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M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
021 638 1355
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Darien, Connecticut, United States
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 intimidating to visit and navigate Mzoli's on our own (it is in a Township and... More 

Thank pmichalski
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

If you want an authentic brai (BBQ) experience this is the best place to go. It's in the hood, but the locals are used to seeing tourists, so nothing much to worry about if you're near the restaurant. There's a bar next door where you can bring your food and have some good convo. Food was delicious but be prepared... More 

1 Thank Javid L
Paris, France
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you are looking for some great meat, together with music, some party and a local touch: Mzoli's is the place to go for a Braai! I spent the day there last Sunday with a group of friends: the atmosphere was great with an equal mix of local and tourists ! The concept is simple: you get there, pick your... More 

Thank Valentina B
Cologne, Germany
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480 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Believe it nor not, but I did visit the Mzoli's as part of a business trip to South Africa from Germany straight after having landed at the Airport and boy was this a start to the four day South Africa trip. Located right in the middle of the Township Gugulethu did this establishment strangely combine many things into one: a... More 

Thank harinhos
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this place. I must admit I was unsure when I got there because of the area but once your in it's a great atmosphere with Afro house music. The locals are really friendly but I would say go as part of a trip so you have transport as it's not advisable to be walking around outside. The food... More 

1 Thank mgrace82
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Ok so I caved and did the tourist thing coming into the place was a mission on its own It's crowed and the wait being taxing on anyone but once in the vibe and atmosphere is lovely

Thank Coralani
South Africa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The queue for entry was insane. granted, this is not the establishments fault as it is quite popular with tourists. Standing in the heat for hours did not appeal to us and we were then referred to Gqudu (sp?) Butchery where the vibe, food and live music performance surely outdid our two hour wait outside Mazola's, waiting to buy entry... More 

Thank Shalom K
Detroit, Michigan
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The traditional brie (sp? pronounced bree) is a gathering of friends and family in the neighborhood. It's a bbq of sorts, where everyone from the township brings their side dishes and beverages and celebrates together. You purchase your meat of choice at the counter then take it back to the kitchen where it is put into the fire. Then you... More 

Thank Tatia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
African, Barbecue, International, Grill
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?