Karibu Restaurant

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V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Karibu Restaurant Cape Town Reviews

Andraf Andraf
7 reviews
South African fare at the V&A Waterfront Jan 08, 2017
We picked this restaurant among the others at the V&A because we wanted to try South African cuisine. They have an outside area with nice views over the V&A Waterfront but it was full when we visited so we had to settle for eating inside.

Service was courteous, answered all our questions. It was also maybe bit slow, but the restaurant was full at dinner time and we could see that our waiter was running around to other tables. I tried the bobotie and since it was my first time eating bobotie I can't really compare it with others, I can only say that I've enjoyed it. They recommended two wines, a white and a red which we enjoyed. They also had a men chorus who sang a few lovely songs. We had a good time here.
Karibu Restaurant, Cape Town
Bobotie, Karibu Restaurant, Cape T…
Karibu Restaurant, Cape Town
Karibu Restaurant, Cape Town
2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
planxty says:
Good tip Andreea,

that food looks lovely and the presentation is great.
Posted on: Mar 26, 2017
spocklogic says:
I ate here too when in SA (my review below yours). I enjoyed it and nice views of the waterfront, eh?
Posted on: Jan 08, 2017
Another fabulous new tip from you. Well done.
Posted on: Jan 08, 2017
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325 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.
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Karibu restaurant front from outsi…
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6 / 6 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
spocklogic says:
It was especially nice with the good views.
Posted on: Mar 08, 2012
sansan says:
Enjoy life taste life... very good!
Posted on: Mar 07, 2012

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