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All 22 Soweto Restaurants

Wandies Place

618 Makhalemele Street | Dube Village, Soweto, South Africa
+27 (0)11 982 2796 or 082 992 3888
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Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Soweto
Hours:
Thu - Mon 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Encinitas, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had hired a private tour guide (Brenda Dornbrack) to take us around the greater Johannesburg area. During our all day tour, we stopped at Wandies Place for a late lunch. We felt safe, the food is very authentic to the area, and the staff were beyond friendly. We were even treated to the songs of a local guitarist. A... More

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Boksburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Unfortunately Wandies did not live up to expectations. The atmosphere was stilted, none of the vibe that had been hyped. The food was disappointing and looked like it was left over from the lunch sitting. On the whole it was not an experience I would rush to repeat.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This has for to be my fav restaurant ever, such character, authenticity and ambience! Was like being home xx

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Johannesburg
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What to say....was sadly disappointed - I have to admit and say that they are still riding on the ratings of the past! Honestly this is how I see it. Had such huge expectations for a truly African Experience, and it was not to be....sure the restaurant was authentic and local, and I really liked the pots for the buffet,... More

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Lancaster, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went with a group of about 25 people and we had an awesome time. The food was buffet style and it was very delicious and plentiful. The restaurant is popular among celebrities and it was exciting to write our names on the walls (which is their tradition) to show that we had been there. Enjoy!

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Arlington, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Not sure how to rate Wandie's. I liked some foods and some I didn't. Since it is my only Soweto food experience, I have nothing to compare it to. It seems to be the stop for lots of tour guides. Lots of American tourist there when I went. The atmosphere seemed fun and the place looked clean. Good live entertainment... More

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London
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A nice restaurant in the middle of Soweto. Food is "home made" and very diverse/authentic. The setting is pleasant and gives a good feel of the typical township life/culture. I highly recommend it as part of any visit to the Soweto area.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Poor service, toilet facilities & poor food! The quality of their food has gone down the drain! The presentation of the food is also terrible! We are trying to entertain international guests... can we keep up the previous much-raved about food and service from previous years?

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I take a lot of tourist to this restaurant and everytime we go there the staff are always so helpful and friendly and the food is an authentic african experience. The atmosphere is so great for foreign tourist a real taste of Africa and the township of Soweto.

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London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We had a chance to stop here after a long day in Soweto & have to say, what a place. You just have to stop here for lunch if you can. Fantastic food, service was great and everyone so friendly. Walls are covered with loads of business cards from past patrons. The whole place is a must see. Hope all... More

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Additional Information about Wandies Place

Address: 618 Makhalemele Street | Dube Village, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)11 982 2796 or 082 992 3888
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Soweto
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 2:00 am

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