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M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
021 638 1355
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“beef” (11 reviews)
“chops” (2 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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African, Barbecue, International, Grill
M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth the trip. The Braai was amazing. Even locals in Joburg rave about this place. The chicken was to die for. I also loved the steaks. It's worth getting extra to take home and have later. Beautiful flavor!! It's nice to tip the cooks....More

Thank Christine V
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

What an amazing surprise, so close to the airport had lunch just before our flight back to Durban on a quiet Monday afternoon. Food was great. Drank our own red wine using their glasses very reasonably priced and braaied to perfection.

Thank David C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Upon a friend's recommendation, we drove here on a sunny Monday afternoon. We parked right in front of the restaurant, paid an attendant,and were greated by friendly and helpful locals and the owners who helped us select our meats. It was cooked to perfection and...More

Thank Loretta S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

Thank gcbeerhunter
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

3  Thank yolfisher
Reviewed 1 May 2017 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....More

Thank jjeadie
Reviewed 29 April 2017 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...More

Thank rajaca
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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.

Thank Peter M
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.

Thank Wazbot3000
Reviewed 27 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...More

2  Thank pmichalski
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Ahmad C
16 July 2017|
Response from Coralani | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately it's not
Sarah C
28 February 2017|
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Response from Sharne B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. It will be cheaper to drive. But if you keen to have a few beers, maybe its best to take an Uber. Enjoy. It a great experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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