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Sakhumzi Restaurant

6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 1379
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“tripe” (11 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
“salads” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is just down the street from Mandela House. The day was rather warm so the shaded patio was a nice place to enjoy drinks. There were many street performers who would wander by the patio and sing a song or dance for the patrons....More

Thank LoftedSpace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there after visiting several places in and around Vilakazi street and the Hector Pietersen memorial. The place was shaded and as we came early could get a good spot. Service was average and the buffet and a la carte food was average pricey....More

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sakhumzi as part of a day tour of Johannesburg. We had a buffet meal for lunch but you could choose a la carte. This suited us as it gave us a taste of South African food for our first visit. The waiting staff...More

Thank KiriMelbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was shaded and had cold drinks so we did appreciate it. The buffet food was varied but nothing outstanding. Dessert was good as there was Malvasia Pudding and a variety of cold icecream.

Thank Jennie W
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I tried almost 10 options of dished in this buffet restaurant and had an amazing time prooving the many flavours and textures of african beans and roots. It is a must go in Soweto.

Thank Livia S
SakhumziMaqubela, Owner at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for this review!

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

There were performers and a huge crowd of guests but it was worth it at least once for the food. Really excellent buffet with a good example of South African cuisine: the pumpkin pap and chakalaka were excellent! Bit on the pricey side at ~600ZAR...More

Thank Amara P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were not sure what to expect at this restaurant, but it was packed with people who seemed to be both locals as well as tourists, and everyone seemed happy. It is on a main street and some of the outdoor seating area with umbrella...More

Thank LasVegasTravelers
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This place is a little bit western and a lot African. The food and service were good and we felt in the middle of the community. We had a variety of buffet items.

Thank Maconthemove
Reviewed 19 June 2017

After visiting the Orlando Towers (which was great fun) we went to lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant. We loved the vibe on the streets and requested the waiter for a table outside. Although there were a lot of empty tables outside he ignored us and we...More

Thank AduPreez
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Very good, fresh authentic South African food. The type that Mama would have made if she grew up here. I was particularly fond of the curry chicken as well as the cabbage and greens. The two disserts I had were fantastic. A type of a...More

Thank Cal92673
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ramathanyane r
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.
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
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, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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!
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