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6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 1379
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As a Tour Guide , I always take my Guests there for lunch after a Township Tour. They like it , I must say

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London
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly service, excellent choice of food (buffet) and drinks. Clean toilets. Very happy that the tour stopped here for lunch.

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Thank EAWhitley1
Brufut-Gambia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the meal option is buffet style this is a good chance to try small portions of food then pig out if you like it. Only thing I couldn't try was tripe. Just looks so nice but then the brain says NO. Very busy meaning the buffet is not sitting there all day and is fresh

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for Sunday lunch ,it was busy, Vibey, lots of food and drink and the buffet was worth the price . Amongst my friends everyone was happy with everything they tried however I enjoyed all the accompaniments rather than the meat . Your buffet is set up in a Sowetan house , it's truly a different experience on the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Sakhumzi restaurant situated on the bustling Vilakazi Street in Soweto is a must visit for locals as well as visitors. This is where you experience the true South African vibe. You can sit there for hours enjoying the authentic, tasty traditional South African cuisine and drinks. Mandela House and Desmond Tutu's house are a short walking distance from Sakhumzi.

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Sakhumzi lies just across the street when visiting Mandela House in Villakasie Street 8115, Orlando West, Soweto. It has a vast shadowy terrace and a friendly staff that is well trained in handling the stream of tourists at this place. The food is typical African: different dishes like curries and stews, salads and 'mielies pap' (corn porridge) are presented in... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Sakhumzi for lunch and enjoyed a delicious buffet, lovely wine, and warm welcoming service. The street performances were fun too!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

It's located on the main drag of Soweto. I had the lunch buffet (about $12). Fresh food constantly coming out. No complaints.

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Thank CarlTravels
SakhumziMaqubela, Owner at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this review

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Sakhumzi is a must for anyone, not only international travellers. Every South African should also visit this restaurant in Soweto to experience our local traditions and 'lekka' local food. Situated on the only street in the world that housed two Nobel Peace Prize winners, it is a very vibey tourist location that is safe to visit. With all sorts of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We visited Sakhumzi as part of our Soweto Tour and enjoyed the great vibe and lunch that Sakhumzi provided! Certainly the cherry on the top of a great day!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $18
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?