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 stone’s 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, was attentive and had his eye on our table without being on 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/