A Culinary Guide To Soweto


We went on a culinary journey through Soweto and we had a blast. Here’s what to check out the next time you find yourself in Soweto.

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Sakhumzi Restaurant

The best chicken we’ve had in a while can be found at Sakhumzi in Orlando West. We highly recommend the flame grilled birds on offer at this unique little restaurant. The buffet is great as well and is a brilliant way to explore the culinary prowess of Sakhumzi’s kitchen. From stews to grills, this eatery is worth a first, a second and many follow-up visits.

Chez Alina

If you’re looking for a business or buffet lunch in Soweto then check out Chez Alina. It is a popular spot for both locals and tourists. The beer is always cold and the food always flavourful, so be sure to check out this restaurant the next time you are passing through Dobsonville. The mood is chilled and the staff are friendly and well trained. Add Chez Alina to your bucket list – you won’t be sorry.

Vuyo’s Restaurant

Situated on the popular Vilakazi Street in the heart of Soweto, Vuoy’s Restaurant is the place to be. The view is amazing and the eatery itself is within walking distance of many of the popular tourist attractions. It’s all about modern African cuisine at Vuyo’s as they put a twist on traditional meals. And it is well worth ending your meal with one of their delicious desserts. The are many cakes on display are worthy of a posting or two on Instagram – for sure!

Robby’s Place

The classiest shebeen on the planet can be found in Pimville. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed inside the dining area or outside in the courtyard – all in a relaxed and friendly environment. Pre-booking at least the day before is essential at Robby’s.

Wandies Place

In Dube Village there’s this really cool spot popular among the locals. Wandies Place is where the flavour of Soweto lives. The dishes includes mutton, lamb, beef or chicken – roasted or cooked – served buffet style. There is a set menu but it is clever to skip that and go straight for the all you can eat option. Fun fact. Wandies is a personal favourite of Virgin boss Richard Branson.

By Shawn Greyling

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