Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Djibouti City

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-Italian). Savour palate-pleasing pizzas, pastas, steaks or s…
Top Choice Yemeni in Djibouti City

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-like bread and a devilish mokbasa (purée of honey and either d…
Top Choice French in Djibouti City

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 justly revered for its refined French-inspired cuisine with a…
Top Choice Ethiopian in Djibouti City

La Terrasse

Bargain! 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 lit dining area and an open kitchen – not to mentio…
Yemeni in Djibouti City

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, grouper or barracuda) in the fridge and it’s barbecued a la Yem…
Seafood in Djibouti City

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 whatever happens to flop onto the quayside. If they’re on of…
French in Djibouti City

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 decor is easy on the eye, with a thoughtful blend of rustic and…
Seafood in Djibouti City

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 steak and poisson yemenite. There are some good pastas and sala…
Italian in Djibouti City

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 meat dishes. A homemade pie or a chocolate mousse will finis…
Japanese in Djibouti City

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 features French classics, burgers and camel steak (yes!). An…