Soweto: Where to eat

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Panyaza restaurant

1. ROOTS

The only restaurant in town that’s also a professional art gallery, with works by Mongezi Gum. Try the sticky wings, mutton stew or mogodu (tripe). Mphuthi Street, Jabavu, 0119303752

2. PANYAZA

This is a pap and braai restaurant, the kind of place where you eat with your hands. It’s also a nightclub, playing the best of local house and Kwaito. 707 White City, Jabavu 

3. NAMBITHA

With great views over the township and a decent wine list, this is a great place for sundowners. Dishes include salads, fish, huge burgers and lamb shank. 6877 Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, 0119369128

4. SAKHUMZI

Where all the beautiful young things gather, either on the expansive deck or in the African-styled interior. Expect traditional  township fare, like chicken feet, braai, oxtail and stew. 6980 Vilakazi Street, Orlando West,  0115361379

BY CLAIRE HU | PHOTO BY GARETH JACOBS