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All 22 Soweto Restaurants

Sakhumzi

6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Soweto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Panaji, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

No visit to Soweto is complete without visiting two places there - The house of Nelson Mandela and Sakhumzi Restaurant on Vilakazi Street. Sit down - sip your Beer, enjoy the Soweto Township Food and Bar b Que.....The African Entertainment is a delight to watch. I would strongly recommend this place to all who visit Soweto and want to forget... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for beer and food after a long day sightseeing. The food is mostly barbecue and it's good value for money. The best part is the athmosphere: music, people dancing, the expensive cars passing by showing off and the easyness to meet people.

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South Africa,Johannesburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The atmosphere is viby. Sitting outside and observe all the goings on while enjoying your meal. Large variety of buffet dishes to choose from.

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Right in heart of Soweto, this place seems to be the place to be, as it was packed when my tour group got here. The food is average, it's served buffet style and there is chicken, other meats, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and pudding. However, the experience is unique, as I felt I was really like a local there (even though... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very convenient and your tour bus is likely to stop here. We paid 120 rand for a buffet meal compared to half that price in up market Jo'burg. The food is buffet so kept hot for long periods and one worries about hygiene. Choice of chicken, mutton, tripe and veg dishes. Pudding was really just ice cream, jelly or sponge.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The atmosphere here on a weekend night tastes even better than the food - which is African and good (but don't expect anything fancy). The place, just a short walk from the Mandela house, is crowded and lively. Yes, it's touristy but not too many tour buses yet. They can't park in front, anyway, because the street's too busy and... More

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edinburgh
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106 reviews 106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

When we left Madikwe and arrived Johanessburg we travelled by bus to Sowetto to this amazing restaurant before visiting Mandela's House and the Hector Pieterson museum. As there were 40 of us we were allocated tables outside and a waiter took our drinks order right away. The sun was shining and very hot but a great atmosphere. We had the... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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231 reviews 231 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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