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Karibu

Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 7005
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bobotie” (105 reviews)
“beef curry” (18 reviews)
“snoek” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Food
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Value
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LOCATION
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."
Bytowner
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2. Safari Platter
"Try the game meat platter for two and some pinotage."
GypsyTraveller94
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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

Friends suggested Karibu and it was a good choice, the ambiance is good, the waiters were nice and the food was also good. I decided to try ox tail, which, for my surprise, was well done and quite tasty. The wine was excellent and overall...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Liviacmag
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Ate here twice on a 5-day stay in Cape Town. On both occasions, I enjoyed several dishes that are traditionally South African, which were surprisingly difficult to encounter elsewhere in the waterfront area. The menu seemed to cover a wide variety of dishes that reflect...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank EricC1978
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Hi Eric Wow wow wow - what a lovely review and must say you have a way expressing yourself, you just colored the whole picture in the mist vivid colors. Thanks for such a lovely review and we at Karibu do what we do to...More

Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends who had just visited Cape Town. It was a nice atmosphere, nicely placed on the Waterfront and great service. We were determined to try something traditional so we chose bobotie. This was beautifully presented, delicious, a generous...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HelenD0rset
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A GOOD TRADITIONAL RESTAURANT. it serves a large variety of food it supposed to be traditional. food. the food quality is average but there is some unique taste and dishes

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FALMUTAWAAH
Reviewed 3 days ago

The only reason I gave this a 4 versus a 5 is because it's in a very chaotic area of the waterfront and quite touristy, which is generally not our preference. The ambiance in the restaurant is slightly lacking because of the size and how...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank McIntyres
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food but menu is mainly meat based. You won't leave hungry. Nice location overlooking the harbour. They have blankets and outdoor heaters in case it gets a bit chilly. Service was very good and our waiter Joseph was pleasant and attentive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael M
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Michael Thanks so much for the lovely review and glad you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards Karibu team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my husband had a lovely meal at Karibu. Our server was Lisa and she was so helpful giving great advice on our choices. Our food was delicious and beautifully presented. We enjoyed our evening and hopefully we will return.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank laurap_10
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Thanks for the great review. Regards karibu team

Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say the customer service that we had at Karibu was AMAZING. There were four of us and I must say that 3 of the ladies that were with me were challenging. Wickus stepped up to the plate and hit a homerun with them....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Monica P
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Monica Thanks so much for the great review and really glad you enjoyed your time with us at karibu. Kind regards Karibu team

Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long trip from the US we were tired and just picked here by looking at the menu outside. Great find! Excellent service. Nice atmosphere. I had the ostrich and it was delicious - taste like steak, not chicken. So was the "Death by...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank BILL C
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Thanks for the great review - glad you enjoyed the time with us. Kind regards Karibu team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had lunch at the Karibu - it was marvellous. If you are in Capetown you MUST go there ... Fine lunch, best service and an excellence wine card.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Eva S
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Eva Thanks for the review - hope to see you again. Kind regards karibu team

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cherylafrica2018
8 December 2018|
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Response from KaribuRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Cherylafrica. We will be open at 11am on the 31st December and will stop serving our A La Carte menu at 16h00 to start preparing for the New Years Eve dinner. Hope this helps.
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 150 - US$ 390
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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 Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 7005
  • E-mail
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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