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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%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (12 reviews)
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Opens in 12 min
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
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6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch buffet, arranged in advance with our group guide Nick. Wonderful selection of appetizers, salads and vegetable soup. Fried fish with fries. Amazing deserts including ice cream. Had to pay for the drink only. Friendly and helpful staff. Great service and opened to...More

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my international colleagues to this restaurant for dinner. It was during the week on a Tuesday night, so the place was quite subdued despite the loud music playing when we arrived. However the hosts were kind enough to lower the volume upon request....More

Thank Anthenia P
Reviewed 6 November 2017

friday afternoon after driving all teh from fourways to this place my friends and i walk into,we are greeting by noby at the door,few seconds later we are shown to a table by a lady,and shows us our waiter who does not even greet us...More

2  Thank keasetlhapelo
Reviewed 16 October 2017

What a great day out - walked up and down Vilikazi Street and visited Mandela's House, and ended it with an ice cold beer and a very typical African buffet at local legendary restaurant/shebeen Sakhumzi !! - Can highly recommend it

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I went to Sakhumzi with my family for lunch. Located perfectly in Vilakazi street within walking distance from the Mandela and Tutu residences. The service we received from our waitress was great. She was very attentive and present. The restaurant has shaded outdoor seating as...More

1  Thank Sunshine0789
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stopped there on tour of Soweto. The food was very good. My grandson and I had the buffet. Yes there were quite a few tourist but we were seated without a wait. The chicken was very tasty and I loved the ice cream. The...More

1  Thank tch912
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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

1  Thank LoftedSpace
Reviewed 28 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 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 19 August 2017 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
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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.
27 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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