Top ChoiceItalian in Mzuzu

Macondo Camp

This Italian restaurant offers treats such as homemade pasta made daily, Parmesan flown from Italy and monthly live music on the stoep. Dishes include pizza, steaks, spring rolls and the ever-popular ravioli with...

Top ChoiceThai in Nkhata Bay

Kaya Papaya

Close to the harbour, with a big upstairs balcony overlooking the main street, Kaya Papaya has an appealing Afro-Asian-fusion chic that's matched by a menu of zesty salads, pizza and Thai fare such as green...

Asian in Mzuzu

Joy's Place

This restaurant attached to the hostel of the same name serves noodle and kimchi dishes, as well as Western choices such as chicken burger and steak and chips. The dinky bar and prayer-flag decor make it one of...

Indian in Mzuzu

A1 Restaurant

Indigo- and red-walled A1 has sport on the TV above the bar, and a menu featuring North Indian and Malawian cuisine. It offers classic dishes like tikka masala and rogan josh; the butter chicken is tasty.

Malawian in Mzuzu

Soul Kitchen

Watch Mzuzu go by on Soul Kitchen's shaded stoep with a barbecue smoking away at one end and a view of the city's only traffic light. Barbecued chicken, chambo, omelette and T-bone steak are on the menu.

Malawian in Nkhata Bay

Crest View

Thrifty travellers appreciate this local hang-out with football on the TV and a good view of the action happening on the main street. Nsima (a filling porridge-like dish made from white maize flour and water)...

Fast Food in Mzuzu

Midlands Fast Foods

Grab a chicken-tikka pizza to go from Parvez and the guys in this snack bar at the foot of the Karonga road. Indian food, burgers and chambo are also on the menu.

Malawian in Nkhata Bay

Hot Spot

With plenty of local characters frequenting it, this simple eatery has vibrant red walls and sits on the main drag by the harbour. Authentic Malawian fare like fresh fish, beef, nsima, beans and rice is on offer.

Indian in Nkhata Bay

Take Away Palace

Run by a local Indian family, the Palace has seating in a diner-style interior or outside. Feast on a menu spanning Northern Indian cuisine and Western dishes. It also does takeaways. Near the harbour.