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Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 7005
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Karibu
1. Lamb Shank
"I loved the flavours and choices on the menu here."
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2. Oxtail
"The meal melted in my mouth. Well seasoned with a hint of wine"
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3. Creme Brulee
"the crème brulée was extraordinary"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've eaten at Karibu many times. The meat dishes are sublime, Oxtail and lamb shank are unbeaten by any other restaurant in South Africa! My absolute favourite starter has to be the mussle pot, the Chef knows his business and you can actually taste the...More

Thank Gene L
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were there in November 2017 and it was a memorable culinary experience. We ordered game meat platter consisting of impala, springbok, kudu, rump steak, ostrich and warthog plus two glasses of Pinotage wine as well as plate of dessert for only around R950 or...More

Thank Richsi
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an excellent experience tonight at this restaurant. The service received from Ashley was awesome and the food was of the best I ever tasted whilst dining out. I will definitely bring my family back here and can recommend this to all interested

Thank Gustav V
Reviewed 3 days ago

truly authentic good food- excellent attention to detail by staff. lamb shank to die for ! will definitely be back. again and again and again

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the meal, but the excellent service is what made my night! Daniel was my waiter and he was both quick and friendly at all times. I recommend visiting Karibu and asking for him to serve you specifically. Thanks...More

Thank Chantel71
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great Food, Great Service!! Newly renovated space is tastefully decorated and gives one a lovely ambient and relaxed dining experience.

Thank justbeau
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nigel took fantastic care of us. Once I told him I was interested in a dry red wine, he brought two glasses to taste. Dined on savory ostrich fillet with putu and chakalaka. Nigel asked about our travels and home. He made the evening even...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our group had dinner here on the day we arrived in Cape Town. We were staying at the Table Bay so just walked here through the mall without having to go outside. Restaurant has South African cuisine although we ordered off a customized menu so...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is delicious 👌🏿Nigel was the best host ever, will come back when in the mother city. We felt at home, great vibe and hospitality.

Thank Sbu K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely quality meal served by friendly knowledgeable staff. A variety of South African meats and fish all beautifully presented. Great location, outside tables had views of Table Mountain and the harbour. Great value for money, we have paid twice as much for similar meals by...More

Thank SRhornsea
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Questions & Answers
Lora V
15 October 2017|
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Response from KaribuRestaurant | Property representative |
Good Morning. Thank you for the mail. We have an extensive A La Carte menu as well as set menus. If you go onto our website you can view our menu. kariburestaurant Kind Regards Karibu
1 August 2017|
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Response from KaribuRestaurant | Property representative |
Dear Rups13, Kindly let us know when you are going to be in Cape Town and we will then arrange face painting for your children at our restaurant. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Kindest regards, Yulia Karibu... More
28 November 2016|
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Response from KaribuRestaurant | Property representative |
Good Afternoon. We are serving our usual great A La Carte menu on Christmas day, the only time we have a special menu is on New Years Eve. Kind Regards Jamie Rowntree Exec Chef
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 7005
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We are a Truly South African Restaurant situated in the World Class V & A Waterfront. We serve traditional unpretentious good South African cuisine to international guests and locals alike.
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