Bakgat Shisa Nyama Spots in Joburg

Heritage Day, Braai Day, Sunday, Monday… whatever. We love Shisa Nyama so much we compiled a list of our favourite spots to grab a bite, have a drink and soak up the Ikasi sun. 

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Imbizo Shisanyama 

Also known as the Busy Corner, Imbizo Shisanyama in Midrand has been entertaining and feeding scores of open-fire fanatics with their amazing menu. Expect good food and good company at this eatery. In 2013, Imbizo won the National Small Business Chambre Award. From special occasions to heritage celebrations, Imbizo has the inyama that will suit your needs.

Sky Shisa Nyama

Sometimes it’s good to cater beyond the braai, and that’s what Sky Shisha Nyama is all about. They’ve got the classic cuts of meat sizzling away, but the kitchen also prepares the best loxion food around. From kotas with russians, cheese and atchar to beef stew with pap. The sky is the limit when it comes to great South African cooking under one roof. Get some!

Chaf Pozi

Mzanzi style… that’s what’s going on at Chaf Pozi. Mentioning this place to a local will see them smiling from ear to ear saying, “duuuuuuude, that place is awesome!” Cold beer and hot coals. That’s what we’re talking about here. Lekker steak, lekker live music and big-screen sports for days. Chaf offers a great view of the Orlando Towers and has that authentic township vibe we all love so much. It’s a good excuse to explore Soweto.

E’Socialink Shisa Nyama & Car Wash

A car wash and a shisa nyama? It’s one of those things we just go with over here. It works. We don’t know how, but it does. Get the mags on your beemer polished at E’socialink Shisa Nyama & Car Wash while you have a cold one and something to eat. “When in Soweto” is pretty much on par with what’s going on at E’socialink. And the food is brilliant – we can’t get enough.

Meat Lounge

Live DJs, open flame cooking and VIP treatment. That’s why we love Meat Lounge in Sunninghill so much. Spoil your tastebuds with a traditional twist on the South African Shisha Nyama experience. It’s all about the meat. Good A-grade stuff, that’s what we’re on about. Beef, chicken, lamb… you can find it perfectly cooked at Meat Lounge. Check it out when you have a chance.

By Shawn Greyling

Have you been to any of these spots before? Let us know in the comments section below, and if we left out any of your favourites, please tell us about it. Sharing is caring so post this on social media for us.

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

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