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Karibu

Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 7005
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
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. Deep Fried Calamari
" grilled calamari were very good."
Bytowner
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2. Safari Platter
"Try the game meat platter for two and some pinotage."
GypsyTraveller94
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3. Lamb Cutlets
"it was definitely the best, most tender piece of meat I've ever had."
Armaity M
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Reviewed yesterday

Diverse range of options, good food and some lovely views out across the marina. If you are looking for authentic African cuisine this is a very good spot to try

Thank barr33
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 May 2018

My wife and I were one of three couples visiting Cape Town for a few days. The first two evenings we ate in restaurants recommended by other friends, including one exclusive seafood place just a stone's throw from Karibu. We were beginning to think the...More

Thank twocranks
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have ordered the chicken schnitzel and it came out great. Amazing restaurant in a beautiful location. There is a large variety of food for all kinds of people. In addition to the professional staff, the dessert selection was great as well. Highly recommend this...More

Thank ajdaka
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the lovely review - we do pride ourselves on our standard of food and service.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely family dinner at Karibu and we were specially accommodated by our server, Trevor. Would definitely recommend this place again! Great authentic African food and fun vibe.

Thank Cecilia113_
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Cecilia Glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed the evening at Karibu - looking forward to seeing you again. Regards Karibu Management

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely night out at the Karibu last night. The restaurant was recomandaded to us and we didn't know what to expect but we didn't got disapointed at all. The food was delicious (we only ate veggie meals) the price was good and...More

Thank ld17974
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the lovely review and glad to hear that you enjoyed the "veggie" meals. We pride ourselves in the professional service provided...

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice place to eat, nice view and atmosphere! The food was good and our serves Mandla was very kind and usefull!

Thank michellestella2018
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Michelle Thanks for the lovely review. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Karibu. Regards Karibu Management

Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is situated in V&A Water Front mall, which our hotel provides hourly shuttle for the hotel guests, so it's easy to reach, even though Uber is super convenient in Cape Town. We tried the 3 smoke meat combo appetizer, which is not on...More

Thank RaymondOC168
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Raymond So glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the appetizers and the game meats - looking forward to hosting you again on your next visit. Regards Karibu management

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had two great nights at Karibu! Absolutely delicious south african food, great place with south african artists who come to the restaurant and sing a few traditional songs and the best service with our server Lisa! She was gorgeous! Very helpful with the menu...More

Thank martinake543
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the lovely review and must say we pride ourselves in the quality of food served and our service. Looking forward to hosting you next time.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First dinner in South Africa and it was awesome! Service of Justin is great!!! Love all the dishes and thank you !

Thank Kimico Z
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review and so glad you enjoyed your time spent at Karibu Restaurant.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great way to start our South Africa trip. The food was traditional and super delicious. Out waiter Stanley was very attentive and nice.

Thank Errol F
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Errol Thanks so much for the review and that you enjoyed your time here at Karibu Restaurant. We are very proud of our level of service and the true traditional food served here. Regards Karibu Management

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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
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Rups13
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
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Lenwen2014
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$150 - US$390
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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