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Sakhumzi Restaurant

6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 1379
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

friday afternoon after driving all teh from fourways to this place my friends and i walk into,we are greeting by noby at the door,few seconds later we are shown to a table by a lady,and shows us our waiter who does not even greet us...More

2  Thank keasetlhapelo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great day out - walked up and down Vilikazi Street and visited Mandela's House, and ended it with an ice cold beer and a very typical African buffet at local legendary restaurant/shebeen Sakhumzi !! - Can highly recommend it

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Sakhumzi with my family for lunch. Located perfectly in Vilakazi street within walking distance from the Mandela and Tutu residences. The service we received from our waitress was great. She was very attentive and present. The restaurant has shaded outdoor seating as...More

1  Thank Sunshine0789
Reviewed October 2, 2017

We stopped there on tour of Soweto. The food was very good. My grandson and I had the buffet. Yes there were quite a few tourist but we were seated without a wait. The chicken was very tasty and I loved the ice cream. The...More

1  Thank tch912
Reviewed September 19, 2017

This is just down the street from Mandela House. The day was rather warm so the shaded patio was a nice place to enjoy drinks. There were many street performers who would wander by the patio and sing a song or dance for the patrons....More

1  Thank LoftedSpace
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We went there after visiting several places in and around Vilakazi street and the Hector Pietersen memorial. The place was shaded and as we came early could get a good spot. Service was average and the buffet and a la carte food was average pricey....More

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We visited Sakhumzi as part of a day tour of Johannesburg. We had a buffet meal for lunch but you could choose a la carte. This suited us as it gave us a taste of South African food for our first visit. The waiting staff...More

Thank KiriMelbourne
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was shaded and had cold drinks so we did appreciate it. The buffet food was varied but nothing outstanding. Dessert was good as there was Malvasia Pudding and a variety of cold icecream.

Thank Jennie W
Reviewed August 14, 2017

I tried almost 10 options of dished in this buffet restaurant and had an amazing time prooving the many flavours and textures of african beans and roots. It is a must go in Soweto.

Thank Lívia S
SakhumziMaqubela, Owner at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you for this review!

Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

There were performers and a huge crowd of guests but it was worth it at least once for the food. Really excellent buffet with a good example of South African cuisine: the pumpkin pap and chakalaka were excellent! Bit on the pricey side at ~600ZAR...More

Thank Amara P
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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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups
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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