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“Great food, service so so” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Babanusa - CLOSED

Babanusa
Cuisines: American, African
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food, service so so”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Ordered the $40 banquet which looked like good value but turned out to be a little disappointing. With mains around the $20 mark, we probably could have done better. Nevertheless the food was very tasty, but service needs more attention.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank donaldasher
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28 reviews from our community

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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Glad I made the leap”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Admittedly thought I would be out of my comfort zone dining here, but was glad I did try it. Tasty affordable mains with prompt service. Would go again.

Visited May 2012
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Thank cdflash
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Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Consistent quality, great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

You'll usually find this placed packed every night so get in early for a booking or a takeaway order.
From the half dozen times we've picked up food from Babanusa the quality has been consistent but the serving size has often varied significantly to the point where I've questioned the value offered a couple of times.
This should be an eat-in experience.
Side note: there's no frozen meals here as a previous review has stated, the kitchen is fairly open and I've not ever seen a meal pulled from a freezer and re-heated through all my visits.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Bradws
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
“woeful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

our food came out on plastic plates. Elements were obviously frozen or pre packaged. over priced and terrible presentation. I'm not quite sure if they serve garden salad with everything in africa but at babanusa they do. we had to pay extra $2 for rice and it was undercooked and far too small a portion to charge extra for.The spiced tea was nice but for $8 for 2 small mugs i would think a pot would be better. After paying the bill and leaving i was not satisfied or happy. thumbs down.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Katlyn_12
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Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Vegetarian's delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

I have been here several times and it has changed owner's/chef's and just keeps getting better and better. The atmosphere doesn't bring much to the table but the food makes up for it. There's a wide selection of dishes and all are equally delicious. It's so nice to find somewhere that does food that is a little different and not your standard pasta, pizza, risotto or a big slab of meat. Staff are always incredibly friendly, relaxed and seem to genuinely enjoy their job which is nice to see. Prices are excellent and presentation of the food is great.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank JessicaBr00ke
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