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Sakhumzi Restaurant

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6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 1379
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11:00 - 23:00
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Michigan City, Indiana
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369 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the traditional African food from the buffet lunch while in Soweto. The music created a very festive atmosphere and the dance performance was interesting to watch. It was a great break in our tour of the township.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WE had a tasty South African delicious food while listening to African vibrant music drowning the food with ice cold South African beer.Nice welcoming environment and friendly staff were bonuse during our stay.Close to historical places like Hector Memorial and Mandela house.It is situated in the historical avenue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my boyfriend for his birthday dinner - He said he loved it, more especially the food :) We will visit again

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ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here as part of a Soweto tour. The food was good and ethnic and the service was excellent. The location is close to the Mandela house and Tutu's house. The street is full of vendors and food places.

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Thank ericon991
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a Tour Guide , I always take my Guests there for lunch after a Township Tour. They like it , I must say

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Thank Gilroy T C
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Friendly service, excellent choice of food (buffet) and drinks. Clean toilets. Very happy that the tour stopped here for lunch.

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Brufut-Gambia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

As the meal option is buffet style this is a good chance to try small portions of food then pig out if you like it. Only thing I couldn't try was tripe. Just looks so nice but then the brain says NO. Very busy meaning the buffet is not sitting there all day and is fresh

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went there for Sunday lunch ,it was busy, Vibey, lots of food and drink and the buffet was worth the price . Amongst my friends everyone was happy with everything they tried however I enjoyed all the accompaniments rather than the meat . Your buffet is set up in a Sowetan house , it's truly a different experience on the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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.

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?