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Sakhumzi Restaurant

6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 536 1379
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good44%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tripe” (18 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 224 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I want to say I’m a server so I’m not fussy as I undernstand how it can be but the food and service here was terrible!!! ( inside the restaurant had 8 covers ) Firstly , my boyfriends food came out first which in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
5  Thank Karen111118
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere was fun, but the food just average especially in comparison to what we’d eaten on safari with Intrepid Travel.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cris A
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant takes me back to the eastern cape with its great stews, yummy tripe and everything in between. Nothing beats a 7 colors meal on a Sunday in our beautiful and diverse South Africa 🇿🇦 🇿🇦

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PkMakalima
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Three course meals are always value for money. Food is always tasty and I enjoy the desert. Well done Shakumzi!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank delone193
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Not been before and a touristy place. The beggars and hawkers that gather outside are annoying and I didn't appreciate it was a buffet set up. It was an experience, generally a good oneMore

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ordinarypunter2015
LilaniaB, Public Relations Manager at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

We would like to thank you for taking the time to advice on your recent visit to Sakhumzi Restaurant. While an apology will regrettably not alter the outcome of your experience on this occasion, we do extend it with all sincerity. We’re normally known for...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is a must stop when in Soweto, it is part of a vibrant area of town on Vilakazi st and near many attractions. Stop and sit with the locals and eat what the locals eat special foods you can only find in South Africa....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank therealsouthafrica
LilaniaB, Public Relations Manager at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you so much for a great review. We work really hard as a team to offer our guests the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to know that reflected on your last visit. Kind regards, Sakhumzi Restaurant Management

Reviewed 28 August 2018

food was awesome , buffet meals , your African food like tripe, samp , dumplings,etc. awesome I would say the chef was a typical south African who knows his story when it comes to African food.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Siphiwe P M
Lilania B, Public Relations Manager at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Good day Siphiwe, Thank you so much for your great review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky to have customers like you and look forward to hosting you again in the future! I...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

The food at sakhumzi is very delicious.especially the african cuisine. the samp tripe ect awesome. their service is also good.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank pimvilletours
Lilania B, Public Relations Manager at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you so much for a great review. We work really hard as a team to offer our guests the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to know that reflected on your last visit. Kind regards, Sakhumzi Restaurant Management

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We ate lunch here today and really enjoyed it. The food is delicious, flavourful and fresh. Feels very casual and local. The service was good as well. The only drawback is that this seems to be the spot that tour guides take their groups, which...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KurtisDeneen
Lilania B, Public Relations Manager at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Dear Kurt D, Thank you for the lovely feedback on our cuisine and service. We try our best to accommodate all our customers to the best of our ability and take all feedback as positive criticism. We have met with the performers and agreed that...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Two of us went for the buffet lunch. It was supposedly real African food. To be frank - not a great deal of choice, and a couple of the dishes looked little more than a bowl of bones! Not to my liking... The atmosphere was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CinderfordAsh
Lilania B, Public Relations Manager at Sakhumzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Dear Ash B. We would like to thank you for taking the time to advice on your recent visit to Sakhumzi Restaurant. While an apology will regrettably not alter the outcome of your experience on this occasion, we do extend it with all sincerity. We’re...More

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ramathanyaner
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.
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CanadianWorldwide
27 April 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
Meals
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, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6980 Vilakazi St. | Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg  >  Soweto
  • Phone Number: +27 11 536 1379
  • E-mail
Description
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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