Moukbasa National

restaurants / Middle Eastern

Moukbasa National information

Djibouti City , Djibouti
Ave 13
+253 21351588
fish menu DFr2000
Opening hours
lunch & dinner Sat-Thu
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There are a few good ventures specialising in poisson yemenite (oven-baked fish) around town but this one was the most popular at the time of writing, although it’s not right in the thick of things. There are no menus; just choose your glistening beastie (usually sea bream, grouper or barracuda) in the fridge and it’s barbecued a la Yemeni : the whole thing is sliced in half, smacked against the walls of a fire pit and baked to a black crisp – you’re welcome to have a look and take pictures. It’s sprinkled with hot pepper and served with a chapati (flatbread) and a belt-bustingly good mokbasa (purée of honey and either dates or banana). Truly finger-licking.