Karibu – April ’19

We have been to Karibu a few years and I distinctly remember going back for the bread rolls they were divine, so see they were on the list for Restaurant Week, we were excited.

Having arrived at Karibu, we were seated and handed the A la Carte Menu, I quickly advised that we were there for Restaurant Week and should it not have a different menu, after a lot boring back and forth and having numerous people involved, the issues was resolved. I felt so bad for the manager and staff as they haven’t been informed, but shame they were all very apologetic as well as the head chef, so after a “bumpy start” we were ready to get on our way.




CRAYFISH BISQUE – A creamy crayfish and tomato soup with Pernod.


BOBOTIE SPRINGROLLS – Bobotie springrolls lightly fried and served with chutney and banana and yoghurt.


SNOEK PÂTÉ – An exquisite experience of the Cape’s best – a traditional Cape fish pâté, with crostini or roosterkoek.


OSTRICH FILLET – From the Karoo – healthy, lean and tasty – grilled and served with a sweet onion marmalade sauce.


KAROO LAMB BREDIE – A succulent Karoo lamb stew served with savoury or basmati rice – a recipe handed down from generation to generation.


CHICKEN SCHNITZEL – Juicy crumbed chicken fillet, pan-fried to perfection and served with a mushroom sauce and potato wedges or savoury rice.


VEGAN BOBOTIE (V) – A traditional South African dish made the vegan way with a combination of Cape Malay spices, lentils and fruity chutney, topped with a coconut turmeric cream and baked to perfection.


V & A CRÈME BRÛLÉE – A Karibu speciality infused with Amarula and topped with caramelized berries.


ICE CREAM & HOT CHOCOLATE SAUCE – Vanilla ice cream topped with our Karibu caramel chocolate sauce.


MILKTART – An old family recipe – cinnamon infused custard tart.

The starters were delicious with a capital D, we choose the Crayfish Bisque and the Bobotie Springrolls.

The ostrich fillet was cooked to perfection, very succulent and the marmalade sauce was the perfect accompaniment.

That Chicken Schnitzel with the mushroom sauce definitely made my Top 10 list of best Chicken Schnitzel’s.

Desserts were the Crème Brulee and Milktart, both yummy in their own right.

All in all, after a bumpy start Karibu’s food and team redeemed themselves, well done!

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Name: Karibu

Address: Shop 156, The Wharf Centre, V&A Waterfront, Victoria Wharf, Cape Town Central

Telephone Number: +27 21 421 7005/6

Email Address: kariburestaurant@mweb.co.za

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00am – 23:00pm

Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason ‘Dubbz’ Petersen

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