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Kilimanjaro Restaurant

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4317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2912
+1 215-387-1970
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“tilapia” (3 reviews)
“lamb dish” (2 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
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CUISINES
African
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2912
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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
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...More

1  Thank LMM2424
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...More

1  Thank lhamilt77
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...More

1  Thank SethandAnn
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,...More

2  Thank Traveholica
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...More

2  Thank Pouya D
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
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...More

3  Thank Laura K
Reviewed May 12, 2013

I love this place, the first time going there was great I find myself going the almost once a week. The atmosphere is right the customer service is right and the food is right.

2  Thank RellWattz
Reviewed February 6, 2013

I have never been to Senegal. but have eaten homemade Senegalese meals. This place makes stuff like your mom would if she were an EXCELLENT home cook. Spices and sauces are exotic, but not unfamiliar. A must try app is the meat patties (still shining...More

2  Thank jan_klincewicz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $15
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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: +1 215-387-1970
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