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Karambezi Cafe

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Café, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta
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Sea Cliff Hotel | Toure Drive, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 (78) 704 4555
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For more than 15 years the Karambezi Cafe has been serving the East...
For more than 15 years the Karambezi Cafe has been serving the East African coast with fine seafood and continental dishes. Travel to Dar es Salaam and one of our thousands of friends will say "You have to go to the Karambezi". Our restaurant evolves and changes daily and through time. Come for a luxurious buffet breakfast from 6 am daily to a cocktail served whilst you overlook the Indian Ocean and dine on an Admirals Platter. Karambezi Cafe....Come Home....
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Good for:
Romance
Scenic view

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice view

Great service and good food. Beutiful view of the Indian Ocean. Burger with the lot is awesome. Not cheap but good value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Mark1806
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London
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Scenic view
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful for a birthday party at sunset on a weekend - nice mellow band with some Congolese music to dance to at times. Breeze, ocean, good food - what else could you want on a birthday?

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London
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great service and good food. Beutiful view of the Indian Ocean. Burger with the lot is awesome. Not cheap but good value for money.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Karambezi Cafe is an amazing restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean. The location is prime, the staff and management are constantly on their A-game ensuring consistent top-rate service, and the food is great!

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I visited Karambezi cafe for lunch, this restaurant is located inside Sea Cliff hotel (near the Casino). It is a nice restaurant serving yummy food, I tried Brazillian seafood and it was delicious, their services are good, and the restaurant is facing the sea so you can enjoy cool breeze and a sea view while having your meals.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Karembezi has amazing cocktails particularly the strawberry daiquiri! Food selection is good, very tasty seafood with great sauces and seasonings. Best views of the ocean, romantic setting, highly recommend. Services is courteous, efficient and professional.

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MarkusKC, Owner at Karambezi Cafe, responded to this review

Dear PK Thank you for the time taken in writing a very positive review. Please feel free to visit again and introduce yourself to Jon, Grace, Winston or myself and have a round of drinks on us. Thank you again for the great review. More 

Cairo, Egypt
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this cafe has a very beautiful view on the ocean, the weather is awesome, you would like to set in at night or morning. I tried the steak and it was one of the best in Dar es salaam.

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MarkusKC, Owner at Karambezi Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for the kind and positive words that you had written in your review. Your feedback is indeed an inspiration to the managers and crew alike. We would like to claim that we are responsible for the great weather but we can't so for now we will invite you to return and feel free to introduce yourself... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great food, but a bit pricey - seafood, seafood, seafood :-) Also don't forget to have a sun-downer or coffee upstairs. Wife loved the cakes.

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MarkusKC, Owner at Karambezi Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you John for the positive review A lot of effort has gone into the coffee and the cakes and it is great to receive a review such as yours. See you again soon. More 

Arusha, Tanzania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I am a resident of Dar-es-salaam, and hence have been to and eaten at most of the restaurants. Karambezi is my favorite, and highly recommend it to travelers visiting Dar. The restaurant is part of the sea cliff hotel and literally, sits on a cliff over looking the sea,with a stunning view of the ocean. The service is impeccable, and... More 

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MarkusKC, Owner at Karambezi Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Veronica for the very positive words and comments. My team works long hours and reviews like these make this worthwhile and rewarding. We look forward to your next visit hosting you and your family. Thank you so much again. More 

London
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We popped in for a drink and a catch up with a friend. The service is attentive and willing (which is not the norm in Dar!) The drinks are good quality and well chosen. And the view, with a welcome sea breeze in the heavy heat of Dar is wonderful.

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MarkusKC, Owner at Karambezi Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you a ton for the positive review from the experience at our restaurant. Your positive and constructive feedback is indeed appreciated. Welcome back again. More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

LUV the lunch specially on the terrace with the waves hitting against terrace. My friends were visiting me in Dar, so having gone there before for dinner where we had ordered a seafood platter, I took them for lunch there

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MarkusKC, Owner at Karambezi Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Shamtaz Thank you for your positive feedback on our restaurant. We appreciate the review as this always helps to encourage our crew and managers alike. Welcome back and see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sea Cliff Hotel | Toure Drive, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: +255 (78) 704 4555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Café, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Scenic view

Description

For more than 15 years the Karambezi Cafe has been serving the East African coast with fine seafood and continental dishes. Travel to Dar es Salaam and one of our thousands of friends will say "You have to go to the Karambezi". Our restaurant evolves and changes daily and through time. Come for a luxurious buffet breakfast from 6 am daily to a cocktail served whilst you overlook the Indian Ocean and dine on an Admirals Platter. Karambezi Cafe....Come Home....

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