     
    3.3
    Quality  
     
    4.0
    Price 
     
    4.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    4.0
    Service 
     
    1.0
    salma mansuri Reviewed by salma mansuri June 26, 2012
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    staff needs to shake it up...

    have been there ex customer.....ran away due to service.....staff is always chatting or arguing among them selves ..no system.u can wait there for 15 mins left hanging .but honestly the store is great and offer a wide and large variety.but sadly i had to go to another store as i was a loyal client but sevice was a disgrace.....have supported them alot but nothing in return.....

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    Wide selection of meat products. Staff need to be more helpful and friendly
    Overall Rating 
     
    2.8
    Quality  
     
    4.0
    Price 
     
    3.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    3.0
    Service 
     
    1.0
    Muhammed Reviewed by Muhammed February 14, 2012
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    Better service needed

    Wide selection of meat products. Staff need to be more helpful and friendly

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    Poor service, unfriendly & unhelpful. They got a large variety of stock but not very welcoming.
    Overall Rating 
     
    3.0
    Quality  
     
    3.0
    Price 
     
    3.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    4.0
    Service 
     
    2.0
    Naeema Reviewed by Naeema October 19, 2011
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    unfriendly

    Poor service, unfriendly & unhelpful. They got a large variety of stock but not very welcoming.

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    Every business is good at certain things and bad at others. My advice on this place is to never try their spatchcock chicken. After cooking this product, it remained the hardest chicken to eat. The quality was unbelievably bad. This was very surprising because their products are generally good. They have a great variety of meat and deli products of really good quality. However, the chicken experience left a bad taste in my mouth. Furthermore, their service at the cashier counter is not even satisfactory. None of the cashiers smile or greet customers. Standing in the paying queue, all you hear is someone screaming out "NEXT". When you get to the cashier, your products are 'dumped' on a counter and the cashier proceeds to process the transaction, without a word! Surely these guys make enough money to invest in a automated system informing their customers to proceed to the next available cashier....and teach their staff to greet customers. After all, what is a business without its customers. There are many businesses vary similar to United in the surrounding area, competing for the same customer and if these guys cannot see the warning signs, they are going to lose many customers. Speaking to many of my mates who shop in the area, it seems like these guys are losing customers already. Overall, a less than satisfactory customer experience and I would recommend trying Khan's Meat or Forsmay Butchery for much better service, if you are in the surrounding area.
    Overall Rating 
     
    2.5
    Quality  
     
    1.0
    Price 
     
    3.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    4.0
    Service 
     
    2.0
    Phiroz Jogie Reviewed by Phiroz Jogie October 18, 2011
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    Poor quality product and customer service needs major improvement.

    Every business is good at certain things and bad at others. My advice on this place is to never try their spatchcock chicken. After cooking this product, it remained the hardest chicken to eat. The quality was unbelievably bad. This was very surprising because their products are generally good. They have a great variety of meat and deli products of really good quality. However, the chicken experience left a bad taste in my mouth. Furthermore, their service at the cashier counter is not even satisfactory. None of the cashiers smile or greet customers. Standing in the paying queue, all you hear is someone screaming out "NEXT". When you get to the cashier, your products are 'dumped' on a counter and the cashier proceeds to process the transaction, without a word! Surely these guys make enough money to invest in a automated system informing their customers to proceed to the next available cashier....and teach their staff to greet customers. After all, what is a business without its customers. There are many businesses vary similar to United in the surrounding area, competing for the same customer and if these guys cannot see the warning signs, they are going to lose many customers. Speaking to many of my mates who shop in the area, it seems like these guys are losing customers already. Overall, a less than satisfactory customer experience and I would recommend trying Khan's Meat or Forsmay Butchery for much better service, if you are in the surrounding area.

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    This butchery offers a good selection of meat and chicken products, but the staff could be a little friendly and learn to smile and greet customers. They seem to forget that the customers are the purpose of their existence. There are many butcheries around JHB offering the same quality of products, but the service is much better. Hence, I would not recommend United butchery based on the customer experience.
    Overall Rating 
     
    3.5
    Quality  
     
    4.0
    Price 
     
    3.0
    Cleanliness 
     
    5.0
    Service 
     
    2.0
    Phiroz Jogie Reviewed by Phiroz Jogie October 04, 2011
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    Staff could be more friendly

    This butchery offers a good selection of meat and chicken products, but the staff could be a little friendly and learn to smile and greet customers. They seem to forget that the customers are the purpose of their existence. There are many butcheries around JHB offering the same quality of products, but the service is much better. Hence, I would not recommend United butchery based on the customer experience.

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