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“Egte Suid Afrikaner Kos”
Review of Karoo kombuis

Karoo kombuis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Egte Suid Afrikaner Kos”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Quaint, honest and certainly lives up to its reputation. Visiting the area should include a visit to this restaurant offering the real South African food experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Rael10
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A dining experience!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

An absolute must visit when in the area. This is not just a restaurant but a dining experience. The hosts are interesting and welcoming as if you are long lost friends. The food is traditional South African, like grandma's just better. The menu hasn't changed for 10 years! The food is unreal and we were dying to go back. When we were indecisive about what to choose they served us a little of everything!

A few things to keep in mind - booking is essential ( some days they don't open at all if they don't have sufficient bookings); bring your own wine as they aren't licensed and they don't accept credit cards.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Bellex_13
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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Booking essential”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Good Karoo biased cooking served up by a trio of dedicated owners, you need to take your own wine(no corkage!) and as it is a small place booking is essential

Visited February 2013
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Thank woodcol
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Quirky”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Well-established and tiny restaurant on a side road off the main street. Home kitchen cooking with no menu, you choose from what there is on the night, though I don't think it changes that much. Very personal and friendly.

Visited January 2013
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Thank TonyNorwich
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Down a side street in this charming town of side streets you will find this quirky little resteraunt. The owners and chef are so friendly and the food so good you will think you are eating Granmas cooking. What you order is what you get. No the menu is not 10 pages long so you dont have a decison to make. Go eat here next time you are in this part of the Karoo. For that matter make a detour just for the experience. Each time I have eaten here the locals are eating also. Need I say more?

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Trev N
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