Hargeisa restaurants

Top Choice Yemeni in Hargeisa


You’ll leave this excellent restaurant, specialising in Yemeni dishes, as full as an egg, and whatever you opt for is certain to tickle your taste buds in just the right way. The mendi (lamb) and hanid mutton or goa…
Top Choice Cafeteria in Hargeisa

Kulan Art Cafe

Ease into low gear sinking a fruit juice or a Somali tea at this atmospheric lounge bar owned by Kulan, a fashion designer whose shop is just across the street. It’s genteel and civilised, and a popular hang-out for…
Top Choice Somali in Hargeisa

Summer Time Restaurant

This trendy (for Hargeisa) outfit was the flavour of the month at the time of writing. It gets kudos for its expansive menu (written in English) that will satisfy even the pickiest eater. You can have omelettes, cor…
Somali in Hargeisa

Dalxiis Restaurant

The Dalxiis is an enticing ‘park restaurant’, with a garden-like setting. Get your fingers dirty experimenting with the wide range of Somali dishes, including geel hanid (roast camel), basmati rice, goat and grilled…
Pizzeria in Hargeisa

Fish & Steak House

Belying its name, this venture is regarded as the best place in town for a fresh pizza. If pizzas aren’t doing it for you, delve into fish and meat dishes. The outdoor tables are pleasant and the service is good. It…
Somali in Hargeisa

African Village

Opposite Maan-soor Hotel, this large compound is one of the favourite haunts of diaspora Somalilanders, who come here to relax and sample excellent fare, including Ethiopian specialities, pastas, fish dishes, burger…
Somali in Hargeisa


Located at the hotel of the same name, Hadhwanaag is a great place to sample Somali specialities like loxox (a pancake-like flatbread with butter and honey), fish, goat, chicken and pasta. Enjoy your plunder under a…
Somali in Hargeisa

Imperial Hotel

The Imperial’s on-site restaurant serves an assortment of well-prepared Djiboutian, Somali and Yemeni dishes. Don’t miss its delicious anbabur (pancake with egg, milk curd and sugar), served on Mondays and Thursdays…
Cafeteria in Hargeisa


You can’t miss this bustling cafeteria – look for the red-and-white building near Telesom. It rustles up simple dishes such as spaghetti and sandwiches. The outdoor terrace is ideal for honing people-watching skills…
Ethiopian in Hargeisa

Ethiopian Restaurant

True to its name, this authentic Ethiopian eatery serves good honest Ethiopian fare in intimate, low-key surrounds. Be sure to get your caffeine fix served in the traditional style. Opposite Kulan Art Cafe.