Shaka Zulu

3.8
3160 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
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 sosaties. For more adventurous diners, there are game meats such as Kudu, Ostrich and Springbok available.

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

Private Dining

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

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Special Offers

50% Off mains from the a la carte menu

Get 50% off a main course when ordering a starter or dessert per person. Offer applies to A la Carte menu only. Table may be returned after 90 minutes. Excludes sharing boards.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 6 March 2019

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:00
Fri-Sat 12:00-15:00

Burger, Fries & Cocktail £12pp

Choice of Zebra, Crocodile or Beef burger with fries & cocktail. Offer applies on a selected menu only. Table may be returned after 90 minutes.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 6 March 2019

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-15:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:30PM - 10:00PM

What 3160 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner of a lifetime (you MUST try the Rum Blazer, guys)

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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Food came served lukewarm; we had to literally beg staff to attend to us as they kept on ignoring us despite the fact it wasn’t even busy in the restaurant. I ordered tiger prawns and they looked like someone had eaten all the meat and served me the shells only. This place is only worth it for a night out when you want to have a drink and party but don’t bother coming for a meal

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly intricate decor, so much effort has gone into the look of the place! We had the crocodile and zebra burgers with chips - all cooked deliciously. Really enjoyed the African music they were playing too.

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IA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Fun night out and good food!
Service a bit slow and impersonal but did not affect our night

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LF
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A place to have a meal to be pleasantly surprised by a breathtaking setting

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience
Chips and fries were a little over seasoned

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A
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Terrible place, terrible food and even worse customer service.

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OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Went to Shaka Zulu for lunch after wanting to go for a while. The place itself is great although it could do with a freshen up. Some of the seat covers were coming off slightly and the toilets have seen better days. That being said the atmosphere was good, great live music and good food. The service wasn’t bad just very slow which was surprising due to the restaurant not being exceptionally busy. In any case - would we return? Yes. Great place with good food and atmosphere with excellent music. Sounds like a good lunch to me.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Double family celebration for my daughters 23rd birthday and Mother’s Day. Fantastic venue, looked after from start to finish we all had a lovely time, very memorable.

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AP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely experience and the decor was amazing . The staff went above and beyond to be of service . The set menu offered enough choices but found the food somewhat mediocre in comparison to my previous visit to Shaka Zulu. I would recommend to anyone who hasn’t been before but the food didn’t “wow” me .

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SH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing place. Delicious food and such a great atmosphere. Would definitely return.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 5

They try to serve me the wrong and cheap cocktail,( bellini) insted to serve the one I paid for (oro dragon). Disappoint me a lot, after I said to the waitress which menu I choose she insist to said " I m 100% sure about that", so Because is not signal in that place, I walking back outside and make pictures of the menu I order, after see that she agree, that was a pure theatrical issue for me. I just want pass a night out with my lady, and been in argu was my last intention.

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LH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had Groupon voucher so a good deal. Also happy hour. Only gripe was if you wanted happy hour drinks you had to go to the bar to buy your drinks, by the time we had done this our food was waiting on the table. Why our waiter couldn’t take the order I don’t know. It was afternoon, they were not too busy!

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DA
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Just they need to polish the plates was really bad when I had the food on table and plates had an not clean aspect

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was good but had to send it back as was cold. When it was re served was hot and delicious. Our waiter was a bit awkward but every other member of staff was fabulous. Would recommend

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

It was my son’s 5th birthday and we were a group of 35. The restaurant had only one person serving us and the kids got very frustrated as the food was taking so long to get to them. Some people got served while others had to wait almost an hour for the food to come through. I feel like they were very disorganised and should change something about serving big groups.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!

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ML
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I went to Shaka Zulu in Saturday 23rd March for my birthday celebration. We were a table of 10 people seated at 9pm. I had booked over a moth in advance and paid a £100 deposit.
The atmosphere was great but the service was appalling. We waited 50 minutes before our drinks came when we first arrived. We didn’t have starters as it was so late by the time the waiter took our order.
The food was good but very little portions for the price charged therefore definitely not value for money. Especially as you have to add on sides as well.
We didn’t finish eating until 11.40pm so didn’t have desserts as some of our party had last trains to catch home.
Overall a very disappointing experience especially for my birthday.
The bill was a whopping £570 and definitely not worth it.
We will not be returning.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were really good, but the service was amazing, our waitress was fantastic and couldn't do enough for us and even knocked our entire drinks bill off when we had to wait a little bit too long for our starter.
Would definitely go back

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very classy restaurant where you can either really dress up, or go casual/smart too. Food is amazing and atmosphere is 10/10. Good music, food and vibes!

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M
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Overall it’s an ok place but the food was bland to me. The staff is friendly and welcoming. So it was ok as a once off dining experience, but would not likely repeat though as I did not feel I got value for £££spend.

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The place was empty, but still we had to get the attention of the waiter to great us, the food was not a lot for your money. Had to order sides. So ended up paying 85 even though we had a voucher for 49.

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SF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food , drink and service but the music didn’t fit the theme of the restaurant which was a bit disappointing...

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic restaurant and fabulous food!! Very friendly and helpful service :-)

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M
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Visited on Saturday evening, it’s an Amazing venue really good atmosphere, but let down on food, I asked for my meat to be cooked medium and it was rare so only ate bit of my main course, service was very good though,and l drinks were bit over priced.

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N
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, atmosphere, decor and service. Only improvement needed is the snobby, rude, lazy and unhelpful hostess at the reception desk!!!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

This place has amazing decor food and wine is pricey. Service is bad although we booked a table but every time we had to go and remind our waitress for our drinks.

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FK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I enjoyed the unusual menu options and the cocktails are yumm. Love the vibe

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The was good really enjoyed that but the cleanliness really let the place down the ladies toilets were disgusting it stank of wee a toilet lady in a blue hoodie staring at us making us feel uncomfortable. Generally it was ok but the tables were missing shells on it and there was a chair that was ripped and the floors were dirty I won’t be coming back the place was too filthy for my liking.

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TE
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing. The restaurant is big and beautiful and has a nice feel to it. The food was very good as well as the service. The only thing that bought it down was the 12.5% service charge added, we asked that to be removed as we had spent additional money on drinks, sides and table sharers etc. Once we asked for the service charge to be removed, we were asked why we didn’t want to add the service charge as management would need to know why, I feel this is an extremely awkward question to ask a guest who has spent money on travel and the dining experience itself, if they don’t feel spending £15+ additional on an OPTIONAL service charge then it should be respected. Questioning a guest on why they don’t want to spend the money on the service charge means that the word “optional” should not be used. Overall happy but unfortunately that bought it down.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a good one.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

It was enjoyable to an extent, the place itself is stunning and the staff are welcoming and helpful but the food is wayyy overpriced and not particularly good quality for what you pay.

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YM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to eat for a special occasion, little bit expensive.
The decor is amazing, staff friendly, food great and plenty of choice for drinks.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Receptionist wasn’t very professional, they were two receptionists In the reception having tea and talking meanwhile I was waiting for them to finish. I was waiting for my friend at the bar having drinks. The bartender Teo was really professional and friendly. When we vent at the table service wasn’t the best. The food was great but we was waiting long time for the bill.

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A
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

I had a friend visiting from France she wanted to try sushi samba I convinced her to go to shaka zulu instead, but it was a big mistake. We had a reservation made us wait 20 minutes to get a table after about 10 minutes queue. Then I ordered a 12£ cocktail but got a half glass just because I said I didn’t want too much ice. The food was extremely disappointing and very expensive (prawns on yellow rice and harissa bad tasting sauce for 32£). They put on the bill something I didn’t get. So I had it removed and there was a 9.69 service charge and for the very first time in my life I didn’t pay for it because it wasn’t worth it. The music was so lame with a dj playing a confused mixtape cutting off songs every 30 seconds. I would not recommend this place to anyone because you pay the price for a 5 star service and get the one of 2 ☹️😡

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Took ages for us to be seated and greeted then took ages again for drinks order

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m
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was somewhere I've always meant to go so have finally been. Food is ok but expensive and club ambience ok but more a place to be seen than enjoy the music I would say. It was ok but not a place I would rave abut.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Recently visited the venue for a friend's birthday celebration. The atmosphere was great, huge place. It wasn't particularly busy at 7.30 when we were dining but it took ages to get service from a vegetarian menu to even a drink!

My friend ordered the crocodile, which he said was great. The rest of us had steak, some on the chewy side but over all, food good.

The toilets seemed to be used as a storage room for laundry bags and excess toilet roll... Not a nice picture.

On leaving through the exit, it was a very different scene to the glorious entrance. A rather worn out dirty and damaged stair case.

To sum it up, over priced with slow service. A little disappointed.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Inside restaurant has fab interior and lots of sculptures and carvings.very busy and noisy. Food very expensive drinks even more so. Set menu food not as impressive as a la carte(we were Sat by kitchen). Lots of costly extras to add to set menu. Service poor. Had to ask 3 people more than 3 times just to get a glass of water. Interesting experience but probably would not return.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

The atmosphere was lovely, the service was poor and slow, food was over priced for what it was, presentation was poor

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