This place has really great food! I have never had Zimbabwean food before, but it was amazing. The owner stopped by our table to see how we were enjoying the food and it turns out that he built all of the furniture himself in the entire restaurant! It was really nice to talk with him for a bit and find out the story behind the restaurant. The service was great and the food was the best comfort food ever. I will definitely be going back the next time I am in the Durham area.
May 12, 2019
Outstanding meal from only Zimbabwean restaurant nearby. We tried a wide assortment of vegetarian sides to share and everyone enjoyed everything! Highlights were chakalaka (smoky sweet, little bit spicy beans), greens with peanut butter flavoring, and curry fried cabbage. One of our party said the veggie samosas were the best thing she ever ate, and I can see why. Quite different and delicious. Update: Went for mother's day buffet...perfect! Plus, moms got a hand-decorated chocolate covered strawberry.
Apr 18, 2019
I've been in the area for a while, and one of the things I've felt was missing whenever I tried a new restaurant is HEARTINESS. I often feel like I've eaten, but rarely belly-rubbing content.
My first stop at Zweli's for lunch today took care of that. Simple, fresh, spicy food that left my belly very happy. The chakalaka is delicious and the collards (with peanut butter and spices... It works together so well) are incredible!
Apr 4, 2019
We loved our lunch here. This place has a friendly atmosphere and a good feel. I highly recommend the samosas, both beef and vegetable which were delicious, the oxtail was superb also, cooked in a richly flavoured sauce. Our server let us try all of the sides before choosing. Will come again.
Jun 4, 2019
Visited as a party of 3. Ordered oxtail meal, chicken meal, and chicken sandwich meal. The portions are large. Everything was served hot and fresh. The oxtails were tasty!!! The peanut butter rice bites were a new experience- loved them with the curry cabbage. Loved the chakalaka, sadza, and made to perfection chicken. The chicken sandwich was tasty. The ambiance speaks to your soul. Customer service was on point - very polite, attentive, and efficient. The owners were very humble. The place is spotless. Perfect for date night.
Jul 7, 2019
Delicious. Nice ambiance. No ideal this little gem was in this shopping center. Great flavors. The chicken was moist and mildly spicy and ended with a fruity note. The curry cabbage was just delicious. I look forward to going back.
Jul 2, 2019
Amazing food, service, and people. Every single item we had was “oh my gosh this is so good” good. Get the oxtails..you won’t regret it.
Jun 28, 2019
This is my first ever Google review but I felt compelled. We had the best meal here! Such a good find. The food was delicious and the service was incredible. We ordered so much off the menu. The chakalaka (beans) were delicious, ox tail was on point, the veggie samosas were so good. They’ve been in biz one year and are promoting random acts of kindness as their one year anniversary and are feeding 1,000 ppl in Durham. The owners were so humble and gracious. Will definitely be back!!
Aug 6, 2019
Delicious! I've never had Zimbabwe inspired food before, so this was exciting. Everything was nicely spiced, but fair warning if you can't handle heat. The samosas were particularly satisfying. Extensive vegetarian and vegan options. My server was very attentive and kind
Sep 9, 2019
The chicken here was absolutely too die for! I can't wait to go back! My only thoughts are that I felt the portions were a little small and it was a tad bit expensive. That being said, I will be back because the taste was worth the price!
Aug 12, 2019
Wonderful place. Staff was very friendly and made me feel very welcome. They answered all my questions about the ingredients and even allowed me to taste some items before ordering. Food was great. I will be back.
Eric James Flonominal Crompton
Sep 24, 2019
Absolutely amazing food. Taste profiles to die for. Great service. Will be back very soon
Oct 24, 2019
Welcome back to the '50s. Grinnell's decor and menu take you back to a different time and place. However, that's not a criticism. The execution is excellent, with professional service and great food. The menu is typical of the Italian restaurant of the past. Pasta, chicken, veal, seafood, etc. There is also a pretty good wine list.
Nov 8, 2019
Great food for a new experience or a past memory. My wife and I were married in Jamaca, this great food brought back fond memories. The service was also excellent.
Nov 16, 2019
I have never had Zimbabwe food but I'll tell you this one be my last. This place is out of the world good. Everything was on point. Must visit if in the area.