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“Authentic African foods” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Zambezi

Cafe Zambezi
Shop 214, 217 area, mosi-o-tunya rd., Livingstone, Zambia
+260 97 8978578
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Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Livingstone
Price range: $5 - $15
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Eat authentic Zambian and African food with the locals, enjoy Caribbean food including Jerk Chicken and Caribbean goat curry. Try our wood-fire pizza, gourmet burgers and extensive vegetarian options including our eggplant and haloumi burger. Get ready for the warm Livingstone hospitality and a good time in our candlelit leafy courtyard. Look out for our traditional dancing nights!! See you there!!
Durban, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Authentic African foods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The restaurant is at the back of the bar. A very busy place with a great mixture of locals and tourists.The menu is large.We tried the crocodile bites is a spicy sauce.They were amazing. My friend had the kudu skewer which was delicious.I had the Zanzibar bream with coconut milk which was good. Service was a bit slow but they were very busy .A popular place, nice ambiance and good food and Zambian music.

Visited September 2013
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“Fun menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The staff is great and attentive without being overbearing - really liked their positive spirit. The menu is large and diverse. It's dark after sunset so reading the menu (and eating) is by candle light. The portions are large. Overall the food was good.

Visited September 2013
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CafeZambezi, Manager at Cafe Zambezi, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi Debi M,

Thank you for for writing us a review and for all your positive comments, it encourages us to keep putting in 100%. However I am not sure why you have only left us an average score since all your comments where overwhelmingly positive, perhaps a mistake.
Thank you again and we hope to see you again in the future.
Happy travels :)
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“Mopani worms and crocodile ribs, houseflies, lizards but friendly service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The place was very very dirty, mobbed with house flies and lizards.

we waited about 30mins for the dishes to come, and the restaurant wasn't even half full.

only redeeming factors was the very warm and friendly service by the wait staff and the yummy croc ribs.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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CafeZambezi, Manager at Cafe Zambezi, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear AudreyWang,
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.
I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your whole experience at Cafe Zambezi, but am happy you found the service "warm and friendly" and the croc ribs were "yummy", they are one of our best sellers. Please expect a 20-30 mins wait for main meals, especially to cook the huge croc ribs!! We cook everything fresh to make sure you get the best quality food with the freshest taste.
It is not acceptable that you found the cleanliness of the restaurant sub standard, for this I appologise and assure you every step is being taken to resolve the matter and find out why the restaurant was not up to standard the time you visited us.
Unfortunately in Africa flies are a reality in the hotter months of the year and can be a problem during the day. October, when you visited, is the hottest month here in Livingstone with temperatures climbing above 40 C on many days. We do get the restaurant sprayed for flies regularly and set up traps around the walls to control the situation, but because the restaurant is open it is impossible to eliminate them completely.
We do get little geckos climbing the walls sometimes due to the abundant pot plants and our lovely large mango tree that grows in our courtyard but we do not see them as a pest and they are no threat to cleanliness.

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Livingstone and hope to see you back next time for some more croc ribs!!
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Lusaka, Zambia
2 reviews
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We ate here twice a day whilst in Livingstone. By far the best place to eat in Livingstone.They offer a wide selection of dishes from traditional Zambian, African,Caribbean,pizzas, burgers even crocodile and game meat. Try the croc skewer my favorite. Service is excellent , you also have a selection of places you can dine in,even private booths . Highly recommended don't miss it.

  • Visited September 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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Livingstone, Luapula, Zambia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Three words:THE BEST RESTAURANT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I have been eating here for a long time,the restaurant is relaxing and has a great atmosphere.the food is great and the customer service is very good,i always find the employees welcoming and attentive.i love the KUDU and chips.its my favorite and ill just say all the dishes are just great.i would recommend that you try it.great place i give it 10 out of 10.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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