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Cafe Balalaika

Corner Independence Ave & Fidel Castro St, Windhoek, Namibia
264-61-223-479
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Ranked #50 of 76 Restaurants in Windhoek
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English first
Atlanta, GA USA
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The location for this restaurant is excellent, right at Zoo Park, and lots of outdoor seating amongst the trees. I have been there twice since they reopened and have found the service to be slow, the food to be good to very good (depending on the item) and wine selection has been good. I consider it to be a very... More

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brisbane
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Had lunch, ginger pinch drink was really nice, the ginger pork curry really scrumptious, the chicken dish of the day was great, service was good, great site and nice relaxed atmosphere. Wished I had space for the cakes but...... Worth a try

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Windhoek, Namibia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Friendly waitress, but after an hour of waiting, we were told there were no pork chops, also 4 cocktails on the menu ''. So it took 2 hours for the food to arrive ultimately. (1 barman and 1 chef on a busy night?). The ingredients were out. Food is over priced although average. A customer from the table next to... More

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Dalat
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Good food, fresh. Good personnel, takes your wishes into account. Well taken care of joint. Wifi is a pré.

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Windhoek
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Absolutely regret patronizing this Cafe. Terrible service - we waited 50 minutes for three omelets and a curry. The omelets were burnt and the waitress neglected to tell us that the menu was incredibly misleading when it comes to the sides that come with maindishes. We were definitely overcharged and lied to about the final total of the meal. Tourists... More

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Very sad to see this place closed. I have enjoyed it many times for a coffe, a snack or a light dinner with friends. I hope to sit here again soon...

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Windhoek, Namibia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great spot, lovely sushi and the vibe is cosmopolitan, lively and fresh. Service is also very good. Outstanding place to chill on a Sunday, view over the park and relaxing with a drink!!!

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Ulaanbaatar
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

....but average food. This is a nice spot to have a drink and watch life go by in the park but the pasta frutti di mare was a bit of a disappointment and the caesar's salad was drowning under the dressing. Prices were ok but they need to step it up to match the location.

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Switzerland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We only had an ice cream and a drink in this place but the menu is attractive with a large selection of dishes. The atmosphere is nice, there is a large nice terrace under a big tree, next to the Zoo Park. Efficient service

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Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I must say this was a surprise to me. Fantastic food, but the sushi is outstanding. To my knowledge, there isn't any better. Service however is sometimes questionable. They need to learn their product better and speak clearer.

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