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Shaka Zulu Restaurant & Bar

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Limburger Str. 29, 50672 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 16862814
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went here near the end of may to celebrate our anniversary, and for this readon we wanted something peculiar ad enthralling; and as stated above we found a really exquisite cuisine and amazing cocktails!!! One of the nicest waiters ever gave us advice on what to take based on hungryness and personal taste; we chose the... More 

Thank Giacomo D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fantastic cool spot in Cologne, is owned by a South African from Cape Town. He is a lovely man and I got the feeling this restaurant is his 5-year old baby. He is very proud and fond of it. The colours of the decor are exactly what you would expect from the Rainbow Nation. I loved it! The vibe... More 

Thank DeadlyDD
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Great place and great staff.I loved the fact that they serve the food on small plates so that you eat from everyone,not a full plate for one person.The drinks are amazing with a lot a colours and spices and they are made from a large variety of fruits.It's a great experience.

Thank Theodora I
Leiden, The Netherlands
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119 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant gave my pallet an adventure. Great service and decor and everything was delicious! Absolutely loved it and nicely located nearby Rudolfplatz in Köln.

Thank LebaneseCreole
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and i walked in last night. Only waited five minutes for a table. We're not familiar with South African food, but really enjoyed the tastes and mild spiciness. The food is served as tapas, and you pick how many you want up front. For us, one small (3 choices + a carb) and a medium (one more choice)... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Really nice atmosphere, nice food with a "Communal Eating" concept to share all the dishes. All the dishes are reasonably priced and they do have some exotic cocktails to try. The service is good, flexible and fast. It really feels like a short trip to south Africa.

Thank wooffie
Cologne, Germany
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

South African flair in food and atmosphere. Really hard to get a table last minute. Seating is very close so love your neighbor. Reservations help alot. Tiny dishes to share. Some are really excellent, some are so-so. Known for their drinks and a fun bar area.

Thank Megoo23
Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Had no idea what we were in for! Had every single dish and enjoyed them all! Had a few too many cocktails and left no drink unfinished ;-) thx for a great night, we will come back.

Thank sjarmur
Cologne, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I'm South African so I found it very comforting to have favourites from home. Really tasted authentic!

Thank AimsMac
1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Food very delicious! South African Tapas! Service very friendly! Lovely ambiente! 2-3 little sweets after would be nice! Would love to come again!

Thank Katja H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Limburger Str. 29, 50672 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
  • Phone Number: +49 221 16862814
Southern African Streetfood

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?