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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
African, International, 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. Deep Fried Calamari
" grilled calamari were very good."
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2. Safari Platter
"Try the game meat platter for two and some pinotage."
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3. Lamb Cutlets
"it was definitely the best, most tender piece of meat I've ever had."
Armaity M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here expecting standard fare and were pleasantly surprised by both the excellent quality and fantastic service. The food was delicious. I had a braai with roosterkoek (yum) and my boyfriend a curry. We both loved the dishes and wouldn't hesitate to eat here...More

Thank MigG_12
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Ate here twice on a 5-day stay in Cape Town. On both occasions, I enjoyed several dishes that are traditionally South African, which were surprisingly difficult to encounter elsewhere in the waterfront area. The menu seemed to cover a wide variety of dishes that reflect...More

1  Thank EricC1978
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Hi Eric Wow wow wow - what a lovely review and must say you have a way expressing yourself, you just colored the whole picture in the mist vivid colors. Thanks for such a lovely review and we at Karibu do what we do to...More

Reviewed yesterday

What i like about this restaurant is that one gets a range of all the different cuisines available in the country. From Afrikaans to Cape Malay specialties, this is a one stop to try them all.

Thank Bolomenino
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a restaurant that had been recommended to us by a couple of different people for its game meats. We sat on the patio and since it was quite early, there were not a lot of diners there yet. We each ordered a glass...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my fave restaurant that we visited whilst in CT... the food was genuinely incredible and tasty! We sat outside and the weather was beautiful, the waterfront was beautiful, Table Mountain was beautiful, it just made the whole visit so worth while and if...More

Thank dc6932015
Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend who had recently been to Cape Town had recommended having a meal here. I am so glad we took up that recommendation. It is friendly, so reasonably priced and serves up great food and wine :) We were there early in the evening,...More

Thank Pamishappy
Reviewed 6 days ago

The reason why I go back to Karibu so their service. Thanks to our waitress Lisa ..she's the reason my husband and I go back to Karibu. She remembers that we don't drink wine and what our usual order was. This time my husband chose...More

Thank Jenay N
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Thanks for taking the time to write the lovely review. Kind regards Lance

Reviewed 6 days ago

The dining experience at this restarant was exellent. Due to the weater being kind if cool when we visited, the heating units they provided,. allowed us to dine outside and have a great view of the harbor. Our server (Lisa) was very accomadating in making...More

Thank franklR9758QJ
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

HI Thanks so much for the review and glad you enjoyed the time with us. Kind regards Karibu team

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We Visited the Karibu with our travel group (8 Persons) as a recommendation from our local guide. We enjoied a lovely dinner with African specialities (order the safari platter for two) and an excellent service from our personal waiter Emmerson! The view over the harbour...More

Thank Z9703LSjulias
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Thanks so much for the lovely review and glad you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards Karibu team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a table for 10 but the waiters gave away one of our table for 2 and we had to squeeze 10 people onto 8 seats and management did nothing about it. Secondly it took them 90 minutes to bring our food. The portions...More

Thank Klaus G
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Klaus So sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the evening with - really sorry we never had the chance to correct the issues. Kind regards Karibu team

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Questions & Answers
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
Average prices
US$150 - US$390
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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