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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

It felt very peaceful. I walked from a lot of buzz outside and inside beautiful like I was in a different place away from London. The scalpture and music took me to Africa. I enjoyed the meal.

Sarah Ndebele 12 October 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

3.3 ((()* (based on 22 reviews)
59% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((*** by from London

    Overprice, not impress at all! Am south african and I was extremely disappointed with the menu and the food. Dessert was to sweet and not from South Africa- just because you use South African ingredients doesn't make it South African. Only that was good- was the cocktails- but also overprice for the amount you get!

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

    Very pricey and not the greatest service.

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

    The ambience was inviting. The staff were friendly and helpful. One of the waitresses had great customer service!

    The food was ok (I liked the samosas - however, £8 for 3 was rather expensive). In general the food was expensive (the taste and presentation of the food did not match the price).

  • ((*** by from London

    Shaka Zulu is totally overrated. The food is good though. But £18 for bunny chow is just sad. Also, karaoke being the sole source of atmosphere was dismal...

  • ((((* by from London

    It felt very peaceful. I walked from a lot of buzz outside and inside beautiful like I was in a different place away from London. The scalpture and music took me to Africa. I enjoyed the meal.

  • (**** 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.

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