V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
www.kariburestaurant.co.za - +27 21 421 7005
Karibu Restaurant Cape Town Reviews
Traditional South African Dining Sep 06, 2011
After a day of touring Cape Town, South Africa I was in the mood for something traditionally South African. I saw a flyer on the street side for Karibu restaurant, which described itself as taste of South Africa, so I decided to seek it out. It is located on the V&A waterfront at the second level of the Victoria Wharf. There is dining inside as well as outside. It was such a nice evening and the views of the harbor and table mountain looked splendid so I chose to dine outside. The seating is comfortable and well lit with candle light as the sun was setting.
The menu has quite a lot to offer, and being unfamiliar with what was traditionally South African, I asked the waitress what she suggested. There are a number grilled meat dishes prepared in a traditional South African Braai style. For those unfamiliar with this term, it is an Afrikaans word for an open barbecue or grill. Traditionally, wood was used, but charcoal is more common now for convenience. In addition, the menu offered many chicken dishes, kebabs, seafood and even Ostrich. Vegetarian dishes are served as well. There is enough variety here to satisfy everyone.
I started with a Lamb and sugar bean soup, which was quite delicious. For the main course I had the line fish of the day served with a side of herb mashed potatoes. The waitress said the fish was a variety of bluefish and locally caught. I wouldn't describe it as a light and flakey fish, but a little more dense and very moist. It was not strongly fishy tasting, which I prefer, nicely seasoned and I enjoyed it very much. A couple of Castle beers with my dinner combined with the splendid views made this dining experience a memorable one. A perfect way to end my tour of Cape Town.
Part of the Under African Skies (Sep. 5-19, 2011) travel blog
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