I visited on November 20, 2006.
There is a wide range of food at this facility, with a wide range of prices. Prices range from an omlette at 19 Rand to a Beef Espetada at 76 Rand. Outside the restaurant, there are both open air tables and a covered patio area. Smoking is allowed outside, so it isn't the place to be if it irritates you, though the time I was there I only saw one person light up.
The walls of the inside of the restaurant serve as an art gallery, and you should definitely take time to look at the artwork. The food is not the only way to get a taste of Soweto.
Unlike certain other places I visited, which played warmed over American music, this place was playing genuine African music on its sound system.
While poverty is definitely still an issue in Soweto, this restaurant also demonstrates the other end of Soweto's population: lap top computers and cell phones seemed to be reasonably common with this lunch time crowd.
Favorite Dish: The day I visited they offered three types of fruit juice (you can get Coke anywhere - so why bother with that?). I decided to have the "Fruit Cocktail" juice. This was pretty good.
The shrimp and seafood platter that I had was also very good, with a wide variety of different types of sea food offering various demonstrations of the restaurant's ability with the various types.
Address: 6788 Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto
Directions: Fairly close to the museum that comemorates the student shootings of June 16, 1976.
Phone: (011) 936-9128
- Road Trip
- Arts and Culture
During our Soweto sightseeing we made a lunch stop at Wandie's Place. Unfortunately I do not have any axact adress for this fabolous restaurant, but I would guess any local guide knows where it is.
The restaurant was illegal during apartheid, but has afterwards become quite famous and popular amongst journalists and celebrities.
Favorite Dish: We tried a little of everything (almost), it was exquisite, I can only remember two meals on the long journey that came close, both served in private homes: in Arusha, Tanzania and on Tarawa, Kiribati.
Address: Dube Village
- Food and Dining
- Business Travel
Sakhumzi Restaurant is nestled in the heart of Soweto in Orlando west's famous vilakazi Street. The Street has a rich historical background that boosts two Noble prize laureates 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 throwaway. A few minutes walk will lead you to the Hector Peterson Memorial.
Favorite Dish: Dumplings are my favourite meals,and I normally prefer sitting by the outside garden to view the neighbourhood while enjoying my meals.
Address: 6980 Vilakazi St, Orlando West, Soweto
Directions: Travelling from JohannesburgOrlando Stadium on the left. On the second light turn right. Pass two streets on the left and turn on the 3rd (vilakazi Street).
Phone: 27 11536 1267/ 939 4427
- Historical Travel
very much touristy,
but it is a compulsary stop for most tour operators
Favorite Dish: Mgudu & Putu ~ tripe stew and polenta
Address: get one of the Kombi Taxis to take you there
Phone: +27 (0)11 326 1700
- Beer Tasting