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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sandton, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was very busy on our visit, but added to the lively experience. Food was interesting, as a buffet, but could have done with some labeling. Seems to be a major part of the local tour groups, but worth the visit.

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Thank rba34234
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sukhumzi is a restaurant that is alive with locals and tourists sitting side by side and consuming authentic South African cuisine in the heart of Soweto! The food is flavorful once you open your mind and your palette to their native cooking. The food was good enough to go back to the buffet table for seconds. Despite the long line,... More 

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Thank ecbmdpsych
Fairfield, California
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366 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

With a group of friends we stopped in for a local lunch. Their buffet offers a variety of SF cuisine. Seating is open air and it can get crowded with tour groups. The Mandela House is a short walk from the restaurant so it's a good place to grab a bite during a stop there.

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Thank 2marcopolos
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

great service, great food and great vibe. it is for the tourist and expect to be treated has one. enjoyed every moment

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Thank Fernando P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Was in Soweto for the June 16th celebrations and after visiting Mandela house Meuseum went to Sakhumzi for lunch. The outside pavilion was packed because there was a radio/tv station recording the day's events. We were met at the entrance by the wait staff and allowed us to go in and review the buffet before deciding if we wanted to... More 

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Thank InTransit07
Johannesburg
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

An excellent buffet serving South Africa cuisine and playing South African music. Its also a great chill out place for weekends.

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Thank Masana C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A great buffet for a great deal! It is nice to try some authentic south african food in a great environment

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Thank Jameliah S
Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The restaurant was really busy with people enjoying a drink in the glorious South African sunshine or enjoying the food selection from the buffet. The staff are friendly and explained what the dishes on offer were, it was a good chance to try something you may not have ordered.

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Thank jameslesleyc
Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Just after an intense tour of the Hector Pieterson museum, we headed out to Vilakazi St. where Mandela's House is, the atmosphere was so vibrant and enriched with culture. They are so many restaurants on that street but somehow Sakhumzi caught our eye. It is the only restaurant that doesn't have such a modern and polished feel unlike the others... More 

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Thank KanaMwendwa
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

All u get is stews and grills. Some overpriced stuff here. Pass by. Moreover for dollars and pounds if you have them. Not for locals. Really over rated.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
African
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?