A restaurant is a good spot for a date, a business meeting, or a silent dinner with a visiting cousin whom you don't know that well. Share a meal with a loved one or liked one with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for two vouchers, each valid for $15 worth of South African food (a $30 total value)
- $30 for four vouchers, each valid for $15 worth of South African food (a $60 total value)
The menu includes bunny chow, a curry bread bowl with beans ($8) or chicken ($8.50), Vetkoek, a vegetarian deep-fried bread and beans curry ($6.50), and a Durban fish curry roti wrap ($8).
Amawele's South African Kitchen
In their native South Africa, Pamela and Wendy Michaelson's friends agreed on a simple solution to telling the identical sisters apart—they just called them both “Amawele,” the Zulu word for “twins.” Now that they live in San Francisco, the Michaelsons and their mother Nadia “Mama Wele” Drew serve up the multicultural cuisine of their homeland at the restaurant they named “Amawele.” South African food draws on indigenous traditions such as Khoisan, Xhosa, and Zulu cuisine, and colonial influences from English, Indian, and Dutch cooking. The result is a sour, spicy, complex food literally stuffed with flavor.
The frikadella slap chip roll—singled out by San Francisco Weekly's Pete Kane—features South African meatballs crammed with mint, green peppers, fennel, lavender, basil, and thyme. Much of the menu skews towards vegetarian dishes, such as the Malaysian quinoa plate, but consummate carnivores can dig into meaty options such as the vetkoek and mince curry, made with deep-fried bread and ground beef, or the curry roti wraps crammed with chicken or fish.
101 Spear St.
San Francisco, California 94105