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Shaka Zulu

Stables Market , Camden, London, NW1 8AB +44 2077686836

((()* South African
Main course: £20
Food spend: £60
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 17:00 - 02:00
Saturday to Sunday: 12:00 - 02:00

Lovely place, great service. Great presentation. Loved loved the decor. As a South African I would recommend to anyone who would want to experience the best of South African foods.

Petro Sparrow 21 August 2015
from London

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Brimming with vibrant African character, Shaka Zulu is an iconic restaurant, bar and club in Camden Town. Set over 2 magnificent floors, Shaka Zulu provides a glamorous tribal setting for authentic South African specialities.

Delicious offerings on the Shaka Zulu menu include homemade biltong and pickled fish, whilst there’s an adventurous range of game meats such as zebra and ostrich fillets, buffalo ribeye and springbok loin. Crocodile steak with harissa and lemongrass keeps company with traditional recipes like Cape Malay-spiced beef ‘bobotie' and tasty boerewors sausages with wilted spinach and sheba sauce.

The spectacular space of Shaka Zulu in London is decorated with ornately carved 60-foot murals, marble bars and a tranquil water garden. Its trendy Kings Club creates a lively post-meal buzz, serving innovative Zulu cocktails over an eye-catching zebra-print bar.

Live evenings at Shaka Zulu include exclusive performances from international artists like Mica Paris and Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Camden Town Tube Station is a 5-minute walk away.

Shaka Zulu

Stables Market , Camden, London, NW1 8AB

Contact +44 2033769911
Reservations +44 2077686836

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Customer reviews for Shaka Zulu

3.6 ((()* (based on 17 reviews)
70% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (12)
  • large parties (11)
  • entertainment (8)
  • trendy (8)
  • luxury (6)
  • lunch (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • business (3)
  • private dining (3)
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  • (**** by from London

    Well, very disappointing and smiley but ineffectivfe service. Arrived an hour ahead of our reservation for srinks at the bar. No table service arrived so twice had to disturb the barman (who said "its alright for the waitresses, but there's only me here") for drinks. Had to set up a separate tab, since there was no Manager to merge or bar and food bills. Table was fine and food was very average. Had to ask for condiments and grab attention for drinks. It was just hard! Main courses arrived and frankly overpriced for the quality. The Boar was dry and only one portion of fries arrived where two were ordered. Politely rectified but for a 65 gbp experience, service should have been better.

    When the bill arrived (twice because they had to consolidate my food and bar bills) I said that I was not happy paying the pre-loaded 12.5% service charge. The billl came back without a problem, but at no stage was I asked why. Suggests to me that there is no great concern or commitment to improve; in a prime position looks like the food-piece is a sideline and clearly the business does just fine without worrying about customer loyalty.

    Lastly, the singer ws OK if you like that kind of thing, but, to be honest, over 2 hours of similiar songs is a bit too long and sharing the mic with customers might be a moment of fame for them, but wasn't great for us!

    This was a birthday outing that ultimately was expensive, disappointing and no more than "just ok". Not great value for money, in my view.

  • ((((( by from London

    Lovely place, great service. Great presentation. Loved loved the decor. As a South African I would recommend to anyone who would want to experience the best of South African foods.

  • (**** by from France

    Trop cher, la vaisselle pas propre à ce tarif
    La nourriture qualité fast food et beaucoup trop cher

  • (**** by from London Borough of Camden

    This is the second time I've been to Shaka Zula and nothing has changed the service is still really bad. When I went In march at 9pm I got my starter @10pm my main at 11:30pm and my desert @1am which I complained about but I thought I would give them a second chance but never again as yesterday I waited an hour for each course, the staff were rude and the manager was no help....I WILL NOT BE GOING BACK THEIR AGAIN.

  • ((((( by from London

    Amazing place and food.

  • ((((( by from Grays

    Amazing decor and ambience.
    Great food and fab cocktails
    Love the happy hours :-)

  • (((** by from London

    The atmosphere was amazing, one from the best. The service was brilliant as well. But I can't say same about food. The food was good, but not as good as we were expected, especially stakes. Three of us ordered steaks, but none of us like it.

  • (((** by from Moulsoe

    I have been to Shaka Zulu before for business dining. Since my son loves to feast on meat I thought I would use it for a 'family' dinner.
    In that respect it fulfilled both the promise and expectation - sadly on other fronts it disappointed.
    Yes its impressively decorated in African theme; the menu is full of interesting options [ like the Carnivore restaurants in Africa but a little more sophisticated and considerate of those who don't want to eat game or steaks] ; and the food quality was good.
    We arrived at 7.10pm and accepted that as early diners the place wouldn't be buzzing. So we sat as directed assuming it would fill with other diners. Instead we found we had been seated in an area that was adjacent to a speed dating set up. There was therefore no dinner ambiance.
    Being early , before they got busy, we might have expected good service. Instead there was a complete lack of attention. Getting served required waving at the waiter when he occasionally passed nearby. And although he brought an ice bucket for the wine [ placed at a discreet distance from the table] we had to get up and serve ourselves.
    Pate starters arrived with inadequate toast [ two tiny slices with the fish pate; none with the meat ] so we ordered a bread selection . It took 7 minutes to arrive.
    Mains sound as though they have accompanying vegetables but they proved to be purely decorative . So the waiter sold us up. Unfortunately neither side veg [ a rocket salad and a snap peas with onions] was of the same quality as the mains. The chips were OK.
    There is an extensive list of cocktails and a good wine list; but there were just two beers and a cider. Inadequate and disappointing choice.
    So when the bill arrived at £208 for three [ two starters, two mains, and modest drinks ] with 12.5% for service that frankly fell well short of expectation, it seemed like a poor value.
    Its more theme park than restaurant . I couldn't recommend it as dining experience.

  • ((((( by from London

    Amazing place, great food

  • (((** by from London

    Pretty dead at lunchtime (when we went); probably better for all if it did not open. Food and wine on the other hand was outstanding.

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