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Shaka Zulu

4.1
4.1
4308 Reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Shaka Zulu is an authentic South African Braai restaurant and bar located in Stables Market, Camden.

This breathtaking venue offers an extensive menu including oysters, seafood, finest steaks of British Red Poll Beef and Dorper Lamb, as well as traditional dishes including Bobotie, Boerewors and Cape Malay Vegetable Curry. For more adventurous diners, there are game meats such as Crocodile, Buffalo and Wild Boar.

To complete the experience, there is a variety of African entertainment and DJs with music and dancing until 2am.

Please note that we do require the lead Booker to have contact information for all members of their party along with their address should we need to contact them for track and trace,

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Southern African, African

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3376 9911

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Omar Tenecela-Cuenta

  • Private party facilities

    We have a number of options available for part or private hire on either our mezzanine or main floor.

  • Private party contact

    Events: 020 3376 9911

  • Neighborhood

    Camden Town

  • Parking details

    Street parking is widely available in our immediate area with both Hawley Road and Leybourne Road offering Meter Parking.Hours of operation are: Mon-Fri 08.30 to 18.30. Sat-Sun 09.30 to 17.30.There is also a car park at Morrison's Supermarket just off Chalk Farm Road, please check any restrictions that may be in operation on the signs.

  • Public transit

    <br><br />Nearest Tube Station is Camden Town.<br /><br><br />Take the exits on your right hand side at the top of the escalators, and turn right up Camden High Street. <br /><br><br />We are approximately 300 metres up on the left hand side.

  • Entertainment

    Our entertainment programme features African drumming and dancing with lounge style music until 9pm, with DJs thereafter.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. EJ

    ErrolJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant cancelled the reservation due to mechanical issues and we had to find alternatives arrangements.
  2. TJ

    TamasJ

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Broken plates, cheap glassware , high price
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Went for an engagement meal. The decor and ambiance of the restaurant is lovely if not a little dark,. The staff were efficient for service but not particularly friendly or helpful (were left wandering around trying to find the toilet). The food wasn’t up to much, it would have been average at half the price. Having been to South Africa, the food didn’t really taste like it was meant to be from there. The cocktails were tasty (the ones you buy) not the free ones you get with a Virgin Experience as they were as they were mostly ice. Leaving the restaurant is a bit tricky as you leave via a poorly signed staircase that has water leaks and is a bit of state
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Part of the Virgin Experience, a decent meal and fun restaurant.
  5. r

    rasiu

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Atmosphere and staff were great. However.. I gave two stars for the food as only 2 things from 3 course meals + apetiser I enjoyed (fries and deserts ). Drinks were crushed ice top to bottom with some flavouring. Real shame food has really gone down in quality- unfortunately to say I rather had a meal in the food market on a way to this restaurant and would of saved myself £100
  6. JP

    JakeP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were looking forward eating here celebrating my brothers birthday however the service from the waitress that served us was not what we expected. Seemed that she did not want to be there. It was not good customer service at all. Did not check how the food was and if we needed anything else. As soon as they gave the food that was it. We asked for medium rare and got rare steak which was blue. Coke was so diluted with ice. Last waitress that gave the bill was nice and smiley. Maybe because she was taking money from us.
  7. S

    Sonia

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely brilliant. All details were sent 1day before arrival, and everything was taken care off. Brilliant service, lovely food, good choice for GF especially.
  8. DW

    DanielW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere. Tasty food. As we ad a late booking 8:45.we stayed a bit longer. Enjoyed acrobatics shows and drum performance in the night club. Anforgatable night out.
  9. S

    Suze

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Impressive decor, liked the escalator down to the restaurant. Food was very good, wine quite pricey but worth it for the ambiance.
  10. M

    Melanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous evening, birthday treat, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was excellent, not overbearing, did not have to wait very long, food was hot. Entertainment was enough. We loved it.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall great experience and customer service, booking team was exceptional and thoughtful- food top notch and overall vibe was great - best spot in Camden for sure. Security were respectful too. I would recommend for an evening meal and night out after.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Food was absolutely horrendous, can’t even put into words how disappointing that was! I am adamant it’s packaged food from a supermarket. The food was bland cold and really really poor! Chicken wings had no meat on them not to mention and were the size of a little finger!
  13. CS

    CallumS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My food was really nice. The peri peri wings were the best chicken wings I’ve ever had so crispy and tasty. My partner had the duck starter and the lamb main and she liked it but the lamb was a little fatty. She did like it but she did think she would of preferred a different dish on the menu. Cocktails were nice and the pudding was really good. It was my partners birthday and I’m still not sure how they knew but they wrote it on the dessert plate with a candle and sang happy birthday to her. The venue was unreal and it had some performers doing some acrobatics. Overall I had a really good night and was stuffed with a lot of tasty food in my belly.
  14. MH

    MarionH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rib-eye steak was excellent and so was the salmon. Extremely interesting decor and lovely service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Starters were ok - peri chicken wings were crispy and fresh, lamb samosas were good too but one more on the plate would be better. Ordered steaks for mains and requested medium and they both came well overcooked and really chewy. Sides are a good size and one can be shared between 2 people but would be nice to know on the menu how big they are to avoid over ordering. The desserts were nice- especially the the cheesecake. Cocktails and drinks were probably amongst the worst we’ve had in a while. Too much ice and pretty tasteless
  16. KT

    KatyT

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The food is horror! I have ordered a Medium Well Beef Fillet and it was cooked well done, i have shared what happened with the waitress, they changed it for me but it took too long, my chips were cold already, very disappointed.
  17. RB

    RosenB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First when we were making the booking there was not many options so we end up going there on Wednesday ,we used one of this wowchers(big mistake)and we are not happy overall.When we went there no one was at the entrance to host us,we were waiting for 5 mins at the right place and then we went in to the bar and asked the bartender to call someone and he did.The place was almost empty,one floor was closed and there were like 7-8 tables only and was wondering why there were no options to book whenever we want as obviously not so busy.Cocktails were %80 ice my wife didnt drink her as she dont like so much ice in october.menu was only one list ,fancy names but mostly chicken ,difficult to find something nice,we choose steak and obviously been notified we had to pay extra for it plus extra for the sides,steak surved without steak knife,wine without water had to call and ask every single thing,starter was too simple,steak was not so bad,music is quite could here every word the guys were talking on table next to us,not much privacy.desert simple,my wife didnt like her been too sweet.overall spent over £120 with wowcher plus £10 parking as in camden the restrictions are till 11pm and not impressed,wouldnt go again,its not worth it
  18. d

    denisel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic deal purchased through Virgin experience. Was a bit weary due to mixed reviews, but everything from food choices to presentation and taste of food was impressive. Staff was polite, helpful and efficient. Part of this deal includes cocktails, but they let us have a glass wine instead. We did ask for service charges to be removed, but left a generous tip.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Cold food half the menu missing
  20. JG

    JonathanG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    It was a Virgin Experiences voucher meal. Unfortunately the menu for the voucher was very limited. My partner had to return his main of spicy pork because it was burnt and not in any way spicy. My chicken was dry without any seasoning. It was such a shame because the service and the ambience of the place was fantastic. It felt however that the voucher meal was precooked and had little thought or attention given to it.
  21. U

    Uvyvbuijniurseftvyubnnuc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great ambience, good music and vibes. Lovely decor in the inside also
  22. DB

    DominikaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was my first time there, I was celebrating my 40th Birthday and I was amazed with the decor and food. The service was good however the waitress could have checked on us during the meal but she didn't. We also had to wait a bit to get dessert menu and last set of drinks. This however didn't spoil my experience and I would highly recommend it.
  23. B

    Black

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly beautiful place to visit. Nice food and beautiful ambience. We had fun and loved the choice of music.
  24. SI

    SteveI

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue, attentive staff, amazing food, thoroughly recommend
  25. MD

    MichelleD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoy our visit very much and will certainly be back!
  26. MB

    MarinaB

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I was very enthusiastic going there with high expectations. I bought a voucher for that occasion. The staff was nice but the food didn't impressed me. The cutlery and crockery was the cheapest kind and not the cleanest, sticky table from food and drinks..not the cleanest restaurant. Such a shame because the restaurant's vibe and decorations are amazing...beautifully carved chairs and tables, impressive statues, animals and figures nicely carved into the walls, lights and music create a nice atmosfere. I would recommend for vibe and decorations but not for food or cleanliness
  27. S

    Suzannef

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Lovely restaurant and great food. Only moan was that your waitress was really inattentive. Didn't ask if we wanted more drinks, no smiles and just very cold towards us. However the servers were lovely and made our 4 year old feel very happy!!
  28. E

    Ellie

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was so lovely! Very confident and made sure I had a good time. Also gave me a cake as it was my birthday!
  29. AS

    AgataS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoy Shaka Zulu whole experience. Staff were amazing and food superb!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal with excellent service. Good atmosphere. We had the Shield menu (used with a voucher) and very good choice. This comprised of a cocktail, starter, mains and pudding Had an extra side(£6) but this served 2-3 easily. This is my second time here and would definitely return.
  31. P

    Pop101

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    My table was booked for 9:30pm, however I do not like the idea that the kitchen closes at 9:45pm which does not allow ample time to order food. The occasion was for my partner’s birthday and I did not like the feeling of being ‘rushed’ to order. As my partner was running late due to traffic and find the restaurant as it was a surprise for him I ended up ordering a mains for him and he was unable to eat the ‘baby chicken’ as it was against his religion. I was not happy that we could not get an alternative and I really didn’t enjoy my meal myself. As the kitchen was closed we did not have the opportunity to change our meals which is was very unfortunate. Service was mediocre, it would have been better if some of the staff could go a bit ‘above & beyond’ to make amendments or even offer a voucher for the next time me and my partner visit together.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s very interesting this building like very likey african history! And very cosy and really good nightclub and cocktails… lovely food. More salad menu. More private room. Like private initiatives VIP.
  33. JM

    JennyM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This restaurant is impressive to look at and is definitely a bit unusual but if you're looking for really good food then this probably isn't the place to go. Steak was over prices and very fatty - when we mentioned this to the waitress she said we should have complained earlier! As she wasn't to be seen earlier, that would've been tricky.
  34. J

    Joriah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, this is the best place I’ve been in years.
  35. AA

    AngelaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice environment and food, great deejay and amazing service. I was there alone but I felt like home and I had fun 🤩
  36. AL

    AdjiL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We were in London for our wedding anniversary and we spent a very goid time at shaka zulu. The restaurant offered us the dessert. The mains were very good and the ambiance too
  37. T

    Terryterryaustralia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Booking was easy on the app staff was friendly atmosphere was energetic very good menu to choose from started with the spicy olives and the dried meats which was different lobster for starters very good effect brought to the table smoking was very nice . Main meal the assorted meat platter which again was very well cooked and enjoyable. Music was a bit load for me personally towards the evening but it is a club downstairs so understanding for me a non drinking person would liked non alcoholic beers but none on the menu. Overall a very enjoyable evening
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for our anniversary cannot recommended this place enough it’s fun vibes great food and good service after dinner it basically turned into a night club….
  39. J

    Jomi

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Portions tiny, food cold and lack of flavour. Staff were attentive.
  40. SS

    SilviaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I felt my expectations were not met. I was there 3 years ago and I felt like it was another place. The staff didn’t acknowledge that it was my birthday (even if at the time of reservation I was asked if I was celebrating a special occasion) and we felt they were not rushing the courses to get rid of us!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Shaka Zulu is rated 4.1 stars by 4308 OpenTable diners.

Shaka Zulu does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Shaka Zulu

Stables Market, London, NW1 8AB

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Camden Town

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Southern African, African

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is widely available in our immediate area with both Hawley Road and Leybourne Road offering Meter Parking.Hours of operation are: Mon-Fri 08.30 to 18.30. Sat-Sun 09.30 to 17.30.There is also a car park at Morrison&#39;s Supermarket just off Chalk Farm Road, please check any restrictions that may be in operation on the signs.

  • Public transit

    Nearest Tube Station is Camden Town.Take the exits on your right hand side at the top of the escalators, and turn right up Camden High Street. We are approximately 300 metres up on the left hand side.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Omar Tenecela-Cuenta

  • Entertainment

    Our entertainment programme features African drumming and dancing with lounge style music until 9pm, with DJs thereafter.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3376 9911

  • Private party facilities

    We have a number of options available for part or private hire on either our mezzanine or main floor.

  • Private party contact

    Events: 020 3376 9911

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