Xai Xai, named after a Mozambican beach resort, is located on the trendy and all to familiar 7th Street, Melville. The restaurant is known to many as a Mozambican Shebeen. Their menu boasts traditional Portuguese meals, showing off a variety of breakfasts, brunches, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, seafood and vegetarian meals. This is a lively yet laid-back cocktail bar that is frequented by students, artists and hippies.
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Xai Xai brings delicious cuisine from Mozambique to Johannesburg.
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Hester C Says:
Like a previous review said... DODGY (although you do get a street atmosphere) and the actual vibe of the place was nice and the food delicious!! We had prawns and a platter that was very tasty and...
What to day about the spot: pure Melville, thus a mix of everything great and dodgy that is the spirit of Jozi. But the visit is worth it just for the peri-peri prawns. Never went to LM in the...
I live 2 streets from this restaurant so eat here regularly. Having been in business since the 90's this place is an institution. The mini breakfast is cheap and tasty. For snacks the grilled haloumi...