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Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 7005
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

In a short visit to Cape Town we found many excellent restaurants, even in tourist areas, and lovely friendly service. But the best of all was Karibu on the V and A Waterfront. Appetizers of traditional snoek pate and Cajun spiced grilled calamari were very...More

Thank Bytowner
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very nice restaurant which offers a unique african vibe... we visited karibu last week and it was almost full! We waited for a few minutes and we found quickly a table. The menu has many traditional dishes such as bobotie. It also offers ostrich,...More

Thank giwgiw
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wide variety of local cuisine options .Service From Sharon Was Splendid! 💗 was accommodating,proactive and very welcoming.cocktails were Amazing! general intentior design and atmosphere is quite impressive.Will definitely be returning 👍

Thank shannon h
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ristorante che offre piatti tipici ad un ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo. Staff numeroso e cortese che aiuta a scegliere i migliori piatti della cucina di Cape Town. Come famiglia con due figli grandi abbiamo apprezzato tutto, sia carne che pesce. Consigliato sicuramente. We are a family...More

Thank Ricco64
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the crocodile and the kudu. Great food, great service (by 'forgive' our waiter), great times!

Thank Renatesmeink
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great dinner with very good recommodations of our waiter. We had carpaccio from three different animals and for the Main course we had grilled meat from different animals. The meat quality was excellent. Great place to go.

Thank Obiwan152
Reviewed 3 days ago

Competent & friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Food was excellent. A wide variety of wine on the menu. For an upmarket restaurant in the V&A, the prices are reasonable.

Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Karibu specifically to try South African dishes, and we were impressed with the number of selections. The food we ordered was perfectly cooked and delicious, and our waiter Emmerson took the time to ask what types of wine we preferred so that he...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ms Aritha. The most kind waitress in South Africa .Delicious food, excellent african beer We will be back as soon as possible.

Thank fximenes2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on a busy Friday evening but the service and food was excellent. Nigel, our waiter was helpful and gave great advice as to what dishes to try. Thanks for a great experience!

Thank puldruk
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Questions & Answers
31 July 2017|
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Response from KaribuRestaurant | Property representative |
Dear Rups13, Kindly let us know when you are going to be in Cape Town and we will then arrange face painting for your children at our restaurant. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Kindest regards, Yulia Karibu... More
28 November 2016|
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Response from KaribuRestaurant | Property representative |
Good Afternoon. We are serving our usual great A La Carte menu on Christmas day, the only time we have a special menu is on New Years Eve. Kind Regards Jamie Rowntree Exec Chef
13 January 2015|
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Response from leffertslady | Reviewed this property |
I enjoyed our meal very much and as said before prices in SA are cheaper as compared to the US. I assume that most restaurants at the waterfront target tourist, but this did not have a touristy atmosphere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 156, The Wharf Centre | Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 7005
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