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Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 7005
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Karibu
1. Deep Fried Calamari
" grilled calamari were very good."
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2. Safari Platter
"Try the game meat platter for two and some pinotage."
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3. Lamb Cutlets
"it was definitely the best, most tender piece of meat I've ever had."
Armaity M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The favorite was indeed the braai platter. Amazing views of the waterfront and table mountain. Outstanding service by Evidence, she went out of her way to accommodate our requests, nothing was too much for her. I wish every restaurant has an Evidence. Will indeed be...More

Thank Michelle W
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I went to Karibu for a real SA meal experience. We had not really had one yet even on Safari. We had the fish pate and the venison skewer and it was amazing. For desert we had an African sort of donut...More

Thank McK5nz
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi We at Karibu are always happy to receive such great reviews from satisfied clients. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time. Thanks again. Karibu team

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate here on a busy Saturday evening where the restaurant had a good vibe and atmosphere. The starter of springbok carpaccio was excellent as was the boboti. The crayfish was also very good. Our waitress was Memory who was very attentive, good with customers...More

Thank miniadventure
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is catering for people who are looking for a taste of South Africa. Ostrich, crocodile and kudu all feature. The ostrich fillet was very well received; however, the carpaccio had been prepared so long ago that it was sticking to the plate. A prawn...More

Thank TomJohnston52
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Karibu is a huge place. When we came in it felt like a big food chain. But.... the eXperience was very Good, great food but the waiting staff really made the difference! Thanks to Daniel and especially memory to make it a great experience for...More

Thank MarlousJ1
Reviewed 2 days ago

I arrived very early and hungry, since I neglected to eat breakfast. I ordered a butternut squash soup, venison shish kebab and a bourbon. Friendly attentive service and a satisfying meal ...thank you, Karibu

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the most disappointing meal we had on the last few weeks in Africa. The wines are extremely expensive, the dishes are small (main courses looks like the starters), the service (Joseph the waiter and Daniel the wine guy) is not good at all...More

Thank Aviv S
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good day Aviv Thanks for the review. So sorry to hear about your experience at the restaurant and really sorry that we didn't meet up to your expectations. Would really have loved the opportunity to rectify the scenario to ensure that you left here completely...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently visited Cape Town. We were a party of eight friends. On the first day we went to the Victoria Wharf. As we were looking for a place to eat for lunch we saw the Karibu. The restaurant was so inviting that all of...More

Thank Adventure722754
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Thanks for the review and glad we could provide the setting for a lovely, lazy and great lunch. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance, food and service. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Karibu team

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am at Karibu restaurant with my wife.This is the best restaurant in V&A Waterfront. Service is excellent and the menu is scrumptious. Prices are also reasonable for the location of the restaurant. When you are in Cape Town its a definite must do. Karibu...More

Thank Navigator817182
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Kabelo Thanks for taking the time to write the review and glad you enjoyed the time here at Karibu Restaurant. Kind regards Karibu team

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were part of a tour group that had dinner together when atoning the first night in Cape Town. Although we had a pre-arranged menu, the meal was well prepared. The wait staff was also friendly and attentive. I am sure this would be a...More

Thank 1Trippermonth
KaribuRestaurant, General Manager at Karibu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Thanks so much for the lovely review and glad you enjoyed the time here with us. So sorry about the annoyance will definitely address that issue. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Kind regards Karibu team

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Lora V
October 15, 2017|
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Response from KaribuRestaurant | Property representative |
Good Morning. Thank you for the mail. We have an extensive A La Carte menu as well as set menus. If you go onto our website you can view our menu. kariburestaurant Kind Regards Karibu
July 31, 2017|
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Response from KaribuRestaurant | Property representative |
Dear Rups13, Kindly let us know when you are going to be in Cape Town and we will then arrange face painting for your children at our restaurant. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Kindest regards, Yulia Karibu... More
November 28, 2016|
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Response from KaribuRestaurant | Property representative |
Good Afternoon. We are serving our usual great A La Carte menu on Christmas day, the only time we have a special menu is on New Years Eve. Kind Regards Jamie Rowntree Exec Chef
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$150 - $390
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 7005
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We are a Truly South African Restaurant situated in the World Class V & A Waterfront. We serve traditional unpretentious good South African cuisine to international guests and locals alike.
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