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Baobab Cafe

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African, Seafood, Sushi, Grill
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Atterbury Road, Pretoria, South Africa
27 12 368 1003
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food - sad about the sides

Baobab restaurant has been our choice for many years. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere radient, and access is easy. After the recent refurbishments however, management has changed the menu in that you now only get either a starch or a vegetable and not both. You can add it at an extra... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Standard of food has deteriorated drastically and very poor service. Waste of time and Waste of money! Disappointing considering the high standard they use to deliver.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Baobab restaurant has been our choice for many years. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere radient, and access is easy. After the recent refurbishments however, management has changed the menu in that you now only get either a starch or a vegetable and not both. You can add it at an extra cost. As their prices are already high,... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Took a special someone, both of us were very impressed. Great food, great service. Would recommend getting a outside table, the view is stunning. The place is quite busy over the weekends, would recommend calling early to reserve a table.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ok, so here is the bottom line. Broad menu selection. Food was very good and nicely prepared and presented. Adequate service. Just ok wine selection. A good stop before or after shopping at the mall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I am not keen to go to malls for dinner, but this place has a good atmosphere and service is friendly, discreet and fast. Portions are on the generous side and prices are rather reasonable. Presentation is good and food tastes great. Lots of open space makes it perhaps not the ideal romantic eating experience.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Prices are on the high side, but the food and service is really good. Lots of variety on the menu to suit all tastes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Ordered lamb chops and sushi. Both dishes were excellent, but food took 51 minutes to get to us. They kept messing up the the orders.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Ok, so here is the bottom. Even if you do not like to shop and do not like malls, Baobab Cafe is a reason to go. Broad menu selection of starters, salads and entrees. The rib eye, chicken schnitzel, rump were all very good. Adequate wine selection with some very nice wines. Friendly staff and attentive service. Kid friendly. Large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Baobab in Menlyn in Pretoria is still one of the best places to eat. Had a light meal on Saturday afternoon and again, the waiters were friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and the time spend there worth it. Thanks guys, I will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Amazing fusion food. I never thought I'd try ostrich sushi...but we did! The menu was a bit pricy for portion sizes, but Baobab is a nice place to treat yourself.

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Address: Atterbury Road, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 12 368 1003
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: African, Seafood, Sushi, Grill

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  • Address: Atterbury Road, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: 27 12 368 1003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: African, Seafood, Sushi, Grill

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