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Karibu Restaurant

Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 7005
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
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. Lamb Shank
"I loved the flavours and choices on the menu here."
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2. Oxtail
"The meal melted in my mouth. Well seasoned with a hint of wine"
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3. Creme Brulee
"the crème brulée was extraordinary"
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a lovely meal at this restaurant during our trip to South Africa, extensive menu and the four of us all enjoyed our food. This was topped off by excellent service from Lisa our waitress she was so attentive and a lovely sense of humour....More

Thank Gez1956
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Atmosphere was terrific at wharf. The Game Meat plate was exceptional as was the slow braised Oxtail. The local wine was superb, and Nigel our waiter listened closely and got everything right and his personality and suggestions were wonderful. Everything you could ask for in...More

Thank ChefHef65
Reviewed yesterday

I am a solo American traveler in desperate need of some local South African cuisine as well as WiFi. Hard find! The hostess sat me immediately in an area of the restaurant in which I'd get the best reception. My waitress, Sharon, was extremely attentive...More

Thank lyw06002
Reviewed 2 days ago

True South African cuisine, however, quite expensive. We ordered lamb shank and king klip... mouth watering! The desert, malva and brandy pudding was unfortunately only small samples. Good atmosphere where you can have a conversation. Our waiter, Nigel, delivered a sterling service! Friendly, professional advice...More

Thank Marietjie N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the meals at Karibu. Friendly staff and reasonably priced meals. Enjoy sitting outside and soak up the sun while watching over the harbour. Will visit again.

Thank Werner V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing food (we order a seafood and a meat dish) and excellent service from Nigel. We recommended 100%.

Thank Miguel Angel S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were told to visit karibu if we wanted to try ostrich, we did and it was delicious. The crazy duck enteree was my favorite though. Super flavorful and the skin was super crispy. We had California sushi roll with salmon as an appetizer- too...More

Thank WhaleyD
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the worst meal we had while in Cape Town. The food was of a poor quality. The oxtail was only bone; literally no meat and the venison was tough and dry. Service was nothing more than basic, offering little advice when we questioned...More

Thank Rich L
KaribuRestaurant, Exec Chef at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for letting us know about your time at Karibu restaurant, could you please email me or give me a call as we would like to rectify your bad experience at Karibu. chefjames@mweb.co.za 076 031 5597 021 421 7005 Kind Regards Jamie Rowntree Exec...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Traditional food served up by very friendly and helpful staff offering advice on what to choose. Good value for money and lovely interior. Well worth a visit

Thank Beesands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... the service is incredible and so is the food! We can only recommend the Place especially the sommeliere - we've had the best wine tasting of our holidays and probably one of the best foods as well. A big thanks to Minnie and Brenda...More

Thank lissa7588
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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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