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Karibu

Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 7005
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bobotie” (89 reviews)
“mussel soup” (14 reviews)
“snoek” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
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."
Bytowner
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2. Safari Platter
"Try the game meat platter for two and some pinotage."
GypsyTraveller94
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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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1 - 10 of 1 608 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our friend and i took my cousin out for lunch. The ambience was just so nice, Aritha was very helpful and the food was on point. I had a steak & savoury rice and it was everything and more!

Thank Sightseer588256
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I went to Karibu for a real SA meal experience. We had not really had one yet even on Safari. We had the fish pate and the venison skewer and it was amazing. For desert we had an African sort of donut...More

Thank McK5nz
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi We at Karibu are always happy to receive such great reviews from satisfied clients. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time. Thanks again. Karibu team

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had ostrich for mais course, and the chocolate desert - both amazing. Our attendent was Evidence, ask for her if possible, she recommended perfect dishes according to what we wanted! Also, we had the opportunity to watch african singers, very nice atmosphere!!!

Thank Juliana S
Reviewed yesterday

This was my second time in Cape Town. I wanted a real African meal and was not disappointed. My waiter was Mandla, he was very knowable about the menu. I picked two things to try as a main course, I asked for his suggestions on...More

Thank callejaanita
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Service was good, could have been a little more observing though. Meat was of good quality but not medium as ordered but more English which is not okay especially for the price. Choices in the menu were generally good selected and promise a real South...More

Thank larsmarina
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was delicious. I had been waiting to get bobotie for 9 months and I’m so glad we came here for it. My husband got the oxtail stewed meat. He enjoyed his as well. Our server was Mandla and he was so nice. He...More

Thank Brittany R
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Brittany Thank you so much for the lovely review and glad you enjoyed both the meal and service provided. Kind regards Karibu team

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The favorite was indeed the braai platter. Amazing views of the waterfront and table mountain. Outstanding service by Evidence, she went out of her way to accommodate our requests, nothing was too much for her. I wish every restaurant has an Evidence. Will indeed be...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate here on a busy Saturday evening where the restaurant had a good vibe and atmosphere. The starter of springbok carpaccio was excellent as was the boboti. The crayfish was also very good. Our waitress was Memory who was very attentive, good with customers...More

Thank miniadventure
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is catering for people who are looking for a taste of South Africa. Ostrich, crocodile and kudu all feature. The ostrich fillet was very well received; however, the carpaccio had been prepared so long ago that it was sticking to the plate. A prawn...More

Thank TomJohnston52
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Karibu is a huge place. When we came in it felt like a big food chain. But.... the eXperience was very Good, great food but the waiting staff really made the difference! Thanks to Daniel and especially memory to make it a great experience for...More

Thank MarlousJ1
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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
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Rups13
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
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Lenwen2014
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$150 - US$390
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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