Gauteng, South Africa Food Guide: 8 African food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Roodepoort

November 9, 2019 Esmeralda Fenner

Reviews on African food in Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa. Roodepoort is a city in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Johannesburg's most famous botanical garden, Witwatersrand National Botanical Gardens (now renamed Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden), is located in Roodepoort. Formerly an independent municipality, Roodepoort became part of the Johannesburg municipality in the late 1990s, along with Randburg and Sandton.
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8. Chaf Pozi

Corner of Nicholas Drive and Kingsly Sithole Street. Corner Chris Hani and Nicholas Street, Soweto, Johannesburg 2021 South Africa African, Barbecue, Bar, Pub Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +27 81 797 5756 http://www.chafpozi.co.za/
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3 based on 84 reviews

Chaf Pozi

Soweto's best Shisa Nyama ( traditional BBQ ) restaurant situated at the base of the iconic Orlando Towers. Great place to hang out or even visit for a cold one during or after a tour !!

Reviewed By ilia222

There is nothing I like less than to see other people eating food that looks better than mine ESPECIALLY when I was told there were only 3 choices...flank steak, pork chops, and lamb. As I was eating my not-that-great flank steak I see one of the servers pulling something out of a pot and slicing it up. What’s this? I think to myself. As I watch her put down a plate of delicious looking ribs piled high on a plate at the table behind me, I looked down at my sad piece of meat and wondered why I hadn’t been offered the same thing. Well, I can tell you why! I’m a white tourist and the other customers were not. I will never recommended or go back to this restaurant. ALL tourists should know that you are getting the crappy meat while others are getting the good stuff. PREJUDICE plain and simple plus their beans were too spicy (and I like spicy food), the coleslaw was too goopy, and the corn meal not cooked enough so it was ineffective for picking up food. Terrible food, terrible service, and no atmosphere (outside is fairly interesting but not worth the drive to).

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7. Mootee Bar

78A 4th Avenue, Johannesburg 2092 South Africa African, Pub Dinner Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Seating [email protected] +27 10 900 1399 http://mootee.co.za
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4 based on 30 reviews

Mootee Bar

With 120 seats, an outside rooftop deck, open air alley seating and a private lounge, Mootee bends creative boundaries by challenging customer's understanding of food and drink culture. Through serving unique food and creative drinks that form a perspecti

Reviewed By EmJayBV

The decor is minimal, but warm and cosy. Service was mostly attentive but this tapered off somewhat. The cocktail menu is quite original in approach. The presentation and resulting drinks are good too. Food was pretty decent. I would return again for drinks.

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6. Wandies Place

618 Makhalemele Street Dube Village, Soweto, Johannesburg 1801 South Africa African Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parki [email protected] +27 11 982 2796 http://www.wandies.co.za/contact.htm
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4 based on 70 reviews

Wandies Place

Reviewed By mingfatsai

This place has A LOT of history. The walls are signed with many signatures, some of which you’ll recognize, and it’s safe to say this is quite the local institution. The food consists of a variety of filling and wholesome stews, cooked meats, and vegetables. They also offer salads and desserts. We were served buffet style and the choices were many, something tasty to suit everyone’s taste. I found the beef heart tough and not to my liking, but everything else was flavorful and delicious. The performers that serenaded us were a total delight. The woman’s voice reminds me very much of Ms. Makeba. It’s funny that coming here had that homey feel one gets when visiting the Deep South in the US.

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5. Restaurant Vilakazi

6876 Vilakazi Street, Johannesburg 1804 South Africa African Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Table Service [email protected] +27 11 936 7432 http://www.restaurantvilakazi.co.za
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4 based on 38 reviews

Restaurant Vilakazi

Reviewed By Sojournwithme

Our host in South Africa brought us here for lunch on a Saturday. The prices were reasonable and the food was great. There is a decidedly authentic feel to the restaurant and food. The servers are attentive and the street provides an energetic backdrop. Eat here and walk down the street to visit the street vendors and Mandela Museum.

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4. Sakhumzi Restaurant

6980 Vilakazi St. Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa African Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +27 11 536 1379 http://www.sakhumzi.co.za
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3 based on 359 reviews

Sakhumzi Restaurant

Sakhumzi Restaurant is located in Soweto - the largest black township in South Africa. Vilakazi Street, the tourist Mecca of Soweto, is where Sakhumzi opens its doors to anyone and everyone - from locals, to tourists and even corporate groups. Sakhumzi is

Reviewed By niiamahd

They are strategically located next to Desmond Tutu's house and within walking distance of the Mandela House. The food is always piping hot and the variety is fabulous. My favourite is the tripe and the pumpkin pap they serve. I never go to Jburg without stopping here to eat lunch.

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3. Robby's Place

5634 Zone 5 Pimville, Soweto, Johannesburg 5634 South Africa African Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol +27 82 865 6429 http://www.robbysplace.co.za
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4 based on 63 reviews

Robby's Place

Reviewed By thomascR4785YC

I was very fortunate to visit Robby's Place along with 51 graduate Master of Science in Finance students from Georgetown University. We enjoyed outstanding food and outstanding service. Robby, our host, is a gentleman and a special person. I can't say enough about the quality of the food. Definitely the real deal!

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2. Chez Alina

3373 Masemola Street Dobsonville, Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa African Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol +27 82 958 1402 http://www.chezalina.co.za
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4 based on 90 reviews

Chez Alina

Reviewed By mlrvp

This restaurant is in the middle of Soweto. Perhaps best visited during the daytime. Our hostess started this restaurant from nothing and but it up to be a fine employer of very nice people. The food is what Soweto residents eat on a daily basis. It is a buffet style. Native dancers entertained us from without (street dancers). It is across the street from a house where Nelson Mandela lived.

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1. Lucky Bean

16 7th Street, Johannesburg South Africa African, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +27 +11 482 5572 http://www.luckybeantree.co.za
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4 based on 429 reviews

Lucky Bean

Reviewed By Bekkiekind

The menu was good, and the ambience was great, but the highlight of our lunch was really the Waitron. Such an absolute pleasure! He was knowledgeable and witty and had an amazing sense of humour. He also suggested beautiful dishes that were the highlight of our meal!

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