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Shaka Zulu

African Restaurant and Bar · Primrose Hill
Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, Greater London, NW1 8AB, United Kingdom
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–3:00 AM
Price:
££££
Menus:
Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
6.9/10

Based on 140 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    Tom F.
    "Try the ostrich and zebra it's amazing"(5 Tips)
    Jason H.
    "authentic South African restaurant with a great menu."(4 Tips)
    Marilize S.
    "Try the Springbok carpaccio - Melt in the mouth"(3 Tips)
    Mike F.
    "very eclectic selection"(2 Tips)
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  • ostrich
  • springbok
  • south african
  • steak
  • lively
  • cocktails
  • good for groups
  • live music
  • good for dates
  • authentic
  • stylish
  • cozy
  • chargrilled chicken
  • french fries
  • soft shell crabs
  • cheese salad
  • fancy
  • dancing
  • lobster
  • healthy food
  • Dani S.
    Unique African decor and gourmet meals. Expensive but you pay for the high quality meals and experience.
    Dani Szy · April 10
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  • Helen M.
    Great steak and even better cocktails. Way too expensive though
    Helen M-J · April 1
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  • Luc 🚀🚀🚀 P.
    Great food (though small portions), magnificent atmosphere with happenings, hasty service which could improve. I ll come back soon!
    Luc 🚀🚀🚀 Paint · December 15, 2015
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  • Zyber V.
    £20 entry with guest list after 9pm, £2 cloak room, drinks are expensive and it ends at 2am...
    Zyber Vix · November 29, 2015
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  • Capital A.
    Located in Camden Stables market, the Shaka Zulu guestlist has returned after a 5.5 million spend to introduce an extravagant bar and restaurant that has taken over its neighbour Gilgamesh. With... Read more
    Capital Alist · October 21, 2015
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  • Velvet P.
    Shazka Zulu is without doubt absolutely one of the most stunning venues in London at this moment With the entrance taking you into this giant clubbing experience via an escalator you are greeted... Read more
    Velvet PR · October 21, 2015
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  • Alev Ç.
    Very kind and helpful staff, amazing decoration, delicious steak. Very pleased.
    Alev Çay Akcoş · October 9, 2015
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  • Mic S.
    Lovely interior! Food is amazing!
    Mic S · July 27, 2015
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  • Aqua G.
    SA restaurant in the middle of Camden. Expensive but nice atmosphere.
    Aqua Girl · July 1, 2015
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  • Gabrielle R.
    You can read a review of the club here: Read more
    Gabrielle Richards · May 29, 2015
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  • Anastasiya L.
    Nice play to celebrate an occasion, good music
    Anastasiya Lyamina · April 7, 2015
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  • Daniel L.
    Can't speak for what it's like in the day time but it's pretty amazing at night, £15 entry fee after 22.30 though.
    Daniel Ley · February 22, 2015
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  • Lydia B.
    You could get lost in this place. You can go for food or for a drink. Not cheap so unless you have the money, plan another venue for later.
    Lydia Berkennou · January 27, 2015
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  • Chou
    Bit over the top.
    Chou · December 21, 2014
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  • Krister L.
    Live music, decor, service
    Krister Laitinen · November 27, 2014
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  • Kaylie M.
    Take the time to walk around the place, it's interesting.
    Kaylie McKelvey · October 30, 2014
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  • CapitalAList
    Located in Camden Stables market, the Shaka Zulu nightclub has returned after a 5.5 million spend to introduce an extravagant bar and restaurant that has taken over its neighbour Gilgamesh... Read more
    CapitalAList · October 24, 2014
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  • Natalija T.
    Springbok and ostrich were amazing! Zebra was a bit chewy but that's expected. We had 50% off, otherwise it's quite overpriced. Nice decor and good for large groups
    Natalija Trestina · October 16, 2014
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  • Jason H.
    Incredibly expensive but a really good and authentic South African restaurant with a great menu. Evening dances are awesome to watch and it's perfect for large parties.
    Jason Hirst · August 29, 2014
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  • Delia L.
    Worth having a cocktail at least to check the mind blowing decoration
    Delia Laurent · August 10, 2014
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  • La Dolce Vita
    South Africa (Around the World in London)
    La Dolce Vita · June 28, 2014
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  • Pauline M.
    The ham and wildebeest starter os amazing. The kingklip was divine. Well worth the price!
    Pauline Makonese · May 15, 2014
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  • Dani S.
    Pretty average food, not very South African at all. Looks fancy but food doesn't live up to it at all.
    Dani S. · April 6, 2014
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  • Jon S.
    Book Shaka Zulu click here http://velvet-pr.com/guestlists/shaka-zulu/
    Jon Scales · November 19, 2013
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  • Tom F.
    Try the ostrich and zebra it's amazing
    Tom Fletcher · October 11, 2013
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  • Abhilasha P.
    Tried the crocodile spring rolls (starters). Not bad. Try them if you're scared of being too adventurous! Taste like chicken/ lamb.
    Abhilasha Punj · September 20, 2013
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  • Ivor-John R.
    Amazing atmosphere- the Bar Menu treats are better than the official menu. Take a Taste Card and look out for happy hour booze specials
    Ivor-John Ross · September 1, 2013
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  • Selcan b.
    Great ambiance with great food. Crocodile cigars is a good experience. Oro dragon is also perfect
    Selcan babur · August 11, 2013
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  • Mei S.
    Stylish and amazing ambiance. Food is hit and miss, drinks pricey if not happy hour. But go if you want a night of good music & dancing into the early hours of the morning.
    Mei Suen · August 9, 2013
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  • Frederic P.
    It is all about drama but behind it there isn't much.
    Frederic Piret · July 28, 2013
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  • Mike F.
    The music in here is second to none. A very eclectic selection of African influenced music played as well.
    Mike Fadunmoye · June 16, 2013
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  • Federica D.
    Overpriced and kitsch. The Cappuccino creme brûlée is a pleasant surprise.
    Federica De Dominicis · March 4, 2013
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  • Marilize S.
    Try the Springbok carpaccio - Melt in the mouth
    Marilize Sage · October 27, 2012
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  • Marilize S.
    Try the Rooibos Smoked Salmon - Gorgeous!
    Marilize Sage · October 27, 2012
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  • Orin W.
    Shaka Zulu was ok at best. Food was ok too. We got moved along from our table shortly after eating as it all descended into a strange multistory club. Good for a lads night...
    Orin Wilson · July 23, 2012
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  • David R.
    There's nothing authentic about this OTT, South African themed bar, it's as real as Las Vegas. Expensive and underwheming. Avoid.
    David R · June 17, 2012
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  • The Guardian
    "Our critic ventures into a vast, over-the-top South African-themed restaurant in Camden. What could possibly go wrong?..." Read more
    The Guardian · April 25, 2012
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  • @JaumePrimero
    Give this restaurant a try, shake things up a bit in your culinary routine. The food is excellent!
    @JaumePrimero · December 1, 2011
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  • Adam Q.
    Phenomenal decor but get a discount voucher first as the food is a little expensive, good but expensive!
    Adam Q · November 15, 2011
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  • Marcel B.
    TERRIBLE!!! DO NOT GO! Read more
    Marcel Boast · October 18, 2011
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  • Victoria H.
    Took my kids here for lunch and they loved it, the decor is every part as delicious as the food. Heavenly
    Victoria Hinds · July 30, 2011
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  • Voucher C.
    www.voucherchoice.com 20th July £60 vouchers on sale per person for just £30!!
    Voucher Choice · July 14, 2011
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  • Lubna H.
    Great live band and cocktails
    Lubna Hammoud-Seago · May 22, 2011
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  • Stephanie Z.
    Escalators??!
    Stephanie Zhu · May 15, 2011
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  • Audrey B.
    Amazing Deco!!! Club is nice but restaurant is better to enjoy and really get the atmosphere of the place.
    Audrey BRUISSON · March 23, 2011
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  • CeeJay M.
    Place sucks ass bartenders suck great environment though besides all the stuck up women
    CeeJay Millhone · March 13, 2011
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  • BarSecurity
    Eat biiltong
    BarSecurity · February 19, 2011
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  • Ess E.
    Try the soft shell crabs, steak with peri-peri fries and the koeksisters!!
    Ess El Arr · February 18, 2011
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  • Jonathan N.
    Dom pedro at 7.50 is better value than the 9.00 cocktails!
    Jonathan Nish · January 7, 2011
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  • Karl G.
    Interesting place, but just far too big to be taken seriously. The foods not bad but a little overpriced and service is a tad lazy. Good for a cool cocktail on a bar crawl though.
    Karl Gilbert · January 3, 2011
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  • MyVillage London
    Surprisingly big venue that is full with gigantic South African decor, a large dancefloor and escalators between the top and bottom levels! Check out Shaka Zulu's MyVillage page for more reviews. Read more
    MyVillage London · January 2, 2011
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  • Bhavini P.
    We went to the Bar area. Poor service, took 20 minutes for someone to take our drinks order, another 30 mins for 4 cocktails and we felt rushed as they gave our bill to us as soon as we'd got our drin
    Bhavini Parmar · November 26, 2010
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  • Jo A.
    The ostrich carpaccio is amazing but the ostrich from the Braai section is to die for!! Don't go there when is too busy as you will wait a bit more and service won't be as good and personal.
    Jo Areias · November 9, 2010
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  • Thrillist
    True royalty abscond to the members-only King's Club with its VIP hospitality and preferential access to the Chef's Table for multi-course, wine-matched tasting menus hosted by the head chef himself. Read more
    Thrillist · October 25, 2010
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  • Matt D.
    Free wifi in here - also Mini-Me may be sighted... He was dining when I went!!
    Matt Dean · September 27, 2010
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  • Russ C.
    The koeksisters are amazing. The dom pedros were disappointing.
    Russ C · September 22, 2010
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  • Metro.co.uk
    Shaka Zulu cost a terrifying £5.5 million, but most of the dishes are as bland and underwhelming as the surroundings are bananas. Metro gave it 2 out of 5 Stars. Read more
    Metro.co.uk · September 20, 2010
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  • AskMen
    Shaka Zulu will offer diners a taste of Africa right in the middle of Camden. Dishes include Seared Ostrich, Marinated Springbok & Kangaroo Lamb. The best bit is that everything will be done outdoors. Read more
    AskMen · June 7, 2010
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  • Rafa C.
    La coctelería y el lugar es como estar en África hay show
    Rafa Casillas · December 4, 2015
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  • Rafa C.
    En el barrio de camden escondido puedes disfrutar de este restaurante enigmático h ecléctico, las bebidas excelentes y la carne una delicia, vale la pena visitarlo, a 3 cuadras de la estación camden
    Rafa Casillas · December 4, 2015
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  • Gulden İ.
    Harikaa bir mekan,görsel olarak muhteşemm,damak tadımıza uygun olmasada görmeye değer,tam bir afrika esintisi yaşatılmış👍👍
    Gulden İlkay · July 4, 2015
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  • 7161440
    Хороший ресторан. Большой выбор блюд. Вкусная еда.
    7161440 · October 10, 2014
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