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Mzoli's

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African, International, Barbecue, Grill
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M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BBQ/Braii SA style

Slight trepidation about eating here. Meats in display cabinet looked thoroughly fresh. Seeing the traditional stoves, with the wood piled high at the sides was quite something. Basic approach taken. Escorted through the kitchens to the canopied area at the side of the building. This where the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Huw D
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Margam, United Kingdom
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Margam, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Slight trepidation about eating here. Meats in display cabinet looked thoroughly fresh. Seeing the traditional stoves, with the wood piled high at the sides was quite something. Basic approach taken. Escorted through the kitchens to the canopied area at the side of the building. This where the party happens after sun-down. We arrived around lunchtime, so no party atmosphere. Food... More 

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Polokwane, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Enjoyed the music and food. Though I would never go there again as I experienced what I wanted to see and experience. The owner is very nice towards the people but having been to Shisa Nyama busy Corner in Johannesburg I still would choose jhb to CT when it comes to the meat

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Confused by some of the reviews here. I went with a large group of friends and it was absolutely INCREDIBLE. One of the best day parties I've ever attended - and what an experience! Pick your meat, they'll cook it for you... go next door and buy cutlery/plates if you want... BYOB... and then party for the entire day. Great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Mzoli's has some of the best meat that I've ever had in my life! My boyfriend also agrees. The secret definitely lies in the seasoning. We were in Cape Town for two weeks and went to Mzoli's each week. Even then I was a little sad we didn't go the day prior to leaving. We absolutely love Mzoli's and have... More 

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Pijnacker, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Was a amazing experience, great food, great music and a lot of amazing people. Order meat at the butcher than walk to the braai and 30 minutes later you will be eating amazing food with lovely people dancing around!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I went there on a Friday, great party! Cool local made stuff to buy on the street just out front! The meat with their tomato sauce is the best I ever had, and the coolest way to order food! Happy dancing people everywhere!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went there to experience the vibe, as well as the food, this past Sunday. After having a good time, enjoying the diversity, smiles and laughter all round, we decided to head home as it was getting late. Get to the car, and out of nowhere this group of 5 men bombard me and my two friends. They were pulling my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Im at mzolis at the moment. The vibe is good but after waiting four hours for our food,just to be given cold meat(and wors that disappeared somehow) I am embarrassed to say I refered my fellow colleges from all over the world to come and visit mzolis. Ive come to find that tourists are served much quicker than locals even... More 

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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a jewel in the Gugulethu Township. The braai\BBQ is delicious and the atmosphere casual and festive. The prices are very reasonable, but the downside is that I would only go with a tour operator. Keep some local currency coins with you for tips.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Top food in a great setting, the staff are a good laugh and you can really enjoy great food here. be sure to slip the braai masters a few bob and they'll cook your food real quick.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Cuisine: African, International, Barbecue, Grill

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