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“Brilliant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kariba's Restaurant

Kariba's Restaurant
7 Society Street, Ballinasloe, Ireland
090 9644830
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Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Ballinasloe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Family Fare
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Dining options: Breakfast, Street Food
Description: A Family Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible Restaurant and Coffee House Offering Good Wholesome, Home Cooked, Quality Food at Affordable Prices. karibas.ie
Galway, Galway, Ireland
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I live locally (blow-in!) and this is the only place worth going to for tasty, good meals. The food is fab - fresh, bountiful, tasty. Even the scones are fantastic. We go as often as possible, always once a week. The owners are some of the friendliest people you could meet.
They branched out into hampers in the last few years with wine, jams, sweets - they are beautifully presented. Excellent.
The window displays are also always lovely too - really colourful and well thought out.
All in all, couldn't ask for better. A must visit spot in Ballinasloe.

  • 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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Karibas, Manager at Kariba's Restaurant, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review!!!! We were so pleased with all your comments and hope that you will continue to visit us on a weekly basis. Customers like you are the reason we have been able to keep our doors open and we thank you for your loyalty to Kariba's Restaurant. Kind regards Marian Canavan
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Ireland
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17 restaurant reviews
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“A trial dinner for a large group - superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I believe they are normally not open for dinner but they certainly excelled for a large group (40) with an extensive choice, very tasty local food, a most relaxing ambiance and most friendly staff. Go for it!

Visited February 2013
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Karibas, Manager at Kariba's Restaurant, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We were delighted to receive your feedback and I can honestly say we throughly enjoyed looking after such a lovely group. It was a great night and the music, singing and dancing added greatly to the evening. We hope you enjoyed your weekend in Ballinasloe and hopefully you will remember to pull off the motorway to visit us again in the near future! Kindest regards Marian Canavan
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“Always feel welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

We've been eating here for as long as Kariba's has been open. It never fails to amaze me at the gorgeous food they provide along with the friendly welcome. If having lunch there's a great selection of hot meals paninis wraps or sandwich. If going for coffee there's always fab treats to go with it. Kariba's is the only place to eat for me and I love returning every time!! Well done John and Marian keep maintaining those high standards ye have set!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karibas, Manager at Kariba's Restaurant, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to receive a review from somebody who has been visiting us regularly over the past 11 years, it is a great endorsement for us that you are still enjoying the Kariba's experience. Our customers are very important to us and we thank you for your continued support. We have printed off your review and posted it on our kitchen noticeboard, reviews like yours make all the hard work worthwhile and our staff were delighted with your very positive feedback. Many thanks and spread the word!!!! We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Galway, Ireland
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“Fab Quirky Restaurant - Saturday evening meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Found this restaurant through Tripadvisor as staying in Ballinasloe.

Staff very friendly and welcoming, shown a lovely round table and seconds later a larger one available and immediately asked did we want to move to have more space. We didn't.

Menu up outside the door. Beautiful Christmas window display.

Turkey and Ham €11.50, beautiful presentation/crockery and fab flavors, served with pickled red cabbage which was delicious. Lovely water/wine glasses. Children's lasagna good size (def homemade as delicious) and allowed mixture of chips and vegetables €5.50. Portion extra chips €2.95.

Kids drink available - innocent smoothies in their little cartoon with a straw. Colouring pages/crayons available and €20 colouring competition.

Will def be back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karibas, Manager at Kariba's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
I was delighted to read your review of a visit to Kariba's Restaurant in December 2012, it being our busiest month it brought a smile to my face to read of your positive experience and I am so glad that we met your expectations with both service and quality of food. All the team at Kariba's work extremely hard to ensure that our customers are well looked after and we thank you for taking the time to compliment us on our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kariba's Restaurant in 2013. Kind regards from all the Team at Kariba's Restaurant.
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“karibas ballinasloe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a great restaurant staff are so attentive food is fantastic and very reasonably priced. They never rush you out the door which I hate about other restaurants.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karibas, Manager at Kariba's Restaurant, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review your Kariba's Restaurant experience of 2012. We were delighted to read such positive comments and it is lovely to hear that you didn't feel rushed. We endeavour to provide a high quality day time service that our customers can relax and enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2013. Kind regards from all the Team at Kariba's Restaurant.
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