Fodor's Expert Review Nambitha

$ Soweto and the South African

You can't actually see Nelson Mandela's old house from this popular restaurant, which means that you're less likely to run into a tour bus. Nambitha has evolved from a township restaurant catering only to African tastes into a more versatile establishment. It plays an eclectic selection of music—soul, jazz, R&B, and more traditional African—and is constantly buzzing with people. Meals include mutton curry served with pap, dumplings, rice, or samp, spinach and pumpkin; mogodu (tripe); marinated traditional chicken, lamb shank, and oxtail. Meals are relatively inexpensive, but food is less Nambitha's strength than its busy vibe. Many locals pop in just to chat and mingle.

African Casual Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

6877 Vilakazi St.
Soweto, Gauteng  1804, South Africa


Known For:
  • Local vibe
  • Cheap eats
  • Traditional flavors

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