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Travellers' Choice2023
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About
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
African, Grill, Beer restaurants
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate here 2 nights because we wanted to try the SA dishes. The personnel is very friendly, specially with kids. Food was delicious and value for money.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had the most amazing meal tonight, Siviwe was our great waiter!! Food was delicious and wine fabulous too! Surprise entertainment once we had finished overall would highly recommend to couple, families and friends groups 🥰🇿🇦

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed yesterday

Great experience all around. Siviwe was an excellent host and made sure we have a wonderful evening with great food and fascinating stories.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

amazing! It's Valentine's day and 8 Canadians with no place to have dinner and no reservations available. Tania, amazing hostess, promised to help us and when we showed up 3 hours later she found us a table. Our waitress Hazel was friendly, provided excellent service...and simply the best. Our somila Paul guided us to a wine I would not have chosen and it was exceptional - our entired table enjoyed himMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Brian our waiter did very good ! We enjoyed the food. We had a very tender ostrich steak, I recommend it to everyone. We’ll come back

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely meal at Karibu on the V & A Waterfont. Terrific menu and lovely food. I had Springbok Carpaccio for a starter and Ostrich fillet kebabs for my main. Whilst we were there an African dance groups gave a performance.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a great experience and Sivewe is truly the best waiter I’ve ever had! Highly recommended is a table outside with view to table mountain!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing services by Justin! I will be back and the food was scrumptious! Very professional and a nice scenery. Beautiful people!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great meal at Karibu. The service by John was excellent. He carefully explained the menu and we were delighted with our choice.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Siviwe was such a great waiter. His customer service was over the top amazing. Very helpful and give good suggestions on the menu. First time in Cape town and will come back to Karibu Restaurant for my dinner stop!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Michael S. Was amazing, extremely helpful with the menu and great customer service. Food was delicious and the service was quick. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a pleasure to try some traditional dish in this restaurant. Thanks to Michael for a great service. I’ll definitely get back here.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Zizipho is amazing and very friendly. She made our dinner evening very eventful and fun. I will be sure to tell others of this restaurant and request her for service.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing ambiance, spectacular food…overwhelmingly phenomenal service. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. A special thanks to our waitress, Zizipho, who was the absolute best; so polite & knowledgeable (her recommendations were amazing! If in the area, I strongly recommend checking this place out!!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful and enjoyable evening eating authentic South African food. You MUST request the waitress Zizipho. She was soooooo accommodating and was a ball of laughs. You will enjoy it and the atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2024
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V M
18 February 2024|
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Response from Michael O | Reviewed this property |
Outside has the views but its on a really busy thoroughfare We sat just inside and it was perfect - you can see what's going on but you are away from the pedestrian traffic!
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Jo F
28 September 2022|
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Response from Edward T | Reviewed this property |
Ja, walk in as well, but I'm sure if you ring or go in and book, they must do it later than 6:30pm. But regarding outside, maybe under a heater could help, even if a bit warmer, can take the edge off, but I've sat near the... More
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Response from WarrenMWalker | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you go to their website they have a full menu available.
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Karibu Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5