Emazulwini Restaurant

Makers Landing, The Cruise Terminal, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 8001
$$$$$ African

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Makers Landing, The Cruise Terminal, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 8001
  • Cuisine: African | Desserts | Haute |
  • Cost: | Very Expensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Unknown
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot | Underground Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Cash | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0732927441
  • Features: Ocean View, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu,
  • Occasion: Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Thursday Lunch 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Pre Weekend Dinner noon - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday
Weekend Celebration noon - 9 p.m.
Sunday
Sunday Funday noon - 5 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.9 out of 5 stars based on 162 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 15, 2022
LE ROUX V.
As usual we had an exquisite dining experience at Emazulwini! I treated a long time friend and domestic goddess for lunch with her friend and it was superb. Thank you so much !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2022
Liezel S.
What a wonderful culinary exploration! Loved every bite!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 05, 2022
Gosiame K.
Overall - great experience! The team at Emazulweni were amazing hosts and the food was top tier!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 31, 2022
Warren K.
Emazulwini is one of our favourite restaurants. My wife and I love the food that chef Mmabatho prepares. You can see that she pours her heart into her food. Always a special experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 17, 2022
Akin M.
The Chef served us directly. Spoke to each dish and how it came to be. Beautiful people, beautiful food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 12, 2022
Johan V.
Highly recommended. A wonderful re-imagination of traditional South African cuisine, beautifully presented by a chef that is both humble and proud of her work.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 09, 2022
Ute K.
This is a hidden gem. The food was delectable and beautifully presented. The starters (mealie bread bun and mealie custard) and desserts (the amasi and the maltabella icecream dishes) were totally delicious. The chicken gizzard patty and lamb stew could both have had a little less salt for our taste. Super friendly service and we even could order in beers from the nearby brewery. The "Very Expensive" rating is not justified, this restaurant is great value for money. It's a fine dining experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 07, 2021
Zayaan B.
Wonderful and welcoming experience, delicious food, friendly, warm and lovely staff! I will be back :) It was my birthday and they surprised me too, making it extra special!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 30, 2021
Joern L.
Fantastic food. Very friendly. Nicely decorated and view on the harbour. Very recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2021
Ariane d.
We had a great experience at Emazulwini. The food is excellent and creative and the service was kind!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2021
Bianca F.
Always a wonderful experience :) great service from Faith and the food is always delicious and beautiful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2021
Tracy I.
Delicious food thank you so much Chef Mmabatho! I wish you all the success to have a restaurant in Bree street one day!!! First time trying contemporary zulu cuisine and it was made with so much love, passion and care! I will definitely spread the word for people to try this little piece of heaven!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 11, 2021
Palesa M.
Excellent service and hospitality. Faith literally makes the place. The food itself is outstanding! Thank you for this offering of traditional food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 20, 2021
Keletso M.
This establishment is a hidden gem. Exceptional food, great value.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2022
Harley E.
Underappreciated gem that offer genuine South African food at a great price. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 01, 2022
Jutta L.
It was a wonderful experience with a perfect and very authentic food. We enjoyed it very much and would like to say thank you so much to Mmabtho. We will come back and recommend this restaurant to all our friends!

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 27, 2021
Nomfundo Vanessa L.
What an amazing experience, LOOOOOVEEED the food!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 29, 2021
Veronique O.
We order the 5 course menu to get the chance to try every dishes... What a great dinner... All the courses were delicatly prepared and plated, delivered to us with all the explaination on the composition and ingredients. They were very accomodation on some of dietary requirments we had... Amazing food and amazing story behind this restaurant. Go there to support them and experience a touch of Modern Africa...

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 22, 2021
Nyasha M.
Those this tiny restaurant. It may be small but the food, service and overall experience packs a serious punch. Will definitely be back

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 22, 2022
Lesego N.
A more private space, and more wine options would perfect this already wonderful restaurant. A true gem, we’ll definitely be back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2021
Lucky S.
Overall an amazing experience with improvements here and there , I would definitely recommend