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“A unique approach to south african food”
Review of Karibu

Karibu
Ranked #66 of 1,163 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: African, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Ballitoville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A unique approach to south african food”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Been to Karibu a few times and loved it everytime, they really have a unique and different way about them.

My favourite so far is the breadsticks for starters and the "lion's" mixed grill for main's.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Jaun_Wright
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KaribuRestaurant, Manager at Karibu, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hi Jaun

Thank you so much for your lovely review, Karibu is unique and we pride ourselves on that. I am so glad that you enjoyed our special breadsticks and the braai.

We will see you soon

Kindest Regards

Teagan
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great for Coeliacs”
Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

A little pricey but excellent food and attentive service.

My fiance is a Coeliac sufferer so she has to eat gluten free - and we were extremely well looked after by the very knowledgeable staff.

I would recommend this for the variety and quality of the african food. Great wibe selection too.... ;-)

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Thank David_t_Doe
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KaribuRestaurant, Manager at Karibu, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hi David

Thank you for a lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed your time at Karibu and that we could cater for all your needs, we ensure that our staff are well trained and ready for any requests that might come.

Kind Regards

Teagan
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London
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice food but not cheap but South African standards”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had a lovely meal sitting in the Wharf overlooking table mountain. The food was good, well served and we had a great time. The thing to remember is that this restaurant is in Victoria Wharf so is not cheap by restaurant standards in the area (but still a lot cheaper than by UK standards so we were happy).

  • Visited December 2012
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KaribuRestaurant, Manager at Karibu, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Good day David


Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed your experience at Karibu.


Kind Regards

Teagan
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Spot On!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Our 1st true authentic South African cuisine...and it was definitely one of the most unique and best experiences ever. Service was simply "Spot On" and a special mention to Mr. Keeps who not just managed to impress me, but also my wife who's quite difficult to impress!

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Thank Kiran_Chan
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KaribuRestaurant, Manager at Karibu, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Good Day Sir


I am glad that we met with your expectations and I am glad that Mr Kees gave you the best service.

We hope that you will join us soon, Thank You.


Kind Regards

Teagan
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Neston, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Smoked Springbok - delicious”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We ate at Karibu twice and were very pleased with the drink, food and the service. The atmosphere was friendly and none intrusive. I was also very pleasantly surprised by the size of the bill charged to my credit card. We would have no hestitation in eating there again. When we were there it was very windy, but there was an outside eating area.

  • Visited December 2012
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KaribuRestaurant, Manager at Karibu, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hi Richard


Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review we really appreciate it.



Kindest Regards

Teagan
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