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Steakhouse, African, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
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Reviewed 28 January 2023

We went to Koolstoof to get some wifi while staying at Marakele National Park and it was an excellent choice. The menu had so many interesting options for local South African food, that it was hard to make a choice, but the oxtail we chose...was one of the best I've ever had!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 10 November 2021

Koolstoof Restaurant is in Thabazimbi town centre and offers great value. The food is great and quality is very good. The staff members are friendly and courteous. This restaurant is highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 27 November 2020 via mobile

Very relaxed and friendly, great food, great service, well priced, really worth a visit. The salad was excellent

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

Koolstoof Thabazimbi relocated to Spitskop Plot 81. Only 3 km from old Koolstoof. The food is delicious and they have amazing coctails! Koolstoof is very kiddies friendly with a beautiful play area and a big blue swimming pool!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

Very friendly and welcoming staff and management. Management goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome, there is a great play area for children so parents can relax while having an amazing dinner. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

We had a nice dinner with friendly staff.... however not for long . the place Will be closed soon. owner opened another restaurantMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Jacques L, Owner at Koolstoof Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Good day yo all our Clients. We would like to inform you we have moved Koolstoof Restaurant 1.1km to Mexicano Restaurant. There is much more to do for the children. Swimming pool plus a play area for them to enjoy. We really hope to see...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Good food the traditional way, even a Sushi shef to make sure the sushi is done the right way. great atmosphere with golden oldies music playing throughout the day

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

My husband took me here for dinner on my birthday after spending the day in Marakele. I ate the best ribs in my life here. They were so incredibly good, royal portions (i had the 400gr which is plenty for one), kind and professional staff...and nice atmosphere. It was not the warmest inside so dress warm in winter.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Really nice food like to would experience in your mothers house. Value for money and great service. Good cocktail menu and bar.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

"If you haven't been at the Koolstoof in Thabazimbi then you haven,t experience Thabazimbi" ...This is the words of my mom. When she comes to visit from Gauteng she always make sure that we work "The Koolstoof Restaurant" into her visit. The place is very...neat and the staff always friendly and fast with the orders. The food are excellent. We as a family always enjoy a relaxing dinner and a fun visit with our love ones at the Koolstoof Restaurant. Thank you to all at Koolstoof for making every visit awesome. We have some family that will soon be coming to visit from overseas and we can not wait to show off our little heaven in Thabazimbi.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Jacques L, Owner at Koolstoof Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Good day. We at Koolstoof Restaurant would like to thank you. Thank you for your visit and cant wait to see you soon again.

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

A very unassuming area with a lovely surprise of a restaurant. Excellent service, menu with much variety, decent size portions, brilliant flavours. We will be back!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Lovely ambience and great food. Staff is friendly and welcoming and very efficient. Milkshakes to die for! Food of top quality and portion size sufficient. Even a buffet lunch on a Sunday very well prepared & served

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The place has a relationship with Maroela Guest Lodge so my dinner was courtesy of the lodge.Its a different place from the norm.Its easy to find,about 2 minute drive from the lodge.They have these stuffed animals,LP's hanging from the ceiling plus pans...a great sushi bar...and a kiddies play area. I had Tbone with pap.A great meal which I enjoyed. When in the area I would like to explore this place a little bit more.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Koolstof on a Monday night. The waitress was super helpful and friendly! They have a very big variety to offer on their menu. Seafood/sushi/chinese/steaks and lots more. We had the marrow bones for starter and it was delicious. For mains we...had steak and chicken chow mein which was also very nice! Dessert we had mousse and rocky road also very tasty. Be aware though that their food is not cheap - but worth it! I would recommend this place to anyone in the area!More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

You can get from tripe to pap and great ribs and really awesome burgers at the restaurant, sit inside or outside great atmosphere and service

Date of visit: October 2016
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Koolstoof Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5