Shaka Zulu

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£26 to £40
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
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

Father’s Day complimentary Beer

Treat your dad to 50% off mains from the a la carte menu plus a free beer for dad!
Get 50% off a main course when ordering a starter or dessert per person.
Excludes sharing boards & chateaubriand.
Dad gets a complimentary house beer

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

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 16 June 2019

Ends: 16 June 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00 17:00-21:00

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: 12 June 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-15:00

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: 8 May 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

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

1,000-Point Tables

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

What 3192 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

It was for my Birthday but the biltong was freezing and obviously old as it was so dark and hard. Not very pleasant. The bobotie was dry and the Dom Pedros were more miltshake than anything else. To pay that much for traditional food when it’s quality is that bad was offensive. You guys need to up your game in a big way. I tend to have lunches and dinners in many of the top restaurants in London and being South African I wanted to show off Shaka Zulu’s and impress but sadly the only thing high about the experience was the price!

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AS
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was amazing and our waitress Monica was outstanding. She delivered to us an incredible service.

Shaka Zulu
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, Many thanks for your positive feedback regarding our servers. Customer service is the focus point of our venue and its great to hear that we were able to deliver a fantastic service during your booking!

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MM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Really enjoyed the evening, great decor and atmosphere, very loud. Service is very quick, maybe too quick, staff are friendly though but extremely hard to get the attention of if you need anything as there are no food checkbacks. Food is amazing, however, portion sizing is a bit pathetic. Used a voucher for 2 people to have a three course meal, didn’t expect to order a main and then have to pay for additional sides as the main only comes with the protein stated and a bit of garnish (you basically have to order a side if you want a proper meal). Spent £76 on 3 sides and a bottle of wine (don’t know how expensive it would be without a voucher) - great place to come if you have cash to splash.

Shaka Zulu
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for leaving us with your thoughts following your booking. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and your evening overall. With regards to the voucher menu, we try to make customers as aware as possible of all supplement charges before hand by advertising the menu on all third party sites. We hope that you will be able to return to us in order to experience the full range of dining options which we offer at Shaka Zulu.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall I will recommend restaurant to my friends. Music was a bit to loud, cos was not easy to talk. Food was nice Main was tasty and that was good experience to try something different, one thing what I can say started is not worth it the price.. staff was a bit not organise cos I been asked for order by 3 people. And I told them I already ordered my drinks and foods.
One of the staff on the end throw away on my hands leftovers... I been a bit shock about but Special you expect High standard from staff. Overall I do like ambiance and will come back one day 👍🏻

Shaka Zulu
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback following your booking at our restaurant. I'm glad to hear that you will return to us in the future! We do apologize that the music can get quite loud on weekends due to our nightclub in the evening. We strive to deliver excellent service around the clock and regret that there was a certain level of disorganization regarding table service during your booking. We have taken your comments on board and will use them to make amendments going forward.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Music was a bit too loud and a little out of character for the place.

Shaka Zulu
Responded 5 days ago

Hello there, Thank you for your feedback and recommendation! Our music can vary over the weekend due to our night club and DJ on Friday and Saturday evening. During the week our music tends to be of South African genre. We do apologize for the loudness of the music and hope that it didn't disrupt your dining experience in any respect. We are more than happy to lower the volume or exchange tables should the noise level be an issue. We hope to see you again in the near future!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food overpriced, not enough waiters/waitresses and the DJ wasnt great

Shaka Zulu
Responded 5 days ago

Hello there, I'm sorry to hear that your experience at our venue didn't meet your expectations! Our staff aim to provide a professional and attentive standard of service and I regret that we fell short in this instance. We host multiple club events at Shaka, I would recommend our Afrobeats club night at the end of every month. We hope to see you there soon!

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JP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique and memorable dining experience in stunning surroundings.

Shaka Zulu
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, We're pleased to hear that you had a memorable night with us at Shaka Zulu, your positive feedback and recommendation means a lot to us! We hope to see you again soon!

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J
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

I have previously enjoyed this resteraunt, but on this visit I was not happy. The service was very poor, no attention, lots of arguments right next to our table, didn't make you feel welcome. The food was nice, bit very small portions considering the price I would have expected more. We used a group On voucher we were bought but we're happy to pay more, I feel like we received a very sub standard experience because we had a voucher. The restraunt is well decorated inside and on a good day is very enjoyable, but not on this occasion.

Shaka Zulu
Responded 5 days ago

Hello James! I'm sorry that you felt your service was substandard on this occasion, I can assure you that the service was in no way related to your using a voucher. We are more than happy to accommodate clients who wish to extend the use of their voucher in to the A la Carte menu and apologize that this wasn't made clearer on the night. Regarding the table service, I regret that you felt it lacked attention to detail, this is a poor reflection of the hospitality standards which we aim for.

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NA
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding I love South African food and the dishes where exactly what I hoped for, the waiter was great very attentive

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, we came as a group of 10 (2 didn’t show up their loss) and were seated on the lower floor which I definitely recommend as it has the even better atmosphere and the dance floor, food was amazing and we were well looked after, we also arranged a birthday cake bring out which went exactly to plan, after a great meal we hit the dance floor and all I can say is what a great night! Would recommend to everyone and anyone!

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I took friends who flew in from the US. they enjoyed the place very much. Food had flavor and a good portion size. The drinks were very tasty. Only problem the food wasnt served hot. unfortunately the food sat under a warmer while other dishes were being cooked. He had the salmon, swordfish, and lamb .

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KH
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was Terrible but the great food and atmosphere made up for it!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I looooved this place!

As a Norwegian with a South African heart, this was the perfect place to dine in London.

I had big expectations for the restaurant, but this place even impressed me. The interior of this place is amazing, and defiantly worth any penny.

I was served Lovely Peri peri chicken, fillet of zebra and crocodile. Perfectly made, with perfect flavors. They had plenty South African wines.

There is tho one thing that disappointed me at this restaurant. Sadly, the service was poorly. Attending such a 100% completed restaurant with such a good theme showed from walls, menus, bars, the whooole restaurant, it was disappointing the fact that waitresses had no idea about South Africa, the Zulu people, about Shaka or anything around the theme. They could have worked at McDonalds, the service was poor. I asked the waitress about the wine, and he said “We are not teached about wines here, so honestly I don’t know if it is dry or not.”. Serving wines and food from the other side of the world, the waitress’ should have some knowledge about the story behind, and about the food and wines they’re serving.

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DK
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location, fantastic ambience. Food was very good, as were the cocktails. Server wasn’t sure about the specials that day and missed a trick as didn’t offer optional side dishes, we easily would have ordered two or three, as it was only ordered one between us after the main course arrived. Would definitely return when I’m in that area and would love to go on an evening. Just as a final comment - the toilets were fab! Crocodile skin sinks!!!

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VP
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic decor and food with a great atmosphere. Food was amazing but quite pricey.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and drinks and atmosphere were good however the service was a little slow.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience for our first anniversary staff was lovey the food was amazing Would definitely recommend and would definitely go back

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S
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food was cold for me and not very nice for my girlfriend. The building and surroundings very good. But the bill was well over £100.00 for two and the quality just doesn’t match the price.

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SE
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not a restaurant to visit mid week - it was empty with zero ambiance. I had high expectations and was left wondering why I bothered.

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KA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service, waitress was amazing and remembered who ordered what when serving. Food was delicious, quite an expensive meal but worth it as a treat. Looked amazing inside, quite dark at first so aid for the partially sighted may be needed from relatives until eyes have adjusted.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Need More options on the menu for groupon deal
Cocktails were tasteless

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food and ambience is also amazing. Quite pricey especially the drinks! Service was a bit slow with food for the prices we were paying and it was a birthday. Overall though I’d love to come again for the third time! Amazing venue for celebration.

Shaka Zulu
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for the great rating and I'm pleased to hear that you'll be visiting us again in the future! I regret to hear that there was some delay with your table service, we have taken your comments on board to provide you with a smoother service next time. We have a Happy hour every day and around the clock on Sundays. It'd be fantastic to see you there soon!

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YM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was very mediocre and overpriced, but the venue is outstanding and very impressive. Definately had the WOW factor. I found the food overcooked or cold, imaginatively presented, but just such a shame the kitchen sent out average food. It did not do the ingredients justice. The service was extremely friendly, but not very efficient. A good place to impress on atmosphere, but not on cuisine. Maybe a less discerning guest would enjoy it more.

Shaka Zulu
Responded 5 days ago

Hello there, It's fantastic to hear that you found our venue impressive and that the ambiance was accommodating! I regret to hear that your meal didn't live up to your expectations. We aim to provide excellent quality ,South African cuisine, and thus would have been more than happy to compensate for this anomaly had the issue been addressed with a manager on the night. Thank you for your feedback, your comments will be used to make improvements going forward.

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SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very tasty - the best desserts I ever had in UK (Panna Cotta and Cream Brulé) very beautiful place where to go!!! Absolutely wonderful!

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

Waiter was terrible . Uninterested and made mistakes.
Atmosphere was unique and worth the experience
Food was good
Kind off elt like it didnt know if it wanted to be a night club or a redtautant. Music was more fitting ( african influenced) towards the end than the beginning.
I mean if you go all out in african style do he same in music

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AE
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great experience in Shaka Zulu. Lovely venue, friendly staff and great atmosphere.

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GO
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Fun ambience. Nice to experience it. Food was nice but expected more. Very expensive. Paying for experience rather than excellent food.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The venue it's self is gorgeous and has so much potential.
Our waitress was rude and hardly anyone seemed bothered to have you as their guest. Not much hospitality l. Food was really nice but should make Groupon or package customers aware of smaller menu options.

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HS
London
29 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

On evening it turns into a kind of nightclub so very loud music. Service to be improved. Waiters are to be trained to serve appropriately and be customers focused.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really had a great time here. The service was not too fussy and not casual. We ate from the Shield Menu which was a fixed price and were served with care and efficiency. I had asked for my partners dessert to be decorated as it was his birthday and this was done perfectly and discretely, and with no extra charge. After we ate, we left to go elsewhere then returned to the club with no issues getting back in. Really had a great time here and would definitely recommend.

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lobster was too salty. Vegan food was bland. Lemonade on the non alcoholic drink menu should be moved to alcoholic menu as it contains traces of alcohol. Very disappointed Exotic meats was not on the halal menu. Music was not good. The toilets needs maintaining.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
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 on 19 April 2019
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
3 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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