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Sakhumzi Restaurant

6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 1379
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
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6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

After visiting the Orlando Towers (which was great fun) we went to lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant. We loved the vibe on the streets and requested the waiter for a table outside. Although there were a lot of empty tables outside he ignored us and we...More

Thank AduPreez
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Very good, fresh authentic South African food. The type that Mama would have made if she grew up here. I was particularly fond of the curry chicken as well as the cabbage and greens. The two disserts I had were fantastic. A type of a...More

Thank Cal92673
Reviewed June 1, 2017

We took some Polish tourist to lunch at Sakhumzi. The food was good. As it is a buffet restaurant, I will advise that the dishes names be presented in more than one language, maybe add German and French. Would not recommend it for the food...More

Thank DanieLourens
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

The food was great, especially the malva pudding and the ice cream. They had the traditional dishes which were all very tasty. Definitely a tourist destination, I think all the tour guides take their groups there. I'd recommend it if you're in Soweto and want...More

1  Thank cecorbett
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Soweto, baby, that's what I'm talking about! On my final day of a three week trip to South Africa, I had my driver take me back to Soweto, which I had visited earlier in the trip, so I could do some final shopping at the...More

Thank Marc R
Reviewed May 21, 2017

We ate here during a tour of Soweto. The food on the buffet was tasty and provided an authentic meal. I saw both tourists and locals eating here, which was nice as sometimes the "authentic" restaurants are solely for the visitors, not for those living...More

1  Thank Sheila S
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Enjoyed authentic food buffet lunch with a variety of delicious foods and deserts. The buffet included vegetarian options and ice creams. Enjoyed the street view while dinning. The place gets busy but lines move fast.

Thank Yaatri50
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Mix with the locals and enjoy good food. This is a good restaurant to have lunch before visiting the Nelson Mandela house. It's a buffet with lots of variety. Food was very fresh. They also have local hip/hop dancers who perform for tips.

Thank millie4t
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Sakhumzi is an institution and looks like a must do after visiting Mandela's house, definitely a tourist attraction. The ambiance is nice, the staff friendly, a group of singers sang a few traditional songs which was the highlight of our lunch. They serve buffet lunch,...More

Thank Vanessa A
SakhumziMaqubela, Owner at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Thank you for this review.

Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Went with a tour guide. Had chicken with a sweet glaze, chips and pap which was very tasty. Good atmosphere too - lots of locals partying in the street. I wasn't expecting Cape Town prices in a township - but the restaurant is on the...More

Thank SunLoverChloe
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ramathanyane r
May 12, 2017|
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Response from SakhumziMaqubela | Property representative |
Hi there, yes, your safety is our number one priority. As such we have security on the premises and police who are constantly patrolling on the street.
April 26, 2015|
Response from Marti_V1 | Reviewed this property |
No. For Halal meals around Johannesburg visit Fordsburg and Mayfair
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $18
Brunch, 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
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, 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
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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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