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M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 72 255 6239
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Detroit, Michigan
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Paris, France
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was so good. There was a long wait, but I expected that based on previous reviews and information from the hotel. The food completely made up for the wait. The meat was cooked to perfection. The beef was tender and juicy (not dry like some other places). The food is cooked over open fire (not smoked) and I... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant after spending g time volunteering at an orphanage in Langa Township. The butcher case offered a wide selection of fresh beef, lamb, sausage, pork and chicken. We sampled all of the meats and were not disappointed! This is a must do when visiting the area!

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Thank browndr
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Some friends came out from Greenland and wanted to experience something local to Cape Town. We decided on lunch at Mzoli's in Guguletu. We met the famous mister Mzoli and tasted some really amazingly cooked lamb chops and beef steaks, with a black label each to cool down the heat. The meat was tender and well cooked. Not sure if... More 

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2 Thank Sharne B
Cape Town
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I was invited to Mzoli's on National Braai day. I still dream about that meal! Mzoli himself greeted and chatted to us, he shared his personal story and generally made us feel very welcome. I was surprised at the huge range of cultures enjoying lunch, and realized word about Mzolis is definitely getting round. And for good reason! The man... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great atmosphere, fun people and deliiiiiiciiiioouso meat (I am sure the non-meat was wonderful too)! There are often a lot of international people travelling through Cape Town who visit Mzoli's so you are bound to meet new foreign faces. At the same time, you are in the heart of an area of one of Cape Town's richest cultural experiences -... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A great place with delicious meat. for all the meat lovers out there. We could pick out our meet in the butcher shop, then they gave us the bucket with the marinated meat which we could bring to the grill master. A fun experience and with an even better party afterwards. Eating meat with ur fingers. ENJOY :) ps. just... More 

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Malta
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Arrive early is a must. Awesome vibe, great music, yummy food and super friendly locals. Great experience and will do it again.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I have heard so many great reviews and promotions for Mzolis and was so looking forward to trying them on my birthday! So I got there 29 September 2016. The service was appalling! We got to the meat ordering section, asked one of the people serving of the process followed since its our first time here. The woman was not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Mzolis is in the townships so be aware it isn't 5 star. No cutlery you eat with your hands. Great bbq smoky flavours cooked well. We combined it with SAMs tours township and they paid people to hold a seat for us on a Sunday( busy time) the doorman tried to charge a cover charge for a seat in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
Cuisine
African, Barbecue, International, Grill
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 72 255 6239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?