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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bobotie” (84 reviews)
“beef curry” (16 reviews)
“snoek” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 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. 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 "
Gene L
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3. Safari Platter
"This place bought the jungle to me in a most exquisite setting."
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ordered Bobotie and it was fine. Not really warm and small portion. The rice had some hard parts as if re-heated. Waiter was not very friendly or helpful.

Thank ccap77
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The location is right overlooking the harbour with tables both inside and out on the deck. Service was perfect, wine choice excellent and great value (still adjusting to 250ml portions). We started by sharing the calamari which was beautifully cooked and followed with kingclip and...More

Thank Big_Blue_Traveller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great evening had by the whole family arriving on holiday the day before and we had a super evening ! We were met by a great chap called Kees (Chase) he was kind and patient and took our orders in order !...More

Thank Ross G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful waitress called Brenda. She was very knowledgeable and gave us good advice on what to eat on the local menu. Food was lovely and the advice came further with what to expect through the courses. Our food was sized perfectly and...More

Thank Dominic C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many tour groups come here and they seem to seat them at the back of the restaurant away from the views so if going as a couple or even a small group perhaps ask for a table at the front/with a view. It’s also not...More

Thank NotMolly
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 16 people from different european countries and we were impressed by the fact that despite that we were offered two different tables and we didn't like on one of them, they arranged for us another set-up on the terrace just...More

Thank Dcristea@gmail.... R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good South African traditional dishes, good service, nice setting and good decor, venison dishes are very good.

Thank Augi d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a great dinner at Karibu. Lots of choices and a great amount of wine. Our waiter Paul Zantsi was especially knowledgable helpfull. Recommended!

Thank Wouter K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit Karibu on our last night for some proper African food. Our waiter Trevor was excellent. We had the biltong salad and the ‘lions head’ platter, which consisted of bourwors, lamb chops and one of the nicest steaks I’ve had! The Amarula...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and drinks where excellent. (uit die boek uit) It was very relaxing to be there and just enjoy, eat, drink, and laugh. All this was made possible by our waiter Nigel, he understood the meaning of hospitality. He advised us to take the...More

Thank Frits d
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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
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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