Sakhumzi Restaurant commenced operation in (November) 2001 by founder & owner Mr Sakhumzi Maqubela who is Soweto-born himself. He left a lucrative career after 13 years with a major bank, then used his savings to capitalise the business. The restaurant has grown from humble beginnings of 5 staff to 42 full-time staff working on two(2) shifts.
The restaurant is situated on the popular & historic Vilakazi Street, in Orlando West surburb of Soweto in Johannesburg. Vilakazi Street is host to original homes of Nelson Mandela and Bishop Tutu, not least it also hosts the site upon which Hector Peterson (the 13yr old) as 1st victim of Soweto Student Uprisings was shot dead by Apartheid police.
As a result of the restaurant's location on Vilakazi Street which is at the epi-centre of tourism in Soweto/Johannesburg the restaurant caters primarily for foreign tourist market and blue-chip corporate (team-building) group bookings. This target market informs the nature of ambience & cuisine offered by the restaurant. The cuisine is African township whilst the ambience aspires to complement heritage tourism theme.
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Daily from 10:00 - 23:00