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Nambitha - CLOSED

Vilakazi St | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
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Cuisines: African
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Roodepoort, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We booked our company year end function with Nambitha Restaurant, Valikazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto on 24 November for the 12 December 2014. On arrival, we had no seating as they double booked the venue and we had to stand a round for over two hours. When we confronted the manager Sam, we could not get a satisfying answer from... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I organised a company outing to this venue, and although the restaurant itself is of a nice size with both an indoor and an outdoor area I found the atmosphere a bit lacking, although this could possibly have been due to a mid month visit albeit a Friday night. The themed food was enjoyed by most, but no real vegetarian... More 

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Rotselaar, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Recommended by Tim Smith, our guide from Wildside Tours & Safaris, we had a very tasty lunch in this great restaurant. The service was very good: a very nice lady helped us with the first real African food we had in SA, and the location is great, right on Vilakazi street. The food made me want to move to SA... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The restaurant has a rich history in the liberation struggle of South Africa. The famous street that host two noble peace prize winners was in honour of the stalling contribution of Jabu Vilakazi, who's sacrifice to the liberation struggle of South Africa was second to non. The restaurant boosts an indoor gallery in honour of the rich history of the... More 

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Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nambitha is astounding! It is at the top of Vilakazi Street and is perfectly located to enable the traditional dancers to perform for you. The food is what you would expect to find in top Sandton restaurants and seems a bit out of place in the old part of Soweto. Safe parking with an offer of a car wash makes... More 

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Soweto, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The food is delicious and the traditional food gives an african taste. homely. For dislike i have not experienced any

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Having lunch at Nambitha with overseas friends was a very pleasant experience! We sat outside, had delicious food, the service was very good and the atmosphere very pleasant. The staff is nice and solicitous, and had a lot of patience with our changes and long decision times.... I definitely recommend it.

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Sandton, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

The decor is of a more European Vibe, which does not fit in with the area. most tourists are looking for an authentic traditional restaurant in Soweto. the food served is also mediocre, i tried Hake and Chips once and the hake was still raw, although it was a large portion.

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Additional Information about Nambitha

Address: Vilakazi St | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Soweto
Cuisine: African

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