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Local cuisine, African, Grill, Wine Bar, Beer restaurants
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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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African, Grill, Wine Bar, 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 1 week ago via mobile

The service and the food was incredible. It was beyond our expectations. The manager was exceptional and and just wanted to provide us with an awesome experience. Both our servers and the somelier Paul we're very attentive. We had the special meat platter with, ostrich,...steak, kudoo and Impala, it was devine and cooked to perfection. Then they brought us a little birthday dessert. What a blast.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service here was phenomenal! It was our first time in South Africa and our server Clever made us feel very welcomed! He went above and beyond to give us an incredible experience and the food was very good. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s our first time in Africa, and we wanted to try South African food. When we told our server, Clever, he went above and beyond to ensure we ordered the correct things and provided very helpful details of each dish. He was so kind and...helpful, and he truly made us feel right at home with his warm hospitality. Karibu is a must try when in SA!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 16 September 2021

Woooow what a great service from the day 1 I went to make reservations for today, Chichi and her supervisors made sure everything is going well by checking on us, very nice food, staff excellent service. I will definitely come back again.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 September 2021

Wonderful food and service. The menu has great variety, everything we tried was delicious. Our server, Clever, was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 September 2021 via mobile

We had great food but amazing service from Clever! He was so polite and on top of everything! The ostrich was so good!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021

A friend and I went to Karibu Restaurant at the V & A Waterfront, for the first time exploring the cuisine and we were not disappointed . Starters: bobotie springrolls and carpaccio, mains: Ostrich fillet and rump steak, Pudding: Amarula truffles - food was excellent...and our waiter very friendly and helpful! They will see us again. ThanksMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

Last night was my first time exploring the cuisine at Karibu Restaurant at the V & A Waterfront. I've developed a really good palette when it comes to food and the flavors of the Cape. For starters I had the Bobotie Springrolls and my friend...had the Cajun fried Calamari. I commend the presentation of the meals, however I did not get the rich flavor bobotie has. The Cajun spice on the calamari could be seen by not tasted, so both was somewhat disappointing as it lacked the rich flavors in Cape cuisine. For Mains, I had the steak and fries, while my friend had the beef ribs and wedges. The presentation was good, and I unfortunately didn't enjoy the steak as it was a bit too "chewy" / though for a medium well done. The ribs, was absolutely delicious. The meat was tender and tasty. For dessert, I had the milk tart and my friend had the Malva Pudding. The texture of the milk was not favorable, as it lacked flavour and was somewhat rubbery. Again Cape Town milktarts has a vast rich taste to it. The malva pudding was delicious Overall I guide the restaurants 3 x stars as there's room for improvement.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 7 July 2021 via mobile

My husband and I booked Karibu via an online reservation, and we were not disappointed. The food is varied, unique and good. Because I eat vegetarian, dining out can be difficult, but not here. I ate a vegan option featuring lentils, while my husband ate...a variety game meal. It was delicious, and the attention to detail by our server was appreciated. The outdoor seating and surroundings were nice as well. I highly recommend Karibu if you're in Cape Town.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 28 June 2021 via mobile

Excellent food! Enjoyed a vegetarian dish very much although I am not vegetarian at all! Very good and friendly service!😋

Date of visit: June 2021
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Don Z
26 December 2019|
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Response from KaribuRestaurant | Property representative |
Good Morning Don. Thank you for the inquiry, you are absolutely correct, we will review our descriptions in the new year and adjust to make it more user friendly. "Top" dining is the raised section at the back of the... More
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cherylafrica2018
9 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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Karibu Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4