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Kilimanjaro Restaurant

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4317 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-387-1970
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious House Dressing

I love the food at this restaurant. I eat at this place very often. My starter is the house salad as an appetizer with the house dressing (delicious!). My favorite dish is the Chicken Dibi with brown rice. The prices at this restaurant are a bit higher than other west African restaurants in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
LMM2424
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love the food at this restaurant. I eat at this place very often. My starter is the house salad as an appetizer with the house dressing (delicious!). My favorite dish is the Chicken Dibi with brown rice. The prices at this restaurant are a bit higher than other west African restaurants in the area, however I highly recommend the... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went to Kilimanjaro at about 8p for dinner on a Thursday evening, and didn't eat until 9p. BUT....the food.was.phenomonal. You know there is someone cooking in the kitchen that has no recipe, but knows how to make spectacular food every single time. You know someone's mom/cousin generationally passed the preparations down the line. You know you are going to... More 

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Newport, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Having served in Senegal in the Peace Corps back on 1995 I was super excited to try the food again. I ordered the three staples, thiebujen, yassa, and maffe. All were delicious, but the yassa took the prize. The service was great and the waitress let me practice my rusty Wolof and took no offense as I butchered her native... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a small local restaurant that anyone living close by would return to time and time again. The food is very delicious, seasoned to the bone. On this visit I had their Tilapia. It was so good, I can still taste it! To drink, I tried a Ginger-Mango juice. It was fresh ginger and real mango. I will not... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went there on Monday of Labor day weekend, for dinner. The menu items sounded exotic and authentic, though they were all based on fish, red meat (lamb and beef), and chicken. I initially ordered for grilled lamb rack. After 10 minutes, the server came back saying they are out of it; hence I replaced it with a lamb shank.... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

If you skip this restaurant, you missing out heavenly food. They cook and you enjoy! the best of the best!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I'd never had authentic african cuisine before, so I have nothing to compare this to, but it was wonderful! Didn't think I'd be into the fried plantaines, but boy was I wrong - yum!! The chicken Yasa was amazing, however I recommend getting the dinner size, as the lunch portion just wasn't enough for me. Our server was so sweet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I love this place, the first time going there was great I find myself going the almost once a week. The atmosphere is right the customer service is right and the food is right.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I have never been to Senegal. but have eaten homemade Senegalese meals. This place makes stuff like your mom would if she were an EXCELLENT home cook. Spices and sauces are exotic, but not unfamiliar. A must try app is the meat patties (still shining with oil from the deep fryer, HOT and spicy. The Grilled Tilapia I had appeared... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I went to Kilimanjaro with my family this weekend and I had an excellent diner. My Philly family members go here weekly and have been for years. The facility is beautifully decorated and atmosphere is perfect for families or couples. The food is halal which was great although I ended up ordering the fish. The portions size are more than... More 

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Additional Information about Kilimanjaro Restaurant

Address: 4317 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone Number: 215-387-1970
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
Cuisine: African

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4317 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighborhood: University City
  • Phone Number: 215-387-1970

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: African
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?