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Sakhumzi Restaurant

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6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 1379
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Kempton Park, South Africa
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent sundowner in the famous Vilakazi street, with a variety of African dishes from the buffet or the menu, drinks galore...and good music in the background!

Thank GarySib
Johannesburg, South Africa
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258 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular Vilakazi Street restaurant which serves an African inspired buffet with drinks service to table. You will most likely be greeted by owner. Friendly staff, good service. Popular as a lunch stop for tours. Centrally located in Vilakazi street so you can take in the sights and sound of the street. A stone's throw from Mandela's and Tutu's house.

Thank TravelOften1968
South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

South Africa is a place of many cultures, many friendly faces and a huge variety of food. And when you decide to visit South Africa and especially Vilikazi street you can not afford to miss Sakhumzi Restaurant. Get yourself an ice cold beer and enjoy the vibe of South Africa. The food is very good and very true to our... More 

Thank Annette B
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is good considering where it is situated near Mandela's old home. The buffet is local and varied, it is rare to find a place that serves local food. The food here is what I would expect in a South African household, there is food from most of the South African culture groups. The dessert was my favourite... More 

Thank RandomJLondon
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is spacious and comfortable. Offering a great variety of food where the menu caters for western and African food. The ambience is great, with background music

Thank 486elijahn
Treviso, Italy
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406 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 914 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before to visit Mandela House, I took a lunch in this restaurant with some friends. Vilakazi Street does hot have so many restaurants therefore, we did not a lot of choices. The restaurant is quite big, fast service and there is a buffet where everyone can bring the food by yourself. The price should be around 160/70 rand with a... More 

Thank olivehoover
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This seems like an authentic tourist trap type of place. The food is salty and greasy. Dessert is the best part. Three of our party of six developed the runs within hours of eating here. Watch for the ice cream scoop rinsed in water...or better still, skip it.

Thank Chrisoula K
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bad service. Bad food. Mostly rice no chicken. Only accepts cash. You never get a receipt. No amount is ever rung up in the cash register.

Thank SPantiques
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

As a born and bred South African it was good to visit Vilikasi Street. I had heard a lot about this famous street and the all the restaurants situated in it. It was good traditional South African food, as expected, served in the the traditional buffet way. The restaurant has tried to keep the decor and furniture as simple as... More 

Thank Shaunrivalland
Heidelberg, Germany
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Food is average but service absolutely atrocious. Sitting for an hour after finishing a drink and no waitress, no plates to fetch food and not a single friendly word. Unacceptable especially for a business dinner.

Thank Katrin F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Soweto
  • Phone Number: +27 11 536 1379
Sakhumzi Restaurant is located in Soweto - the largest black township in South Africa. Vilakazi Street, the tourist Mecca of Soweto, is where Sakhumzi opens its doors to anyone and everyone - from locals, to tourists and even corporate groups. Sakhumzi is a restaurant with true 'kasi' flavour. Kasi, meaning township - a vibrant community welcoming everyone in for lively local tunes and authentic home cooked Soweto food!

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