Small Beginnings


About us

NDAWO Yummy is a restaurant concept born of the idea of fusion that brings together experiences combining eclectic yet classic Afro-Euro cuisine, linguistics, dynamic movement through space, soundscapes and the performance arts. We introduce you to alternative interpretations of traditional dishes enjoyed on the African continent and globally too. 

Orally our name expresses as “My Space” in isiZulu; yet it also reads as a patois fusion of isiZulu for place or space with the English synonym for an artisanal, yet delectable dining experience to always come home to. 

This philosophy sits at the core of quest to craft an avant-garde approach to everyday dining. It is our invitation for you to take ownership of our space, make it your own and we hope as well as expect you will give it your own unique expression. 

We are therefore extending you the liberty to redefine, reimagine how you’ve always thought, seen and eaten food.

Our iconic, urbane locale at the corner of Grant Avenue & Nellie Road in Johannesburg’s Norwood suburb further anchors what we assure you will be a homecoming experience at NDAWO Yummy @ the Factory on Grant.  

Key to this experience are the relationships we cultivate with established wine makers, distilleries and master brewers of all beverages. 

In migrating further towards fusion-inspired cuisine, we find creative cultural accompaniment central to this journey. Thus, meals at NDAWO Yummy (your space) are often accompanied by interactive activities and performances such as live music, stand-up comedy, slam poetry/ Spoken Word, Art classes, Quiz and Game shows. 

Come spend your morning or an afternoon, better still an evening perhaps even your entire day in a place defined by breath-taking spaces that offer dynamic movements which takes full advantage of the wonderful climate that we have in this country. 

Meet and interact with new people and old friends in one of the few remaining urban commercial strips in Johannesburg.


Our Mission

Our mission is to make wine and beverage pairings with food more accessible as well as extend them beyond culinary experiences previously thought to be the preserve of a select few. We intend to launch a champagne and wine bar in the near future, which will also be followed by boutique spaces for the enjoyment of whisky, gin and cigar experiences.


Our experienced management works 24/7 to accommodate all your needs and to exceed all your expectations. Our mission is to create a worry-free environment for our diners.


Our young team is obsessed with hospitality and is highly motivated to give you a great experience. Our friendly and professional service team is on hand through out the day for your convenience.




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