When I started blogging I did a couple of restaurant reviews, i.e. restaurants offering South African cuisine, your Shesa Nyamas etc.  Now, I’ve been getting a lot of requests to suggest restaurants Cape Town and in Joburg.  I thought I would bring it back. So here it here is.  Back by popular demand….

A friend of mine, Mbasa, (my Jozi restaurant guide), from Alexander in Soweto knows all the hip and happening places around that area.  Whenever I’m in Jozi I ask him to recommend a restaurant.  He recommended Sakhumzi’s Restaurant in Orlando West, Soweto.

“Sakhumzi Restaurant is nestled in the heart of Soweto in Orlando west’s famous vilakazi Street. The Street has a rich historical background that boasts two Nobel prize winners namely: Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu who happens to reside right next to the restaurant and former president Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela who’s former house -turned museum is just a stones throw away. A few minutes walk will also lead you to the Hector Pieterson Memorial.” ~Sowet.co.za

First and foremost, one thing I noticed is the guys looking after the cars  they are friendly and not demanding.  Pardon me but I’m used to the guys outside Mzoli’s telling you “I’ll look after your car for R20 upfront”.  Not hearing that was refreshing! 

 

Our waiter was a guy called Zimvo, he was attentive and had his eye on our table without being in our faces.  I am told it gets full at times but on that particular evening it was quiet and just chilled.  The music was on point.  They played the old school jams, which was good for a weekday summer evening. 

 

The buffet is R120 per person and its Umngusho (samp and beans), Ujeqe (steamed bread, chakalaka (very spicy), Ulusu/ Mogodu (tripe), stews, Pap etc.  Basically, one has a lot of dishes to choose from and its all soul food!

For dessert, they had a selection of Ice Creams, Jelly, Custard and a Hot Sponge Pudding.  They serve typical homestyle food, good food!

Have you been to Sakhumzi’s?  What’s your opinion? Did you enjoy the food?  The vibe?  The service? 

Visit them at: 6980 Vilakazi Street, Soweto

Call them at: 011 939 4427

Check out the site: http://www.sakhumzi.co.za/ 

 

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8 Response Comments

  • Muzi Mohale  April 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Soweto and Alex are two different townships…Sakhumzi is in Orlando West which is in Soweto and not Alex.

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    • Thuli  April 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Noted. Thanks.

      Reply
  • Nonhlanhla Nhlapo  September 3, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    How much are u charging 4 Buffer I want 2 bring some friends over on the 28 of September as I’m celebrating my Birthday.so I will love 2 come n Celebrate it there

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    • Thuli  September 4, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Hi Nonhlanhla,

      Thanks for visiting the blog. Please contact the number at the end of the blog post and see if the guys at Sakhumzi can accommodate you. Hope you have fun on your birthday!

      Reply
  • dineo  March 29, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I like to know what tym is your lunch?? From wat tym to wat tym, do I hv 2 book for lunch??

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    • Thuli  March 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Hi Dineo,

      Please contact them, their details are as follows:

      Tel: 011 536 1379
      Fax: 086 692 7065
      Email: dine@sakhumzi.co.za

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      • Robert  November 6, 2016 at 5:19 pm

        I am proud of south africans who run their own enterprise’s, our south African food brands are so appetizing, how thuli if you can adopt kasi pizza and and a vegan dishes or diet in your house-restaurant. Am willing to support you, there are now millions in south Africa who are pure vegetarians, perhaps they might love to come taste your food, are they welcome? Think also of breakfasts.

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        • Thuli  November 9, 2016 at 1:54 pm

          Hi Robert,

          I appreciate your comment. I am working on something – watch the space!

          Thank you for your support.

          Thuli Xx

          Reply

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