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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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."
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2. Safari Platter
"Try the game meat platter for two and some pinotage."
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were looking for an authentic South African dining experience and decided on Karibu. We had a wonderful time, the food was delicious and menu selection was difficult to make a decision. Our waiter was Stanley and he was fabulous. Attentive and helpful with our...More

Thank Todd M
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 May 2018

My wife and I were one of three couples visiting Cape Town for a few days. The first two evenings we ate in restaurants recommended by other friends, including one exclusive seafood place just a stone's throw from Karibu. We were beginning to think the...More

Thank twocranks
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for dinner on my recent visit to Cape Town. The food is truly South Africa with a wide range of food to suit everyone. The portion sizes are just enough, they initially look rather small, but I left satisfied and not over full or...More

Thank Desiree K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Exceptional service but not at all cosy for a dinner spor. Lights too bright, and shinjng right in my eyes as above our table; and when i requested they dim it the Manager on advised that only one of the chandeliers has a dimmer facilty.

Thank patb0nd
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a pleasant dinner at Karibu restaurant in Cape Town. We had a fantastic Chicken Masala salad and a very good Malay Lamb Curry. Our waitresse Thandie has been very pleasant and gentle. All this in the cool waterfront of cape town!

Thank Simone C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really can't grasp why this restaurant received so many prizes... For a "luxury restaurant", as they call themselves, there are way too many tables. To the point that you'd have to work your way through a maze of tables and chairs to get in...More

Thank BrunoSRC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I found this place on THE entertainer . for those that don't know what the entertainer is....its one of the best things created. it's something you purchase online and download the app and then you get buy one get one free. you can also get...More

Thank Jenay N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On a cold winter night the restaurant exuded local warmth and charm. Our service staff Mandla gave great service and food recommendations. We have the line fish and prawns both of which were grilled and tasted sweet and juicy. The house white was fruity and...More

Thank unkenny
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recently visited with my girlfriend for an evening meal. The food was great and great value for money, good drinks also. The best thing though was the service which made it a great experience. Our waiter was Fistoh and he was perfect. Helped us out...More

Thank jamieandsophie1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this touristy spot back in July. However, this was one of the best dinners that we had during our entire stay. The appetizer, triple medley of spring bock, crocodile, and another game carpocio was pricey but delicious. All entrees were very good, and...More

Thank Roderick B
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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