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M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
021 638 1355
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
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Man this place is good!! Huge bowls of perfectly barbecued meat, people dancing everywhere, epic music. Only advice would be to bring some paper plates and paper towels. And booze. Forget cutlery, go primal on it...tastes way better. Didn't feel unsafe at all, but we got an uber out of there before nightfall. Lining up for an hour is part... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and i were robbed meters outside of the restaurant in full view of locals. They took phones bags wallets.... i know crime is everywhere in South Africa however, keeping your customers safe in and round your premises should be part of the restaurant owner's responsibility. The worst for me was the owner's response when we called to inform... More 

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3 Thank yolfisher
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous meats and sides — in a township but very safe. The lamb, pork, sausages, and beef are perfectly prepared with a great marinade. Seating is authentic and sound system is great. An excellent example of how South Africa really exists outside the tourist areas. Great porridge and samp !

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california
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite an experience. Definitely a place where all elements of Cape Town society come together. Staff was friendly and went out of their way to educate us on what to do (buy the meat first, then give it to the cooks, go next door to buy beer, go wait for your meat in the outdoor "dining" hall). The meat was... More 

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Johannesburg
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good meat make up for the unstable tables. They could use restaurant fly control lights to helpkeep flies away. I did not like stray dogs at my table. A little more attention to that and it my be better.

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Thank Peter M
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We got taken to Mzoli's by a friend and it was one of the most fun things we did in Cape Town. The food was delicious and the general atmosphere of the place was wonderful. It gets busy so booking a seats is recommended.

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Darien, Connecticut, United States
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Although we dined at some of the "best" restaurants in Cape Town during our recent visit, our family declared lunch at Mzoli's to be our favorite dining experience. We visited as part of a Township walking tour with Vamos Tours. While it would have been intimidating to visit and navigate Mzoli's on our own (it is in a Township and... More 

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1 Thank pmichalski
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

If you want an authentic brai (BBQ) experience this is the best place to go. It's in the hood, but the locals are used to seeing tourists, so nothing much to worry about if you're near the restaurant. There's a bar next door where you can bring your food and have some good convo. Food was delicious but be prepared... More 

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Paris, France
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you are looking for some great meat, together with music, some party and a local touch: Mzoli's is the place to go for a Braai! I spent the day there last Sunday with a group of friends: the atmosphere was great with an equal mix of local and tourists ! The concept is simple: you get there, pick your... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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513 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Believe it nor not, but I did visit the Mzoli's as part of a business trip to South Africa from Germany straight after having landed at the Airport and boy was this a start to the four day South Africa trip. Located right in the middle of the Township Gugulethu did this establishment strangely combine many things into one: a... More 

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Cuisine
African, Barbecue, International, Grill
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 021 638 1355

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