Must see restaurants in Djibouti City

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    Time Out

    You wouldn't know it from the street, but Time Out is one of the most enticing places in town for tasty Italian and Ethiopian food (the owner is Ethiopian…

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    Mukbassa Central – Chez Youssouf

    In business for ages, this Djibouti City icon is famous for one thing and one thing only: poisson yemenite (oven-baked fish). It's served with a chapati…

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    Café de la Gare

    Dining at this upscale gourmet restaurant is a treat. The elegant dining room is decorated with earthy tones and classy furniture, and Café de la Gare is…

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    La Terrasse

    This place has plenty of character and serves up good Ethiopian food as well as pasta and sandwiches at puny prices. It occupies a rooftop, with a moodily…

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    Restaurant National – Chez Hamdani

    This perennial favourite specialises in poisson yemenite (oven-baked fish). There are no menus; just choose your glistening beastie (usually sea bream,…

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    La Mer Rouge

    Seafood, seafood and seafood – that’s all that matters at La Mer Rouge, Djibouti City’s premier address for crustaceans and fish. The menu revolves around…

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    La Chaumière

    This popular joint overlooking the main square serves well-prepared French favourites as well as a good selection of Chinese dishes and sandwiches. The…

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    Restaurant Saba

    This Yemeni-run institution serves well-prepared fish and meat dishes without fuss. Some reliable choices are skewered fish, fillet of barracuda, camel…

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    Le Pizzaiolo

    Feast on palate-blowing Italian specialities in this zingy trattoria-like venue. The menu roves from faultlessly cooked pizzas to pasta and from salads to…

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    Melting Pot

    If you have a sashimi or yakitori craving that must be met while in Djibouti, head to cute and cosy Melting Pot for authentic Japanese food. The menu also…

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    Le Mosaic

    Inside the Sheraton Djibouti Hotel, you’ll find a casually elegant restaurant that is noted for its lavish dinner buffets – don't miss the seafood buffet…

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    Restaurant L’Historil

    Subdued lighting, cosy surrounds, a soothing blue colour scheme and an ample selection of taste-bud-titillating specialities have made this restaurant one…

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    L'Etoile de Kokeb

    This Ethiopian restaurant is a good initiation to the cuisine of neighbouring Ethiopia, with all the classics, including vegetarian dishes. European…

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    Tentazioni

    If pastas, pizzas or creamy risotto make your stomach quiver with excitement, slide into this great Italian restaurant inside the Djibouti Palace…

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    Couleur Café

    Unusually for Djibouti City, this cafeteria comes with a touch of character, created by its snug interior. It's a good place for a light meal any time of…

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    Bunna House

    Located right in the centre, this trendy cafeteria-cum-fast-food outlet is a handy spot for a cheap, uncomplicated, walk-in bite. Tuck into well made…

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    Restaurant Vietnam

    This well-established restaurant serves an exquisite selection of authentic Vietnamese and Chinese dishes – those in the know claim that the pork chop…

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    Nil Bleu

    A great place to quieten a growling stomach without breaking the bank, this busy Djiboutian place serves simple fish dishes, salads, rice and spags. It…

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    Casino

    This well-stocked supermarket has a good selection of wines and beers.

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    Restaurant Lac Assal

    Part of Djibouti Palace Kempinski hotel, this restaurant is renowned for its themed buffet meals. The Friday brunch is popular.