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Chez Alina

3373 Masemola Street | Dobsonville, Soweto, South Africa
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good66%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“hominy” (2 reviews)
“grits” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3373 Masemola Street | Dobsonville, Soweto, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Chez Alina after a visit to Soweto. They offer a buffet meal, mainly to tour groups (based on our visit). The meal consists of several salads, main dishes, veg, and desserts. I must eat gluten free and they carefully told me what...More

Thank Herbert M
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We went here as a group for lunch as we were touring around Soweto; the Mandela House and other areas, and it was a nice and authentic 'local' choice. The restaurant atmosphere was lively, and even had some carribean type music playing by a local...More

Thank Like2cruz
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Our group of 26 had lunch here as part of our tour of Soweto. We were able to negotiate the buffet efficiently despite the full dining room. The buffet consisted of tasty hot food (meats and starches), salad, and dessert. I would call it comfort...More

Thank DT25
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Had lunch in this restaurant with homemade local food and live music. It was still a weird feeling to sit in such poor area and eating like kings. The staff was super nice. We collected also tip for the singer and seen her later buying...More

Thank WorldWiser1982
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

I guess since we were told we were going to an authentic restaurant in Sowento that we would get something different then mashed potatoes and coleslaw with barbecued chicken It was good food and lots of it but a bit of a let down It's...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We always send our clients to Chez Alina's Restaurant and include lunch there as part of our Soweto our package. Welcoming hosts, great atmosphere and good food.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Our group stopped at Alina's for lunch after a full morning in Soweto. We were treated to a buffet that included salad, baked beans, hominy, grits, chicken, beef sausage, and lamb stew. It seemed like a family affair, as one of our servers was a...More

Thank maryf55
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice and freshly prepared food. For a great experience in Soweto! Buffet lunch. Friendly and welcoming host

Thank Pascal F
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We went on a tour of Joburg and our driver scheduled a lunch for us here. We were the only ones there (12 of us) at the time and the food was delicious! I get nervous about food and water in other countries but there...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Chez Alina is in the heart of Soweto, and offers ethnic foods along with delightful entertainers. The food is wonderful and entirely home made. Food is served on a buffet so you are free to sample many different dishes. The staff was very pleasant. The...More

Thank Brssjunk
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3373 Masemola Street | Dobsonville, Soweto, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Soweto
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