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“Amazing Food Joint” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Karambezi Cafe

Karambezi Cafe
Ranked #3 of 299 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For more than 15 years the Karambezi Cafe has been serving the East African coast with fine seafood and continental dishes. Travel to Dar es Salaam and one of our thousands of friends will say "You have to go to the Karambezi". Our restaurant evolves and changes daily and through time. Come for a luxurious buffet breakfast from 6 am daily to a cocktail served whilst you overlook the Indian Ocean and dine on an Admirals Platter. Karambezi Cafe....Come Home....
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Amazing Food Joint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Nice place, great ambiance, amazing food, great taste, good service. Price is on the higher side. But it is okay, manageable. The place you would love to revisit

Visited June 2013
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Thank Samuel S
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Doha, Qatar
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111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“seems very popular??”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

As a part of Sea Cliff hotel just beside of Casino, this is very important when you want to visit this place. Your driver will drop you to the main entrance and staff will send you to "village" just a 2 minutes away, when they hear that you want sea food or some restaurants. Why they not direct you to Karambezi I don't know? I found it in 3rd visit. located just on the Cliff, nice sea view but some times you will find that windows are dirty, so you can not be able to make nice pictures.
Usually is full, but you will find a place in some corner. They offer a various type of food, delicious so I shall try each time different one to check all. It seems that pizza in open fire place should be nice, too. Choice of drinks are excellent, atmosphere also, but be patient when order, due to full "house" we waited for our fish meals almost 1 hour. If you want discreet air conditioned place just come inside on first floor. I believe that my pictures will better describe atmosphere, taste is good. Just to remind you to be careful when you are making pictures, locals don't like to be on them. I shall visit them again but before sun down to make more better pictures and avoid initial rush hour.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank mikeprodanovic
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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Breath Taking View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

My friends and I went for the buffet breakfast .. The staff were were friendly and the view was just amazing.. I had my 6 month old son with me and requested for a high chair which was quickly arranged. The staff were very helpful and also offered to bring me whatever I needed from the buffet as i could not leave my son alone. The breakfast is abit pricy.. 28,500/- but i guess we paid for the view.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Shahista H
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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68 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Top up on berries!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Eating out at the Karambezi Cafe cafe costs an arm and a leg but when it comes to their desserts, cookies and cakes I tend to forget the cost!

Two nights ago, I had the Berry Vacherin which sincerely could have had more than one miserly strawberry. A berry dessert should be a real treat with loads of berries especially when it bears the name BERRY! Top up on berries Karambezi ... this dessert was disappointing!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Abiria
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Food with sea breeze”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Fantastic seaview. Slightly overpriced and a bit overcrowded. They've recently completed renovations, so more seating places are avaiable, but it doesn't solve a problem. You can never go wrong with line fish, but octopus is not impressive. Tempura shrimps are nice. Good place for team building initiatives though -)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Galina_Molchanova
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