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Cafe Zambezi

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Shop 214 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia
+260 97 1111719
07:30 - 00:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate there twice. The food was excellent, but choose carefully, the platters are huge. Could not fault the service, the waiting staff were excellent.

Thank John H
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at the café Zambezi. The staff was very accommodating and in the food was tremendous. The portions were huge and reasonably priced. Try the crocodile tail… Taste like chicken

Thank Bill J
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to share a moment with friend. Perfect for either watching your weekend games with the boys or a place to relax with adult crowds....ha

Thank Tulumbe C
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So place is ok, indoor restaurant, outdoor restaurant and a live band that plays very very well. Good place for family n friends. Food is ok n in very big portions and waitresses very helpful.

Thank Chichi M
Belgrade, Serbia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends of mine recommended this restaurant. And it was good recommendation. When I was there I decide to try crocodile meet. It was not mistake. During weekends it can be overcrowded and than service is slow. PS There is part in garden for smokers.

Thank Tomislav60
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here twice now, and we'll keep going. It's good food, large portions and offers some African and Zambian food.

Thank Drew G
Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Livingstone, we had dinner one night at this restaurant. I ordered the Village Chicken, a local dish, and my daughter had a burger and fries. Both meals were very good and they gave a ton of food. As well, the prices were very good. For both meals, we spent about $16 USD. The service was good and the... More 

Thank Shana K
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278 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is expensive here, but you get a LOTof it - enough for two meals in some cases. I went twice; the first time I got goat curry, which was tasty (and the meat was really tender), but lukewarm - as though it was microwaved or had been sitting out. The second time, I got the croc ribs; a... More 

Thank Shannon S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of traditional african meals, a must go in Livingstone! Been there for a late lunch and breakfast, just a bot annoying they didn't have any coffee. They seem to have live music on fridays and saturdays, but I didn't check. Good local music playing and tables outside, best restaurant I've been to in Lvi!

Thank Rafaella D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and his friends love to hang out here. Great food and TV for watching futbol. I only ate there once. The food was good and the environment was friendly and laid back.

Thank celomik

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
African, Cafe, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 214 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Zambia  >  Southern Province  >  Livingstone
  • Phone Number: +260 97 1111719
Eat authentic Zambian and African food with the locals, enjoy Caribbean food including Jerk Chicken and Caribbean goat curry. Try our wood-fire pizza, gourmet burgers and extensive vegetarian options including our eggplant and haloumi burger. Get ready for the warm Livingstone hospitality and a good time in our candlelit leafy courtyard. Look out for our traditional dancing nights!! See you there!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?