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Lucky Tsotsi Shebeen and Bar

#1,282 of 4,748 Restaurants in Sydney
$$ - $$$African,
245 Oxford street | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 8354 1306
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bunny chow” (6 reviews)
“samosas” (10 reviews)
“bobotie” (7 reviews)
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African, Bar
$$ - $$$
245 Oxford street | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here last night after months of wanting to try this place. Unfortunately it was quite average. The service is slow and inattentive - having to wait for staff to notice you at various points of the meal - items forgotten etc. The food...More

Thank Damien G
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Staff were rude. The food never came after hour and half wait and I had to leave the restaurant to get a fast food as we were all starving.

Thank Negin S
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Had a lovely time there; it came highly recommended by the family! Waiting staff were friendly and helpful all the way; from helping with cases, taking orders, serving and sorting out uber rides. Food was yum yum yum, do try the samosas and bobotie. The...More

Thank Zippy6666
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I made a booking for 7.30pm on a Saturday. I called to confirm the table as no one called to confirm from the restaurant like specified on their website. I was told it wasnt busy and my table was reserved. When we arrived, there was...More

Thank Sitara S
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Always a good vibe here, but hoped to see South African staff to add the flavour of home, and would be nice for patrons to get a taste of the Jozie culture with live music :)

Thank CrysElJa
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Been loving their food for years now. Still do, its so delicious! ONLY one qualm, the bread that their bunny chow comes in has shrunk! With the chicken curry inside it that is still so devine, the baked bread that it comes in is not...More

1  Thank Alana S
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Went there with a large group, got spoilt and loved the food and drinks (beers and shots), particularly the Soweto Toilet.

Thank TZarsoff
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Wow!!! If you walk in expecting a shabeen type atmosphere and delicious food then that is exactly what you will get! We had a Family Christmas get together and had the best time! We were not in a hurry and had the intention of having...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We have been here quite a few times over the yrs and it never fails to deliver. We went on Friday night after a friend of ours invited us to join her and some or her mates. It was a very authentic Saffa experience once...More

Thank Don T
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I am not sure why this place is so well liked by other reviewers. We went at a quiet night of the restaurant, and the waiter ignored us for a long while, even though we had been signalling that we are ready to order. The...More

Thank 96joshuap
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney,
Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other
suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and
1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
African, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Oxford street | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8354 1306
  • E-mail
A Shebeen has historically been a township gathering place to eat, drink and commune with others. A place of peaceful enjoyment in an otherwise crazy world, where just as easily one can mellow into the night or an epic party can kick off. Good food, drinks and even entertainment. Welcome to Lucky's.
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