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Kilimanjaro Restaurant

University City
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4317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2912
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely appreciated the food. It was delicious. I had the dibi and fish and they were both lovely. Being from Senegal I know exactly how both of them should taste. The only thing I wasn't happy about was the lack of attention of one of the servers (although super pretty and fine talk lady) who was constantly on her... More 

Thank moyazou
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Have been here twice and food was so delicious both times! Chicken I had last time was super moist! Last time I had the lamb chops which were very good. Make sure you try one of their finger drinks, it was awesome! Next time, I'm going to try their fried fish which I have heard is very popular as well.... More 

Thank Asim L
Newport, NH
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Having lived in Senegal with the Peace Corps, the food brings back great memories for me. The tastes were wonderful and the owners super kind. I will go back to this restaurant every time we visit Philly. It's an easy bus ride too!

Thank SethandAnn
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love the food at this restaurant. I eat at this place very often. My starter is the house salad as an appetizer with the house dressing (delicious!). My favorite dish is the Chicken Dibi with brown rice. The prices at this restaurant are a bit higher than other west African restaurants in the area, however I highly recommend the... More 

1 Thank LMM2424
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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221 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We went to Kilimanjaro at about 8p for dinner on a Thursday evening, and didn't eat until 9p. BUT....the food.was.phenomonal. You know there is someone cooking in the kitchen that has no recipe, but knows how to make spectacular food every single time. You know someone's mom/cousin generationally passed the preparations down the line. You know you are going to... More 

1 Thank lhamilt77
Newport, NH
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Having served in Senegal in the Peace Corps back on 1995 I was super excited to try the food again. I ordered the three staples, thiebujen, yassa, and maffe. All were delicious, but the yassa took the prize. The service was great and the waitress let me practice my rusty Wolof and took no offense as I butchered her native... More 

1 Thank SethandAnn
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a small local restaurant that anyone living close by would return to time and time again. The food is very delicious, seasoned to the bone. On this visit I had their Tilapia. It was so good, I can still taste it! To drink, I tried a Ginger-Mango juice. It was fresh ginger and real mango. I will not... More 

2 Thank Traveholica
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went there on Monday of Labor day weekend, for dinner. The menu items sounded exotic and authentic, though they were all based on fish, red meat (lamb and beef), and chicken. I initially ordered for grilled lamb rack. After 10 minutes, the server came back saying they are out of it; hence I replaced it with a lamb shank.... More 

2 Thank Pouya D
West Haven, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

If you skip this restaurant, you missing out heavenly food. They cook and you enjoy! the best of the best!

4 Thank Amy W
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I'd never had authentic african cuisine before, so I have nothing to compare this to, but it was wonderful! Didn't think I'd be into the fried plantaines, but boy was I wrong - yum!! The chicken Yasa was amazing, however I recommend getting the dinner size, as the lunch portion just wasn't enough for me. Our server was so sweet... More 

3 Thank Laura K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $15
African, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2912
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighborhood: University City
  • Phone Number: 215-387-1970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?