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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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. Death By Chocolate
" Their signature dessert Death by Chocolate was beautifully presented "
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2. Oxtail
" Oxtail and lamb shank are unbeaten by any other restaurant "
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3. Safari Platter
"This place bought the jungle to me in a most exquisite setting."
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here twice in our short stay in Cape Town and both times we had excellent food and service. Friendly and welcoming, worth a visit.

Thank Heidi A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our first night in South Africa dinner at Karibu, a Lovely wharf restaurant near the Ferris Wheel on the Victoria Wharf. Our server, Memory, was wonderful as she detailed the dishes we should try for a real taste of South Africa. We started...More

Thank Kathleen N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Typical South African cuisine. I would like to emphasize that the service was very friendly and competent. Especially Sibongile is a waitress who knows her business well. She led us through a nice dinner and taught us some things about traditional African food. Thank you...More

Thank Niklas O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed our meal and night out during our recent Cape Town visit (from UK) Nigel our waiter was great - good sense of humour and knowledgeable about food and range of wines. We tasted meat we hadn't tried before and enjoyed the experience -...More

Thank dssrobbo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very friendly and accommodating to reserve table outside but it was a little busy from passers by. Our friends ate inside another night and said it was better. Reasonable value for Waterfront and a good menu selection. Karou lamb a little overdone, I’d asked for...More

Thank Jan8134
Reviewed 4 days ago

Two couples who had disembarked from a cruise ship that morning were interested in trying some meats that one does not often get outside South Africa. We made a reservation for an outside table and were very pleased when we were shown to a table...More

Thank ebigmac
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Here in Cape Town for 6 weeks and decided to try here as South African food! The accommodated a booking in advance (2 hours before) seat was ok, the atmosphere and the ambience remind me of a corporate hotel breakfast room! Lots of staff, all...More

Thank Carinna M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I made a reservation at this restaurant based on the previous evaluations. I can not agree at all. Food is regular, at best, wine expensive and service is the worst we had during our stay. Very pushy trying to get us to get the expensive...More

Thank DeGatt
Reviewed 6 days ago

On the recommendation of some fellow visitors we visited Karibu. It has an interesting menu but we weren't too hungry. I had the springbok shank, which was ok. My wife tried the V&A chicken but one piece was cold and the other lukewarm. We called...More

Thank foodrover
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I traveled all the way to Cape Town from Boston Massachusetts, a 22 hour flight. The food we wanted to try the most was all here at this restaurant. All authentic, South African food. We tried Ostrich Steaks, and many other foods....More

Thank Logan M
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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
31 July 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
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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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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