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“Great service!” 5 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 179 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Café, 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....
Mwanza, Mwanza, Tanzania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Excellent and consistent service! Food is consistently excellent and waiters are always friendly and attentive!

Visited March 2013
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Western Cape
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Incredible setting -top service-delicious food-”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is our favourite restaurant in Dar es Salaam. Situated at the edge of a cliff. directly above the Indian ocean there cannot be a better setting anywhere in the world. - The service is also the best on offer in Dar es Salaam. - There is also, consistency in food and service quality.

My FAVOURITE dish is the sweet chilli chicken salad. This is an affordable, DELICIOUS and healthy dish...

Breakfast here is expensive but also of a very high quality

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MarkusKC, Owner at Karambezi Cafe, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you for the excellent review. Words like these encourages our team to do even better. Please be so kind as to introduce yourself to myself or one of our management crew on your next visit.
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Dar Es Salaam
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

A great setting overlooking the Indian Ocean. If you get it right on a night that the full moon rises over the water - WOW!

Visited February 2013
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
71 helpful votes 71 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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“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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