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Shaka Zulu

4.1
4.1
4280 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

7:30 PM


Booked 38 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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What 4,280 people are saying

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

NoiseEnergetic

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  • North London

    Good for Groups

  • North London

    Late Night Find

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  1. W

    Wioleta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very worthy to come in and sight around the inside decorations. Food is great quality and service quickly and with professional attention. I reccomend the place and probably will see in the futre with pleasure again. Great work to all the staff :)
  2. M

    Mb2022

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Whilst still eating our starter, our mains appeared in the distance and the waiter turned the food away… 10-15 minutes later our mains arrived. Clearly the same tray and it had been left under a hot lamp! There was skin on the sauces and our medium rare meat was medium well, so politely explained and sent it back. New lot of food was ok - still overcooked but ok. Very expensive food considering the quality. We felt the manager rudely asked if the food was ok “THIS time”… Overall was an ok meal but unfortunately wouldn’t go back.
  3. NK

    NoemiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you would like a unique dining experience with lot of delicious meals specially for meat lovers then Shaka Zulu is the place to go!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday celebration, the food portions were generous. The cocktails a little pricy but the service was great. They even accepted my own cake and made it special with a candle and sparkles from the house. The night club was good. Cool vibe.
  5. NK

    NicholasK

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible restaurant fitted out to high quality making the experience amazing. Great wood features at every turn complimented with great food Ns service. Absolutely loved it!
  6. KZ

    KateZ

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The staff were lovely. The food was alright. The voucher advertised a sparkling cocktail but they were all fruit puree based.
  7. P

    Paul

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of tasty starters, exotic meats and delicious cocktail. Great service by all the friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend
  8. ST

    SolT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The food portion was not value for money , I had the lamb and had to ask for extra as there were only 3 pieces and 3 small potatoes for £30. The hygiene of the chefs . Was absolutely disgusting I witnessed two of them picking there nose and there aprons we’re filthy.
  9. SF

    ShirleenF

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner birthday, lovely food great atmosphere
  10. YJ

    YasminJ

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was nice however we got there a bit early so we sat at the bar and the staff told us they’d come to get us when the table is ready. Our table was at 7:30 and at 7:50 I thought I’d find out what was going on. 4 members of staff were just sitting there and I said is our table ready and they said oh yeah. Bit disappointing that they never came to get us at a place like Shaka Zulu. The women on stilts and breathing fire were very good.
  11. SD

    SineadD

    Bath

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    A bit outdated and tacky. For an African themed restaurant the food was incredibly bland and the menu was very underwhelming
  12. S

    Shahinak

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great day out
  13. j

    janeo

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience Fabulous friendly staff Made you feel special Friends 60 the birthday Gave a special desert Lovely touch Food excellent top quality Our waitress attentive friendly great service Ambiance and decor special Great experience recommend Cocktails and drink selection good Price goid what you expect for too quality Well done guys we will definitely return and recou
  14. JC

    JamC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SlHad a good night and enjoyed the food and service
  15. CM

    CarsonM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambience and design of the restaurant are phenomenal. Outstanding service and the food was good. A few minor issues with the food but overall very good and would eat again.
  16. JC

    JadeC

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How great to have some excellent food from your country! Thank you for such an amazing experience ;) can't wait to come back again!
  17. A

    Amanda

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    We went on a groupon voucher. 3 courses and a cocktail for £59 - which really reflected in the food. It was ok, nothing to rave about but if I got the same level of food at full price I’d have complained, the quality just wasn’t there. Usual London prices for drinks and the music was Commercial RnB - a decent night out overall
  18. MP

    MartynaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Good food and excellent service! Thanks a lot!
  19. J

    Jerry

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Atmosphere was good, nicely themed and the service was great. The food however left a lot to be desired, small portions, poorly arranged plates, and for the price of some dishes they were very basic. I would suggest getting the exotic meat platter as it has a bit of everything.
  20. RP

    RachyP92

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Considering the price, the food was quite underwhelming. The boar was very small and overcooked. The side of roast potatoes were hard and tasted and looked like aunt bessies frozen potatoes. The whole sea bass was delicious and really well cooked and the peri peri chips were quite tasty. Wouldn't come back here but glad to have ticked it off the list.
  21. SL

    SaLZ

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Food was rubbish. I would not recommend going there for food. However, the restaurant itself is nice inside.
  22. AR

    AlexandraR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely pork chop with broccoli! Grilled halloumi is also very nice, I really enjoyed it.
  23. FG

    FlorinG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly the guy who serv us. And the Romanian guy at the bar upstairs. I will be back soon! Probably with another lady😎 Regards Florin🙏
  24. LR

    LouR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Ok but just ok if that makes sense. Food wasn’t amazing just ok…..we went for a special occasion but tbh I would choose somewhere else in future.
  25. NV

    NunoV

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing venue, stunning place. Great food. A bit pricy but well worth the money.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was very slow, bad customer care , manager was very rude. Butt, the food was very nice
  27. SR

    SueR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Food and service very good. Toilet facilities needs repair as most were broken and some sinks not working. Service charge high at 12.5%
  28. LK

    LeeKay

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding and had great experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely Place
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable meal with tasty food and some unusual options that we enjoyed trying! The staff were lovely and very helpful. We had a Virgin Experiences voucher for a 3 course meal so we had to order from the Shield Menu but it had pretty much everything we wanted to try anyway. Though the voucher covers a whole meal, they do recommend you get sides with the main, which has to be paid for on top of the voucher. All the mains come with some vegetables (even the steaks) but no carbs like potatoes or rice. We normally are fine with just what the voucher experience covers but here we did find ourselves paying substantially on top of the voucher so that night be worth bearing in mind.
  31. AL

    AndreaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely unique place, we loved being and eating there.
  32. R

    Roberto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food + great staff + great service= Great memories :)
  33. B

    Bea123

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great dinning experience. Meal was very tasty and filling. Moved on to the nightclub after meal. Music and atmosphere was brilliant. Was a great girls night out.
  34. CS

    CarolineS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely experience. Staff very attentive and helpful. Food excellent. Will definitely recommend and be back. Thank you
  35. KK

    KanKan

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I’ve been to Shaka Zulu several times but last night was my worst experience. The waitress had a attitude, I hated the food, the cocktails was filled with ice so it was less cocktail and more ice and the soft drinks was watered down. I deposited £60 when I booked the table. But when the bill came it wasn’t deducted or shown on the bill. I asked the waiter why wasn’t the £60 deducted from the bill and he informed me that I didn’t deposited £60. I told him I did and that I couldn’t booked the table without depositing the £60. I even showed him my receipt of the £60 being taking from my account and he still didn’t want to change the bill. I had to asked to speak with a manager. I showed her my receipt and she deducted the £60 from the bill I would never go back there.
  36. t

    tracyn

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food was hot and tasty. Service quick and very friendly
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience, service and food. Highly recommend
  38. EL

    EmilyL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for a very early dinner (which was still classed as lunch) at 3pm. We had the exotic meat sharer and selection of mini icecreams. Service was very good as it was quite quiet. As I'd ticked on the booking it was our anniversary they'd written happy anniversary in chocolate on the dessert board and we got a free minty shot each which was lovely. The food was really good. We'd seen mixed reviews bad generally the exotic meat had positive reviews and we'd agree. The crocodile meat was amazing. The dessert icecreams were really good as well. We did notice the music gets turned up at 5ish so if you want a quieter meal go early.
  39. VN

    VastiN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went here for a late lunch and it was an EXPERIENCE! Reminded me so much of home (The real Malva pudding!) Home away from home. ❤️
  40. KM

    KarenM

    Bedfordshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The internal decor is amazing. I went for the traditional Babotie dish which was delicious. Would certainly recommend. Monica who served us was friendly and knowledgeable

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

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Shaka Zulu is rated 4.1 stars by 4280 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.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 38 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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