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Karoo kombuis

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18 Doordrift Street, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
+27 23 541 1110
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Herts
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a quaint little place which does not take credit cards and you bring your own alcohol, but we knew that before we went. The menu is the same every night and consists of traditional home-made food. We had bobotie and some chicken. The owners were pleasant and friendly. The price was very reasonable.We enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere.... More 

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Stockholm
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best food in Prince Albert We had a very tasty fishsallad as starter and after that a very good lambleg The restaurant is very small and you have to bring your own bottle A special feeling !

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northants
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106 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu never changes (soup or fish salad, roast lamb, bobotie, chicken pie and occasionally lamb and feta pie, malva pudding) and it's as if you are in someone's house. So small and quaint. But the food is always excellent and the hosts always welcoming. We have been coming for years and always look forward to the experience. You MUST... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

What a great experience! The food was amazing and the atmosphere delicious!!! I would definitely recommend them to people!

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Thank niacheeky
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Wonderful food. Had all three combination - chicken pie, bobotie and roast Karoo lamb - with roast potato, rice and veg. Lekker, lekker, really good food. Quaint extraordinary little place with reality Karoo kitchen offbeat hospitality. If you can't take the heat, best not to get into this kitchen... If you relax into the experience you will simply love it.... More 

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Somerset West.
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Fly back 25 years and you have a crew that look after you in that very special way that SAA did. Quirky yes,Fun Yes.,tasty food yes,great service yes and something so old fashioned and yet so special. Menu has not changed much in 18 years .Why should it .It is traditional excellence. Incredible value.

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Thank Colin W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, authentic Karoo cuisine. Slow cooked Karoo lamb, chicken pie, and bobotie all great. Give it a try when in Prince Albert Well worth it!

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Thank Ashley S
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If authentic, home cooked Karoo food is what you are after, then be sure not to miss the Karoo Kombuis. They are generally fully booked, so be sure to call in advance. Atmosphere is relaxed and the menu is limited, but you will not be disappointed. Remember to take your own wine. Very good value for money.

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Thank Liza C
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The Karoo lamb was out of this world. It was slowly roasted in the oven and the gravy was also delicious. I also loved the lemon pudding. The only downside to my experience was the woman serving me. She was paying a lot of attention to one gentleman she was also serving and was obviously irritated with me when I... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

When you walk into the restaurant, you get the idea that time has stood still for the past 40 years. It is all about the atmosphere, friendliness and not about the food. There are 3 main dishes on the menu (as has been the case for the last 18 years!) sometimes 4 options during winter. I had the bobotie (the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Doordrift Street, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Prince Albert Municipality  >  Prince Albert
  • Phone Number: +27 23 541 1110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?