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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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99 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Nosipiwo N
Leuven, Belgium
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank SielVdD
San Francisco, CA
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Traveller94115
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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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Kempton Park, South Africa
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

Thank BurnyE
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3 reviews
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!

Thank Melissa W
Plymouth, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Our guide took us to Sakhumzi Restaurant after our tour in Soweto. What a treat! The buffet style offering allowed us to sample many authentic South African foods, which was a culinary delight! We even tried intestines, which was delicious, as long as you could get past the texture of the dish. We would not have found this restaurant on... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

After exploring Johannesburg and Soweto, my wife and I stopped for lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant. This is obviously a hot spot to bring tourists as was evidenced by the tour buses in the vicinity. However, we were able to get nice seats outside and enjoy the delicious food. The lunch menu consists of a buffet that is found inside; there... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Was very busy on our visit, but added to the lively experience. Food was interesting, as a buffet, but could have done with some labeling. Seems to be a major part of the local tour groups, but worth the visit.

Thank Robbie B
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Sukhumzi is a restaurant that is alive with locals and tourists sitting side by side and consuming authentic South African cuisine in the heart of Soweto! The food is flavorful once you open your mind and your palette to their native cooking. The food was good enough to go back to the buffet table for seconds. Despite the long line,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $18
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, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?