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Kilimanjaro Restaurant

4317 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (University City)
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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4 restaurant reviews
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Marlton, New Jersey
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23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Fresh ginger juice was awesome! One patron had a tasty-looking fish dish, the other had half a chicken, both were thoroughly pleased with their meals. I'm a vegetarian, so I had sauteed veg and vermicelli. No complaints! Cute and friendly and cozy and small. Sure, try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012 via mobile

I love this place. The people are very welcoming and accommodating. The food is delicious and it's a very comfortable atmosphere. The restuarant is small but decorated nicely, and very clean. I've been quite a few times now and have yet to be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

I love their grilled lamb with the basamitti rice its so delicious it is very beaustiful inside and also do not forget to taste their ginger lemonade or thier hibiscus tea it is a treat i promise you will love it I am a picky eate and this is one of my favorite restaurants.

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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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