Best restaurants in Khartoum

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    Al-Housh

    Everyone, from cabbies to well heeled families, flocks to this legendary eatery in Omdurman, where you dine like a prince and pay like pauper. Loosen that belt for succulent agashi (fish or meat seared over charcoal), heaping helpings of salads and perky meatballs. The enormous dining room has bags of character.

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    Assaha Village

    With its vaulted dining room, brick walls and elegantly set tables, Assaha is poised to take you on a culinary magic-carpet ride. Nibble on a platter of olives while perusing the huge menu, perhaps settling on delicious meze (with great hummus) followed by a classic shwarma. The attractive terrace at the back is highly sought after at dinner.

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    Fish Wok

    Everyone loves an insider's tip, and Fish Wok is that easy-to-miss 'secret spot' that locals like to recommend. Hidden behind a row of dull multistorey buildings, it prepares delectable fish dishes – the bulti (Nile perch) served with bread and salad is the best we've had in Sudan. The setting is appealing too, with wooden low tables and chairs under a vast tent.

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    Amwaj

    A Khartoum institution. The waiters are snappy, ingredients are fresh, and prices are reasonable for scrumptious dishes such as grilled chicken, roast lamb and shwarma. Those who enjoy a sweet at the end of the meal will be impressed by the delicious baklava and other treats on offer. Some might find the decor a bit too hospital-like but that's the only gripe.

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    Laziz

    Elbows out – this is indisputably the most popular eatery in the centre of Khartoum and it's always busy, whether it be with takeaway orders, hungry employees helping themselves at the salad bar, or friends simply sipping a cup of tea on the outdoor terrace in the evening. One thing is sure: its shwarma is the best this side of the Nile.

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    Gad

    This lively eatery on the main drag to the airport sells filling and seriously scrumptious local dishes, such as roast meat, shwarma, shish kebabs, kota (meat balls), plus pizza, yoghurt and sweets. It's nicely decked out, with an open-air terrace opening onto the (noisy) street and a quieter upstairs dining room.

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    Ozone

    There's a good selection of taste-bud temptations on the menu of this upbeat cafe, from tasty sandwiches and frondy salads to appetising cakes and tantalising pastries. Everything's prepared fresh and attractively presented. It's set in the middle of a roundabout (fear not, there's plenty of shade).

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    Tutti Frutti

    Boasting an enviable garden terrace and strong wi-fi, Tutti Frutti is a good place to plant yourself for a few hours. There's a respectable selection of Western-style creations such as waffles, crepes, salads, ice cream, pizzas and sandwiches. Good coffee and thick smoothies round out the offerings.

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    Parista

    This is a sleek cafeteria with a vast selection of cakes, muffins, pastries and sandwiches. With its cool blasts of air-con, it's a great place to escape the heat. The coffee also earns top marks and the fruit juices are irresistible. Excellent breakfasts, too.

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    Syrian Castle Restaurant and Cafeteria

    This humming venue adjoining the Regency Hotel churns out shwarma that will leave you a drooling mess. There are some good salads, which will gladden vegetarian hearts, as well as vitamin-packed fruit juices.

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    Ice Cream 41

    If you think life is unbearable without a scoop of chocolate, vanilla or banana, bookmark this popular hole-in-the-wall. There's no seating – punters sample their ice cream on the pavement.

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    Italy Pizza Center

    Locals are fond of this tidy pizza outlet with a colourful façade, which serves arguably the best pizza in Khartoum.