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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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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. Death By Chocolate
" Their signature dessert Death by Chocolate was beautifully presented "
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2. Oxtail
" Oxtail and lamb shank are unbeaten by any other restaurant "
Gene L
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3. Safari Platter
"This place bought the jungle to me in a most exquisite setting."
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious food and wine. Amazing service from our lovely waiter Mandla. He was very helpful, happy and kind. Offered a sample of wine so we could try before ordering a whole bottle. And a blanket to keep us warm outside! Delicious stater and dinner and...More

Thank Hayley_Fairburn
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The location is right overlooking the harbour with tables both inside and out on the deck. Service was perfect, wine choice excellent and great value (still adjusting to 250ml portions). We started by sharing the calamari which was beautifully cooked and followed with kingclip and...More

Thank Big_Blue_Traveller
Reviewed yesterday

I have read about Karibu in Tripadvisor before our trip to Capetown and there I got this information about the Safari Plate and also a mixed special african dessert plate and we tried both. We were four and took a starter and then shared a...More

Thank ingridlarsen2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking for traditional Africa Food while in Cape Town as part of a month long trip in Africa, and were lucky enough to stumble on Karibu. We had suggestions for Mama Africa and African, but since we were staying at the Waterfront we...More

Thank Khakijo
Reviewed 2 days ago

The wine by the glass (Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc) was excellent, and so was the salad, the "Fynbos starter". But that was about it. The bobotie spring roll lacked spice, the brandy pudding didn't have enough brandy, and the honey sesame chicken skewers were hopelessly overcooked,...More

Thank HunterBloemfontein
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restaurant was nicely located on the waterfront of the V&A. So the view and venue were nice but those are the only positive things about this restaurant. We’re so disappointed with everything else especially as our expectations was set high by the high ranking...More

Thank DrGoodBaker
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Karibu. They had an amazing selection of authentic afrikan meals. You had the chance to taste several afrikan meats at once and close the menu with a traditional desert. The service was excellent. Our waiter, Forgive, not only...More

Thank Lissy394
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfect place to have some African food! Besides the good food the view is beautiful. Mandla was very kind and helpful.

Thank jbahimiranda
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This African speciality restaurant came recommended. The menu features South African traditional dishes and delivers delicious food. What it lacks is the African Feel and decor that is in other African restaurants in Cape Town. The emu was delicious and delicate the Veal Potye was...More

Thank car0leshaw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my second visit to Cape Town. My friend has never been here and I told him this needed to be our first dinner here. I had the safari platter both times. It was delicious! Our waiter, Mandla, helped make suggestions for our sides...More

Thank silvanmellome
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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
1 August 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
USD 150 - USD 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
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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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