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Karambezi Cafe

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Cafe, 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, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
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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
Stunning view!

Perfect for a group meal / bday meal or a nice lunch. Main attraction: The view! The food isn't bad either.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Khatidja D
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Bravo, Karambezi! This is the mark of a good restaurant management. I have been in Dar for about a year now and I did not have a good opinion of Karambezi when I visited it last year. I used to go only for the drink. But I have seen drastic improvement since the past 6-8 months. I now go at... More 

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NYC
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Karambezi Cafe offers an stunning backdrop against the ocean and a really lovely atmosphere. I had dinner here and I would say that over all the food and service good, but not great - I think the setting makes up for it. I would still stay its a must-visit in Dar -- even if just for sunset drinks.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Perfect for a group meal / bday meal or a nice lunch. Main attraction: The view! The food isn't bad either.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I am currently in Dar on business. Since I arrived a bit earlier than the rest of the team, I had some time to visit Karambezi Cafe twice during the past weekend. A friend reffered me. It was an amazing experience, the food is to die for, The ocean view is amazing and so peaceful. I really enjoyed the Saturday... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My friend took me to this cafe for lunch and I'm so glad I went! We sat on the terrace and had a wonderful view of the ships going back and forth in the harbor. We even saw a ferry headed to Zanzibar. We had seafood (of course) -octopus and prawns - and were pleased with what we got. The... More 

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Belgium- Knokke
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the best restaurant we visited during ower 1 month stay in Dar es salaam. Miss Grace assistent of Manager Mr Son, was so helpfull for our place to sit with umbrella and advices about the menu. Once seated the headwaiter introduced himself and our table waitress. After our magnificent cocktails we got our splendid and tasty dishes, fish... More 

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Milan, Italy
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We recently move to Tanzania and we live in Morogoro region. Coming to Dar for shopping, we wanted to eatnsome good fish and some friends suggested us this place. Wenhavento thank them! The fish was amazing, the service kind and discrete, they also have a child seat for our 9 months old baby!!! The price seems to be in the... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good pizza and really good ambiance and vibes, the location is really good and staff are helpful and outgoing. Chocolate cake was average could use some improvement and the hot chocolate was amazing.

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Awesome place to be with anyone, whether it is family, friends or just you and you spouse... I loved it . . The food was delicious and I must go there again and again. The service is excellent. Wow wow wow the ambiance is fantastic

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I had diner in karambezi the food was good, the service very nice. The place is located close the cliff and can be really windy despite the protection they set up. A live band was there and the ambiance really good.

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Address: Sea Cliff Hotel | Toure Drive, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 (78) 704 4555
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic

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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