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“Excellent View and Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Karambezi Cafe

Karambezi Cafe
Sea Cliff Hotel | Toure Drive, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 (78) 704 4555
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Ranked #8 of 190 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Café, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For more than 15 years the Karambezi Cafe has been serving the East African coast with fine seafood and continental dishes. Travel to Dar es Salaam and one of our thousands of friends will say "You have to go to the Karambezi". Our restaurant evolves and changes daily and through time. Come for a luxurious buffet breakfast from 6 am daily to a cocktail served whilst you overlook the Indian Ocean and dine on an Admirals Platter. Karambezi Cafe....Come Home....
Karachi, Pakistan
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125 reviews 125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Excellent View and Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is not my first visit to Karambezi and It is the consistency of good food, excellent service and a wonderful view of the ocean that brings me back. Sunday brunch is a specialty for Karambezi and their buffet, while not out-of-the-ordinary, is solid fare. Fresh juices and breads certainly help the regular fruit and cheese plates.

The one selling feature for me is the staff. They are attentive without being overbearing and, even when the brunch time is over and they are trying to set up for the afternoon crowd, they let you sit, visit, enjoy the view and finish your coffee unhurriedly.

BTW, the evening menu is good too.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“slow service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

i stayed at the hotel for 7 month because my organization had rented an office space there , all i had was breafast for 7 months they dont have many variaties of food no change of menus , the service is horrible some times they would take an hour to deliver plus some hygine issues now and there in my food not recomending anyone to go there for breakfast

Visited January 2013
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MarkusKC, Owner at Karambezi Cafe, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Hi Saira O

Thank you for the feedback on your experience at our restaurant. We pride ourselves in serving our guests in a fast, efficient and hygienic environment so your review is certainly a concern.

I am confident that we would have become familiar with each other over the last seven months if you had your breakfasts here daily and would have liked to have resolved any operational issues as it arose over this period.

As you would have become familiar with our restaurant over your stay at the hotel, you will be aware that we not only serve breakfast to the Sea Cliff guests but to many Dar es Salaam residents. We track breakfast participation literally hourly and your order "some times" taking more than an hour would have been resolved after the first incident of this happening.

Please if possible feel free to contact me personally on markus@irc.co.tz to elaborate on the hygiene issues that you may have had. Our restaurant receieves regular inspections from the local health authorities and we are proud about our achievements in the results and in the efforts of our crew members.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“ood service, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The service was very good, portions more than sufficient, well presented and very tasty. Cannot fault much here, except maybe that it is a bit pricey...but well worth it

Visited June 2012
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Tanzania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“great view, good service well managed !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

apparently the best location restaurant in Dar, with beautiful panoramic view to the ocean and nice ambient atmosphere, definitely a great place to eat, sit, have a nice drink on the bar or just for nice coffee and cake.

prices are a bit high comparing to the portion of the dishes and not a large menu options, but all in all, very pleasant place to be.

Visited January 2013
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Kampala
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Cosmopolitan oasis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I had a business lunch at Karambezi Cafe and thought it was a great, upmarket venue. The outdoor area overlooking the sea really is beautiful and the food wasn't too flash but it was delicious. Our waitress was a delight and I can imagine it would be a great place to hang out in the evening.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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