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Baobab Cafe

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Sushi, African, Seafood, Grill
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Atterbury Road, Pretoria, South Africa
27 12 368 1003
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Paplova? Staff and chef have no far related idea of what a paplova is.

I drove 50km to eat Paplova. No paplova but ice cream fruit salad. No way to explain to staff what they advertise and serve do not match.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Swerwe
via mobile
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I drove 50km to eat Paplova. No paplova but ice cream fruit salad. No way to explain to staff what they advertise and serve do not match.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So this lovely restaurant is tucked away in Menlyn mall. Knowing the type of restaurants that Menlyns boasts, you wouldn't expect this place to be as good as they are. The decor is primal and rustic sort of charm. Welcoming staff. The menu is vast but simple enough to make a decision without "calling a friend". What made me jump... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Front of house is fast and friendly , they have really good cocktails and the portions are bigger than you would normally pay for in other establishments.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I'm telling you; dont ever go to this restaurant!!!! Its dirty, and the service is unbelievably disgraceful!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do not recommend at all!! in fact, i recommend that you dont go anywhere near!! We were celebrating a birthday party and it was terrible and I feel very sorry for the hosts/birthdaygirl. The food was average however it took 2 hours... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very good quality food at slightly expensive prices. The ambiance is also great. Music a little too loud

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Wilderness, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Everything is recommendable! Food is best in Menlyn! Service is 5 star! Highly recommendable! ❤️❤️❤️

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Pretoria, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. food, great service, romantic atmosphere and easily accessible from every corner of Pretoria East. You won't be disappointing.Try the Sweet Chili Chicken, we have it every time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Situated in Pretoria's largest shopping centre, Menlyn, the surroundings can hardly be accused of possessing an inviting or exciting ambience. Perhaps this is why the establishment is dimly lit. While it may contribute to atmosphere, the menus are somewhat difficult to read. The menu caters for a wide variety of tastes. The food is well presented, tasty and the portions... More 

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A good traditional menu that caters for most tastes. Pleasant atmosphere, reasonable priced, good size portions - even for the hungry.

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Friend visiting from the USA, on her birthday. Table of 10. Birthday girl got her food last and about 15 min after everyone else. We had to go get the waiter more than once to refill our drinks. Two guests got served cold instant coffee. I can go on but I think you get the picture. At the end of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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: Sushi, African, Seafood, Grill

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