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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • 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

We had little time to actually try typical African food, but I read a lot about the braai before actually going to SA. Since we were in V&A Waterfront and we wouldn't have another opportunity to try at least one African meal we ended up...More

Thank Gustavo G
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visitor to this restaurant and loved it. The wine options were great, appetizers good but the main dishes were excellent. The Brie and camembert appetizer was what we chose, after seriously considering the springbok or ostrich carpaccio. The main dish options are quite...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 days ago

After a very tiring tourist day in the Cape Town area, Karibu was the absolutely best place we could have gone to for an authentic African meal for the very American Thanksgiving dinner! I had a traditional Lamb Stew that melted in your mouth, and...More

Thank Nirodha W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a tour guide as a great place to sample South African cuisine. We were not disappointed. The game platter (6 different types of meat) was perfect for two to share. The ambiance was great, and our waitress, Grace...More

Thank Novice_sailor
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had lunch here. Very stylish and elegantly decorated tables. Had the venison fillets. Very good. Complimented by pap and chakalaka. Fast efficient service by the waiter and kitchen. Beautiful setting overlooking the water and boats.

Thank Charl W
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I were in Cape Town for a couple of days from Texas, and we were down to out last night before flying to Jo-burg. We were looking looking for an authentic South African dining experience at a restaurant that served traditional South...More

Thank labadie4563
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended an event at this restaurant, so even though we were a large group of people, the service was not great. Our waitress started off being attentive, but then we hardly saw her. The bobotie spring roll starter is awful - we had to...More

Thank Aimee E
KaribuRestaurant, Exec Chef at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Afternoon Aimee. Than you for letting us know about your experiance at Karibu restaurant. We would really like to contact you to be able rectify your bad experiance at Karibu. Could you please either email me or give me a call so we can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent there a nice evening while visiting Cape Town for holiday and although I am usually reluctant when it comes to eating in the shopping mall area, this was absolutely good experience. We had a trio of carpaccio which was ostrich, springbok and a...More

Thank filu13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this restaurant so much I ate here 4 nights while staying on the V&A Waterfront. Every meal I had was delicious and the staff are very friendly (especially Aritha).

Thank MacTravel79
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great value restaurant with a good variety of vegetarian meal. We had good food and wine recommendations from our server Nigel. Worth a visit when at the Waterfront.

Thank Margaret 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • 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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