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Karibu

Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 7005
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town 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."
Debbie
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2. Oxtail
"The meal melted in my mouth. Well seasoned with a hint of wine"
Whit41
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3. Creme Brulee
"the crème brulée was extraordinary"
LaraMeier
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great service from Nigel. He was clearly passionate about the food and making sure we had a great experience. Excellent local wine. Great atmosphere. We had the meat platter with Springbok, Kudu, Impala, warthog sausage, ostrich sausage and ostrich steak. With local sides. Great if...More

Thank LH1000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there in November 2017 and it was a memorable culinary experience. We ordered game meat platter consisting of impala, springbok, kudu, rump steak, ostrich and warthog plus two glasses of Pinotage wine as well as plate of dessert for only around R950 or...More

Thank Richsi
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first night in Cape Town our hotel concierge told us to visit the V&A and to go here to get "authentic" African food. Of course the V&A is one of the most touristy spots in Cape Town so it felt like we were eating...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

+ nice atmosphere + wine tasting offered before ordering + rich and tasty food (ordered curry shrimp dish and vegetarian feast) + upscale cuisine in general + friendly waiters - upscale cuisine = higher prices

Thank lascar81
Reviewed 3 days ago

Outdoor seating overlooking the busy Waterfront A good choice of tasty African cuisine Service was prompt and the food excellent As it was a cool evening, the heaters were appreciated. A good choice amongst a plethora of other eateries

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was here with friends for oir first african meal experience. The athmosphere was great and Nigel gave a very friendly serve and informative recommendation for first timer like us. Really love the grilled calamari, must try one!

Thank 7usmt3
Reviewed 5 days ago

We asked our hotel concierge to recommend a authentic local cuisine restaurant in the V&A. We were excited there was an option within walking distance. However we were disappointed to find it's a restaurant that's probably best to frequent after a movie or shopping, which...More

Thank Christina G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had lamb rips and my partner had braai it was so delicious. Food and services was excellent our server was Nigel

Thank sanele n
Reviewed 6 days ago

Atmosphere on the wharf was great. Justin was a great server and helped explain the side dishes since it had a lot of different African dishes.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Karibu was my first African cuisine experience: a delicious meal with excellent service from Nigel. I would highly recommend dining here.

Thank Douglas F
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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
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 7005
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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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