Shaka Zulu

African Restaurant and Bar
Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, Greater London, NW1 8AB, United Kingdom
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 4:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
£ £ £ £
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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Based on 101 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Dishes include Seared Ostrich, Marinated Springbok & Kangaroo Lamb.(3 Tips)
    Jason H.
    authentic South African restaurant with a great menu.(4 Tips)
    Ess E.
    steak with peri-peri fries and the koeksisters!!(2 Tips)
    Jonathan N.
    Dom pedro at 7.50 is better value than the 9.00 cocktails!(5 Tips)
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51 tips. Filter by taste:

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  • ostrich
  • springbok
  • koeksisters
  • live music
  • chef's tables
  • good for groups
  • tasting menu
  • steak
  • stylish
  • smoked salmon
  • cocktails
  • authentic
  • chargrilled chicken
  • french fries
  • creamed spinach
  • soft shell crabs
  • dancing
  • cozy
  • spring rolls
  • ham
  • Gabrielle R.

    You can read a review of the club here: Read more

    Gabrielle Richards · 3 days ago
  • Anastasiya L.

    Nice play to celebrate an occasion, good music

  • 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
  • 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
  • Chou

    Bit over the top.

    Chou · December 21, 2014
  • Krister L.

    Live music, decor, service

    Krister Laitinen · November 27, 2014
  • Kaylie M.

    Take the time to walk around the place, it's interesting.

    Kaylie McKelvey · October 30, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 7161440

    Хороший ресторан. Большой выбор блюд. Вкусная еда.

    7161440 · October 10, 2014
  • 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
  • Delia L.

    Worth having a cocktail at least to check the mind blowing decoration

    Delia Laurent · August 10, 2014
  • La Dolce Vita

    South Africa (Around the World in London)

    La Dolce Vita · June 28, 2014
  • Pauline M.

    The ham and wildebeest starter os amazing. The kingklip was divine. Well worth the price!

    Pauline Makonese · May 15, 2014
  • 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
  • Jon S.

    Book Shaka Zulu click here

    Jon Scales · November 19, 2013
  • Tom F.

    Try the ostrich and zebra it's amazing

    Tom Fletcher · October 11, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Selcan b.

    Great ambiance with great food. Crocodile cigars is a good experience. Oro dragon is also perfect

    Selcan babur · August 11, 2013
  • 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
  • Frederic P.

    It is all about drama but behind it there isn't much.

    Frederic Piret · July 28, 2013
  • 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
  • Federica D.

    Overpriced and kitsch. The Cappuccino creme brûlée is a pleasant surprise.

    Federica De Dominicis · March 4, 2013
  • Marilize S.

    Try the Springbok carpaccio - Melt in the mouth

    Marilize Sage · October 27, 2012
  • Marilize S.

    Try the Rooibos Smoked Salmon - Gorgeous!

    Marilize Sage · October 27, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    I love Shaka Zulu! You will be amazed to see hand-carved African carvings covering all walls! · December 17, 2011
  • @JaumePrimero

    Give this restaurant a try, shake things up a bit in your culinary routine. The food is excellent!

    @JaumePrimero · December 1, 2011
  • Adam Q.

    Phenomenal decor but get a discount voucher first as the food is a little expensive, good but expensive!

    Adam QR. · November 15, 2011
  • Marcel B.

    TERRIBLE!!! DO NOT GO! Read more

    Marcel Boast · October 18, 2011
  • 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
  • Voucher C. 20th July £60 vouchers on sale per person for just £30!!

    Voucher Choice · July 14, 2011
  • Lubna H.

    Great live band and cocktails

    Lubna Hammoud-Seago · May 22, 2011
  • Stephanie Z.


    Stephanie Zhu · May 15, 2011
  • 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
  • CeeJay M.

    Place sucks ass bartenders suck great environment though besides all the stuck up women

    CeeJay Millhone · March 13, 2011
  • BarSecurity

    Eat biiltong

    BarSecurity · February 19, 2011
  • Ess E.

    Try the soft shell crabs, steak with peri-peri fries and the koeksisters!!

    Ess El Arr · February 18, 2011
  • Jonathan N.

    Dom pedro at 7.50 is better value than the 9.00 cocktails!

    Jonathan Nish · January 7, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Matt D.

    Free wifi in here - also Mini-Me may be sighted... He was dining when I went!!

    Matt Dean · September 27, 2010
  • Russ C.

    The koeksisters are amazing. The dom pedros were disappointing.

    Russ C · September 22, 2010

    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 · September 20, 2010

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