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Sakhumzi Restaurant

6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 1379
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here during a tour of Soweto. The food on the buffet was tasty and provided an authentic meal. I saw both tourists and locals eating here, which was nice as sometimes the "authentic" restaurants are solely for the visitors, not for those living...More

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed authentic food buffet lunch with a variety of delicious foods and deserts. The buffet included vegetarian options and ice creams. Enjoyed the street view while dinning. The place gets busy but lines move fast.

Thank Yaatri50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mix with the locals and enjoy good food. This is a good restaurant to have lunch before visiting the Nelson Mandela house. It's a buffet with lots of variety. Food was very fresh. They also have local hip/hop dancers who perform for tips.

Thank millie4t
Reviewed 5 weeks 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,...More

Thank Vanessa A
SakhumziMaqubela, Owner at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this review

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 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...More

Thank SunLoverChloe
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

Thank fedartuk
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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...More

Thank Simamile N
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank DetHouTravel
Reviewed 10 April 2017 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...More

Thank Hospitality23
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

Thank SBernes
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
ramathanyane r
is the place safe after killing of manager?
12 May 2017|
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Response from SakhumziMaqubela | Property representative |
Hi there, yes, your safety is our number one priority. As such we have security on the premises and police who are constantly patrolling on the street.
Is the meat Halal here ?
26 April 2015|
Response from Marti_V1 | Reviewed this property |
No. For Halal meals around Johannesburg visit Fordsburg and Mayfair
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Brunch, 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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!