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45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
+27 73 754 8502
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved this place, very authentic and safe. Great entertainment. We loved the food and the owner. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Asseelberry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the most amazing experience at this restaurent. The food, the people, the band and the story all brilliant. Would highly recommend this place. DO NOT listen to the people who judge the area and tell you not to go, at no point did I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alish_1809
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had an extraordinary night at Mama’s restaurant. Live music and delicious typical food in a safe environment. The restaurant is located on the outskirts of the Langa township and is easily accessible by Uber. If you don’t have celphone reception, Mama...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Natalia L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this place which is a different experience and am eager to get back. All my friends had a great time with me and the food was enjoyable

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mdmeantime01
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best I danced to beautiful live music. The food -African cuisins and Mana's hospitality 110%. The story shared was heartwarming and our safety was secured all the time.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nombulelo M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well this was a most disappointing experience to say the least. We were looking so forward to going to mzansi that I made a reservation from Australia some two months before going there. This was made via email and also confirmed by the restaurant on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 578renem
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good traditional food. "Mama Mzansi" tells her and the restaurants story which is very impressive. Shes leading this reaturant not because of the money - because she loves it and you can feel this. I will come back to this as i aldo wabt...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank yvrhy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an absolutely amazing meal and experience! We are so glad we didn’t listen to our tour guide and bus driver, who warned us against coming to this part of town. At no time, did we feel even remotely unsafe. The two of us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Coastal483103
Reviewed 1 week ago

What everyone else said is true. Mama really makes you feel like family when in her home, and the food is delicious. Made for a special dinner this Thanksgiving!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dcmarla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mzansi is a experience rather than just a meal. When we entered MaMa was not there so we walked in and helped ourselves to our food from the buffet. The band was playing African style music. The seating is communal so you can sit with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sushi_Scott
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10 September 2018|
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Response from jkd67 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
18 August 2018|
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Response from 8080riviera | Reviewed this property |
We called the restaurant for this info. The owner was very helpful. There is only one seating. And you need to arrive on time to get the benefit of the evening’s entertainment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 73 754 8502
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Experience the Township of Langa at this traditional African restaurant. We cater to tourist and locals alike wishing to have a positive experience in Cape Town’s oldest township. Our kitchen is run by longtime Langa residents that have worked to put a modern twist on recipes that have been passed down through the generations. As you enjoy your locally sourced meal, a live Marimba band will entertain you with traditional African music (tipping is encouraged). Your support helps us to provide jobs and to empower our community. We kindly ask that you make a reservation/booking in advance for, we cook to order and are not a walk-in restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner, we request that you call 24 hours in advance or early in the morning. PLEASE NOTE: Our Restaurant will be closed September 19th-October 3rd, 2017 for holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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