Surrounded by the hustle and bustle in the heart of Sandton, the new bigger venue opened it’s doors at Green park Corner earlier this month.

And with the current global shift to an earlier lifestyle meets entertainment experience, this cosmopolitan and eclectic Restaurant and Lounge is set to attract both local and international patrons, thriving to provide the best experience in a new world.

Rooted in Sandton as a nightlife venue providing the ultimate high end African Music Lounge experience since late 1990’s, this lifestyle business decided to adapt their offering at the end of 2021 by adding a restaurant service to its arsenal.

With a rich heritage of more than two decades, Sankayi Restaurant and Lounge has officially reopened its doors at a brand new premium location, and set to take the Joburg nightlife scene by storm.                     

[divider]THE FOOD[/divider]
Inspired by Mediterranean cuisine infused with various African flavours, the menu is unrivalled.

All meals are curated with local South African ingredients, specifically designed to tease every sensory experience imaginable, where traditional culinary arts are on show. Patrons are invited to come experience African luxury with a touch aesthetics.


[divider]THE MUSIC[/divider]
When it comes to music, Sankayi has everything worked out for you. Since its creation in 1998, Sankayi has made its blueprint as one of the best lounges in Johannesburg  by offering the best musical experience to its patrons.

From Hip-hop, R&B to African, Caribbean, and Latin music. Throw in some Amapiano and the musical spell of our resident DJs will keep you moving to the rhythm while enjoy the vibe.


An endless selection of premium drinks are available at the beautifully styled bar. This includes a huge range of champagnes, cocktails, premium spirits, beers, coolers and ciders.

Sankayi Restaurant and Lounge has a strict no under 23’s policy after 8pm with a Smart Casual dress code that will need to be adhered to.

 The capacity of this premium hangout venue is 300, and offers tailormade options for lavish private and corporate events alike.

             “With the ever changing face of South African nightlife, we are exceptionally happy to officially launch again with a bigger offering in a bigger location. We plan to offer our patrons the full lifestyle experience” stated founding owner and frontman Guy-Stéphane Mwamba, ” At Sankayi Restaurant and Lounge, we offer some of the best South African culinary treats, drink from a long selection of drinks while listening to the best African music! What more do you need?”


ADDRESS                              Green Park Corner Lower Road corner, W Rd, Morningside,

OPERATING TIMES             Tuesday – Saturday
4pm – LATE

BOOKINGS                            +27 63 100 1232 / +27 62 774 5273 /

Stay tuned to their social media handles to get the latest updates and find out how you can be a part of this premium experience.

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