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Emazulwini Restaurant


Amazing 6-course set menu

Emazulwini Restaurant

9,2 (15 reviews)

Amazing 6-course set menu R350

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Restaurant Week
Amazing 6-course set menu

Would you like to enjoy a culinary and affordable lunch or dinner during the Restaurant Week?

Emazulwini Restaurant serves an amazing 6-course set menu during Restaurant Week.

Don't miss this chance to discover Emazulwini Restaurant and try their delicious lunch & dinner menu for only R350.

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Please note: Seats are limited. Only online bookings will be accepted.

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Restaurant Week Menu

Small Plates

Mealie Bread with butter

Mealie custard, roasted mealies, herb emulsion and maize meal cracker

Inkukhu Namanqina
Chicken feet terrine with onion mayo, fresh tomatoes and brown vinegar jellies

Chicken gizzard patty with spinach salad and chicken veloute

Ubhontsisi Nezinkobe
Lamb stew with sugar beans and mealies

Uphuthu Namasi
Maize cake with whey jelly, whey caramel, amasi ice cream and puffed mealie rice

6-Course Set Menu - R350

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What 15 people say about Emazulwini Restaurant

9.2 Based on 15 reviews.
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10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Progressive african cuisine. Epic chef with authentic Ubuntu. Loved every did. Recommend you try this hidden gem.

Lerato Ribisi at 16 October 2021

8.7 Cuisine 8 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 8

Fantastic, each course better than the previous one. Izingila were a bit too salty for me though, but overall an enjoyable experience.

Phathiwe Keti at 02 October 2021

8.7 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 6

The place was hard to find but once I got there I received a lovely welcome from faith and she attended to my every need. The good was out of this world , they took meals I thought I had a good grasp on and blew my mind. I would recommend Emazulwini to anyone.The atmosphere needs a boost maybe some soft music just to keep you company while you wait and fill the room with good vibes.

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Karabo Moloi at 08 May 2021

"Interesting take on IsiZulu food"
9.3 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 8

Something new for everyone to try. Isijingi and Amabele desserts were incredible!

Gale Shabangu at 03 May 2021

7.7 Cuisine 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 5

Excellent and interesting food

Vegard Isaksen at 02 May 2021

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Makers Landing The Cruise Terminal, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront 8001 Cape Town

About Emazulwini Restaurant

Cuisine: Fine Dining

Emazulwini is a modern Zulu inspired restaurant which seeks to celebrate and showcase Nguni cuisine and South African ingredients.

Mmabatho Molefe runs the tiny harbour-facing restaurant called Emazulwini. Molefe was retrenched from Salsify At The Roundhouse during lockdown. With previous experience at Aubergine, she has used her skills to present traditional Zulu cuisine in a fine dining context. With her breakthrough restaurant Emazulwini (meaning ‘heaven’ in Zulu), she’s introducing Zulu dishes in completely unexpected ways to Makers Landing.

This inspired Mmabatho to reflect on her own Zulu upbringing in KwaZulu-Natal, and experiment with recipes that could represent the food she was raised eating, but with modern techniques and novel ways of presentation. The intimate space at Emazulwini affords diners the opportunity to taste dishes such as ox tongue in different preparations of tomato, isijingi (a sweet pumpkin porridge with orange caramel, roasted pumpkin and cinnamon), and an amasi (sour milk) dessert made with uphuthu (pap) and whey caramel.

“I want people to let go of their previous apprehensions, try new things, and hopefully change their minds about these Zulu-inspired dishes,” she says. Although cooking and serving cultural foods differently to how they are traditionally done, she has ensured that the flavours remain true to the original. “Usually Zulu cuisine is slow-cooked and braised, and all the flavour gets left in the liquid,” she says, “so I’m just preparing it slightly differently. It doesn’t have to be brown, heavy food. I’m adding fresh components, so that people are more inclined to try it.”

By delving into Zulu history and traditions in her quest to honour her heritage, Mmabatho is sharing her culture through the art of cooking, creating a contemporary appreciation for Zulu cuisine .

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