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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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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came into an empty restaurant, ordered the rump and chicken breyani. Rice in the breyani was terrible and tasted like it was just defrosted. The waitress was not happy when we complained, nevertheless she took it away and we ordered another rump med to well, which came rare. This time I asked for the manager, Wikus, a real nasty piece... More 

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1 Thank Tyrone P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Accommodated 6 of us on a busy night, so did well on that, though we had a table at the very end, so no views for us. Food was all right, good choice of specialties, but we have found better places to eat on the Waterfront subsequently.

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Thank pgabo
Portree, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Karibu Restaurant offered us a table overlooking the inner harbour at the Waterfront empty when we arrived for an early dinner at 17.45 hrs and with views of the Waterside Cape Town Wheel we watched the sun go down with the backdrop of Table Mountain. Quite spectacular and a lovely location. We ate salad starters- Fynbos and Victoria - both... More 

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Thank Tim M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the biltong Salad which was absolutely delicious. Flavorsome with very friendly service. The prices are pretty average considering the location and setting. On cool Cape Town evenings you are given a fleece blanket to keep warm while enjoying your meal. Highly recommended Edk

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Thank 108erenayd
Maputo, Mozambique
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144 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From outside it looks like an real African restaurant, and we were looking for different meals so we went to Karibu. Looking at menu it doesn't have so different options when compared with other local restaurants. Food was without flavor, nothing special and my chicken schnitzel came full of oil. Staff were nice but they were not interested to pay... More 

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1 Thank msgoliveira
Belgium
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is delicious. Our first lunch in Cape Town and since then our food expectations are always high. I highly recommend it

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Thank L R
Tokyo, Japan
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place and the people are lovely so is the atmosphere and singing but the food was served cold which is a shame as it tasted lovely and cooked to almost perfection so I don't know whether my waiter forgot or there's no hot plate plus we couldn't understand each other so I gave up in the end not a... More 

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1 Thank Mark W
Stroud, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here on spec and the experience exceeded my expectations. Firstly the service was superb, our waiter Justin was A1 in every sense and gave us good suggestions and contributed greatly to the experience. The food was fabulous we had four different starters and four different mains which were brimmed with flavours, presented excellently and tasted great. Busy location... More 

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Thank Steve B
North Reading, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is on the waterfront & has a big selection of game meats: Zebra, Ostrich, Kudu, etc. They also had an accapella group perform who were really talented. Great wine selection as well.

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Thank Kim W
Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hearty food. Beautiful setting and friendly staff. Blankets provided to the customers who chose outside tables on chilly days. Would not consider the menu fine dining though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?