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Sakhumzi Restaurant

6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 1379
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tripe” (14 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very touristic place where people are brought by their guide. It is like a canteen (buffet type) with some chicken an meat in greasy sauce. Not typical African food at all. It is overpriced compared to what you can get elsewhere and quality price is...More

Thank Mathias71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want an authentic South African dining experience you must go to this place. It was crowded... the music was loud but the food was delicious! There is a variety of foods to choose from so I suggest you take small portions and try...More

Thank 1knowing1
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We were there on a Saturday afternoon, dining outside, music was playing, and a buffet was available inside. Alcoholic beverages are served. Service was friendly, though scare, due to the high number of people dining. The food was authentic.

Thank Wing_anda_Prayer1210
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Returned to Sakhumzi with great anticipation in January with a group of 24 college students. Service was slow and a bit disorganized. We were not clear who was assigned to our tables. I found that the food was not as good as I recalled from...More

Thank TheBajanQueen
Reviewed 23 February 2018

If you are planning to visit the Mandela House, please take the opportunity to indulge in some authentic Soweto cuisine. I would also recommend the local beer. As an added bonus, very talented street musicians perform on a regular basis.

Thank Man52
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Having enjoyed a 3 hour escorted tour of Soweto culminating in a visit to Nelson Mandela's home pre & post incarceration, we rounded things off with lunch at a 'typical (?) Sowetan eatery. Certainly there was a vibe about the place and the food was...More

Thank nauj63
SakhumziMaqubela, Owner at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for such a great message.

Reviewed 10 February 2018

We were on the general pilgrimage to Nelson Mandela house. Things have certainly changed from when I visited a number of years ago. Hungry and wanting a refreshing beer and a sit down the vibrant frontage was appealing Plenty of people eating and good service...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Authentic South African food, homey vibe, good service, great location! Ribs were mmmmm good but not hating on the tripe!

Thank Simone S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent service, great atmosphere, delicious meals, also try the fish and chips , and of course the dombolo, great place to get a taste of South African foods.

Thank erinomth
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Sakhumzi is next door to the Tutu House. Two blocks down is Nelson Mandela’s The area is vibrant. Walking distance away is the Hector Pieterson Museum. We had the lunch buffet. Our waitress was wonderful and kept us informed about the whose who visiting the...More

Thank JamesA1987
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Questions & Answers
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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!
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