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Kilimanjaro Restaurant

$$ - $$$
University City
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4317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2912
+1 215-387-1970
11:00 - 00:00
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Stamford, Connecticut
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191 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the tilapia - served fish eyes and all and the Sengalese chicken. Both were delicious and good portions. Very unassuming place which is part of its charm. Small place and you can BYOB. Also reasonably priced - I highly recommend venturing to this location.

Thank h0ylandm
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

- This restaurant is on 43rd & Chestnut for those familiar with Philadelphia, in Chestnut Plaza. - It is a small restaurant with a capacity of about 20 or so people. - It looks like first come first served. - It's quite clean and would be a place that a foodie and their date would enjoy visiting. - It's cash... More 

Thank iluvgr8tdeals
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I cannot say enough about the deliciousness of their food! I was in town on business and fortunately this was close to my hotel. It is a small restaurant that can certainly get crowded and loud, but it had a vibrant atmosphere. I seemed to be the only diner that wasn't a native of Senegal (based on the conversation I... More 

Thank mrouleau
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at the Kilimanjaro recently. Ambience was good. Food was sumptuous. We had roast lamb, fish, veggies and rice. Everything was cooked to perfection. Great food for the price. Will be back next time.

Thank Chi_Chi2111_11
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this restaurant. The lamb dibi is hands-down the best lamb dish I've ever had. I like this restaurant so much that I've actually planned a trip to Philadelphia just to visit. I live five hours away. It's that seriously delicious. I would have given it five for the food but a two for the bathroom and slow... More 

Thank Lorraine A
Honolulu, Hawaii
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

I absolutely appreciated the food. It was delicious. I had the dibi and fish and they were both lovely. Being from Senegal I know exactly how both of them should taste. The only thing I wasn't happy about was the lack of attention of one of the servers (although super pretty and fine talk lady) who was constantly on her... More 

Thank moyazou
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Have been here twice and food was so delicious both times! Chicken I had last time was super moist! Last time I had the lamb chops which were very good. Make sure you try one of their finger drinks, it was awesome! Next time, I'm going to try their fried fish which I have heard is very popular as well.... More 

Thank Asim L
Newport, NH
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Having lived in Senegal with the Peace Corps, the food brings back great memories for me. The tastes were wonderful and the owners super kind. I will go back to this restaurant every time we visit Philly. It's an easy bus ride too!

Thank SethandAnn
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

I love the food at this restaurant. I eat at this place very often. My starter is the house salad as an appetizer with the house dressing (delicious!). My favorite dish is the Chicken Dibi with brown rice. The prices at this restaurant are a bit higher than other west African restaurants in the area, however I highly recommend the... More 

1 Thank LMM2424
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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282 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

We went to Kilimanjaro at about 8p for dinner on a Thursday evening, and didn't eat until 9p. BUT....the food.was.phenomonal. You know there is someone cooking in the kitchen that has no recipe, but knows how to make spectacular food every single time. You know someone's mom/cousin generationally passed the preparations down the line. You know you are going to... More 

1 Thank lhamilt77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2912
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-387-1970

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