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Sakhumzi Restaurant

6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 1379
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“salads” (13 reviews)
“ice cream” (10 reviews)
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6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed today 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 5 days ago

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 4 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We took some Polish tourist to lunch at Sakhumzi. The food was good. As it is a buffet restaurant, I will advise that the dishes names be presented in more than one language, maybe add German and French. Would not recommend it for the food...More

Thank DanieLourens
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

The food was great, especially the malva pudding and the ice cream. They had the traditional dishes which were all very tasty. Definitely a tourist destination, I think all the tour guides take their groups there. I'd recommend it if you're in Soweto and want...More

1  Thank cecorbett
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Soweto, baby, that's what I'm talking about! On my final day of a three week trip to South Africa, I had my driver take me back to Soweto, which I had visited earlier in the trip, so I could do some final shopping at the...More

Thank Marc R
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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