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Sakhumzi

6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 22 restaurants in Soweto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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209 reviews 209 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very lively place with decent food. The portion are big but the food is just ok. It's now a very touristic place and more party oriented. If you are with friends and want to have some good time, that's the place. If you really want great food, probably not.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The buffet was delicious though expensive for African Food. The only suggestion would be that they offer a braai, (barbeque)directly off the grill.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Two guests in our party found hair in two different dishes. While the food was tasty, our entire party questioned the cleanliness and safety of the food preparation at this restaurant. I would not recommend or return here.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A friend took us to the Mandela House and after we decided to have a bite and he recommended Sakhumzi. I'm soooo glad we went. The experience was like being at a large family reunion with everyone around eating, drinking and having a fab time. The food, mostly local South African cuisine, tastes like it's just come out of a... More

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Soweto, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It is a place to be. Many people come together for socializing.The food is nice and tasty. it is in the vicinity of Nelson Mandela Museum

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Shanghai
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

This was our students first experience of African food. Great buffet selection so they could try what they felt comfortable with. Excellent service, friendly staff and some excellent entertainment from street entertainers.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Extremely friendly service, great food and value for money. The restaurant is almost opposite Mandela's house (now a small museum) on Vilakazi street. Soweto is really accessible and it felt very safe. The owners have also a butcher shop in Soweto, near crossroad, so their food is always fresh. Strongly recommend this restaurant in Soweto.

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California City, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The food here was excellent. It is a buffet of African cuisine with various items for you to try. It is popular among the tourist and the locals on historical Vilakazi Street. Enjoy the African dancers and other street performers there. The ice cream for desert was a special treat and the best I ever had!

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food reminds one of your mother's food. Perfect for entertaining clients and for friends outings.

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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Vilakazi Street is vibey and has a few restaurants but we are happy we chose this one. Loved the atmosphere and the friendly service. The food was excellent too! We will be back.

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