African Cuisine

Joburg’s diverse and vibrant cultures from all over the continent has meant that proudly African cuisines have become second nature to those who are happy to experiment. Township FoodSpots & City Skate Tours unveils cuisine spots around Joburg that will have you back for more before you know it.

By TownshipFoodSpots & City SkateTours


Soweto’s latest culinary upmarket and upbeat cocktail lounge, bar, grill and nightclub delivers a foodie experience that will have you raving for days afterwards. This urban cocktail lounge is located in Diepkloof, the large space is decorated to rival lounges in the Joburg’s northern suburbs, and it’s a place made for pure unadulterated fun. The menu includes burgers and double burgers, pork ribs, chicken wings and platters for sharing, all prepared carefully with every client top of mind, and the prices are good.

Moja Café

Moja Café is a vibrant food spot in Orlando East, one of the most famous townships in Soweto. This is the place where influencers and music  lovers like to meet, chill and experience good vibes and good music along with local food favourites, from traditional cuisine to grilled platters. Moja Café regularly hosts gigs involving some of the best musicians and DJs in Mzansi (South Africa). A perfect place to hook up with friends and have fun while having your car cleaned at its car wash.

Township FoodSpots was created to celebrate and promote black-owned, township-based food spots, from formal restaurants to informal street cuisine. Realising how we often overlook these establishments for bigger franchises, we decided to create a platform where members can recommend township eateries they’ve either just discovered or regularly enjoy visiting. By doing so, they promote these small establishments at no cost to the owner. Owners are also welcome to promote their businesses on our platform too.

Tebele Letsoalo
Township FoodSpots Group Admin
Moja Café

Sakhumzi Restaurant

Vilakazi Street is the mecca of tourism in Soweto, and Sakhumzi is arguably the favourite among locals and tourists for its hospitality, its wide range of traditional cuisines, and local wines. Ranked 4/5 on a well-known tourist review website, it’s the place to come and unwind to South African contemporary jazz classics and some Afropop with family or friends. Sakhumzi is well known to tour guides, who bring their busloads for the lunch buffets at excellent value.

Special Offer
All patrons who have a loyalty card get a 10% discount on all orders from 8 December 2020 – 22 December 2020.

Sakhumzi Restaurant

Grills at T&H Alexandra

Scrumptious wings and the best hangout in Alex perfectly describes Grills at T&H, an outdoor lifestyle hangout spot in Alexandra, just across Sandton. Alex, a world of so many contrasts, presents a certain mysterious backdrop to its venues, and it’s no different here. Grills at T&H offers an experience that allows you to sink into the scenery while enjoying music, beers and cocktails, and treating yourself to its famous grilled wings.

Yeoville Dinner Club

Amazing African food combined with stories from across Africa and the world told by Chef Sanza. The Yeoville Dinner Club in the Pan African neighbourhood of Yeoville is a mix of good food, deep conversation and rich stories from Chef Sanza about his travels around the world, especially Africa. All the food on the menu is Africa inspired and mostly locally sourced from the food merchants and vendors found in the neighbourhood. This experience feels like a village feast, where everyone is invited to get to know the next person by swapping places with people you didn’t arrive with. I think this is my favourite part of the whole experience – a chance to meet new people over a wholesome plate of food!

Yeoville Dinner Club

Top Tip: Yeoville Dinner Club

Oh yes, it’s right next to the House of Tandoor, a popular reggae and dancehall club on Rockey Street. Ask for Banks, who can show you around while you’re in the neighbourhood. NB – No Ubers are allowed on Rockey Street, so it’s best to hire a car to drop you off and pick you up.  Or ask Chef Sanza about transport, he’s more than happy to help out.

Little Addis Café

An Ethiopian restaurant, (initially located in the Maboneng precinct) that has recently opened up in the vibey 44 Stanley, is run by the colourful Kassa. It is an excellent spot to experience the city’s tastiest Ethiopian food. The restaurant’s famous meat and veggie combo injera platter will have you groaning and asking for more. When Kassa takes off his chef’s hat and puts on his storytelling one, he becomes a riveting storyteller, who gives you a better understanding of the neighbourhood while sharing his stories. Little Addis is closed on Mondays.