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Sakhumzi Restaurant

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6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 1379
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sakhumzi is an institution and looks like a must do after visiting Mandela's house, definitely a tourist attraction. The ambiance is nice, the staff friendly, a group of singers sang a few traditional songs which was the highlight of our lunch. They serve buffet lunch, food is good but used to be much better, it seems they are putting less... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a tour guide. Had chicken with a sweet glaze, chips and pap which was very tasty. Good atmosphere too - lots of locals partying in the street. I wasn't expecting Cape Town prices in a township - but the restaurant is on the same road as Mandela's former home and Desmond Tutu's current home when he's in Joburg... More 

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Londra, Regno Unito
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149 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in a tourist road of Soweto but it is attended by locals too. It offers South Africa typical buffet for lunch : meat and rice etc.. The staff is friendly and iy has a big terrace to eat outdoor. Don't expect fine dining or a trendy environment but it is a good stop visiting Soweto.

Thank fedartuk
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every so often I crave istamp. As a vegetarian this is one of two South African dishes I can enjoy. So a suburban restaurant can get it wrong, but not the hood. They should improve their food. The stars are for the waitress and the general vibe on a Sunday.

Thank Simamile N
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a group of MBA students on a study tour to Sakhumzi after visiting Mandela's house. Everyone had a great time. The music was awesome. The buffet was full of South African entrees; the choices were tasty. Overall it was great value and a good SA experience.

Thank DetHouTravel
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As this was my first time experiencing vilikazi street I was very excited It was good to see the vibe of the buddy street loaded with energy and a great history We decided to dine at sakhumzi restaurant ...the attention to our arrival was exceptional when our waiter had his hands full there was always some one there to check... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly. I had a good chat with Michael, who was a very calm and nice guy to be around. I had the buffet, which is fairly pricy for South African standards, and the food was OK, but not brilliant. However the atmosphere were pretty great, and if you enjoy the occasional cigarette, that was totally accepted.... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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377 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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.

Thank Linda M
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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

Thank Zamaphemba N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
African, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?