Best restaurants in Sudan

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Khartoum


    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.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Khartoum

    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.

  • Restaurants in Port Sudan

    Ice Cream Dream

    With an appetizing selection of burgers, wraps and pizzas, this colourful outlet is a good place to fill your belly at any time of the day. As the name suggests, it also serves dangerously good ice creams (from S£10), although the choice of flavours is fairly limited. The vast, vivacious pavement terrace is usually packed to bursting with students and families in the evening.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Khartoum

    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.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Khartoum


    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.

  • Restaurants in Port Sudan

    Sea Side Restaurant & Coffee Shop

    One of many fish restaurants near the fish market, the Sea Side's distinctive asset is its sign in English. It's a popular place serving fish dishes in a pleasant convivial space that combines atmosphere with great sea views. Nagil (grouper) served with rice is the pick of the menu. Excellent fruit juices too.

  • Restaurants in Dongola


    With its flashy sign (in Arabic only) and dramatic bright-orange facade and walls adorned with tacky posters, this unmissable joint on the main drag has to be Dongola's kookiest spot. It churns out the usual Sudanese staples as well as pizzas, soups and salads. It's about 200m east of the hospital and almost opposite the green mosque, in a curve.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Khartoum


    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.

  • Restaurants in Gedaref

    Bet Urduni Siyahi

    This attractive restaurant is a good place to break up the Khartoum–Kassala journey with an eclectic menu that features well-prepared salads, fish and meat dishes. It occupies a peaceful compound, complete with a cluster of snug, traditional-style huts. The sign is in Arabic. It's just north off the disused railway station.

  • Restaurants in Khartoum


    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.

  • Restaurants in Khartoum


    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).

  • Restaurants in Khartoum

    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.

  • Restaurants in Suakin


    Lap up a reviving soft drink and scoff a grilled fish at this ramshackle eatery overlooking the fishing harbour, and you'll leave with a smile on your face. Everything's super fresh – it helps that the owner is a fisherman. The sign is in Arabic – just look for the shack painted in blue.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Halfa


    This place on the main drag thoroughly lacks any pretensions but is all the better for it. It specialises in chicken, served roasted or grilled on charcoal and accompanied with rice. Delicious! The sign is in Arabic; it's 50m east of the Agricultural Bank of Sudan, across the street.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Kassala

    Rawabi Pizza Ice Cream

    The sign is in Arabic only, but you can't miss this lively, bright and sleek place south of the souq – look for the flashy pink-and-yellow facade on Turaa St. Locals love it to bits and once you've tasted the pizza, you'll know why. Oh, and the ice creams are irresistible too.

  • Restaurants in Kassala

    Al Moringa Garden Restaurant

    Sure, Al Moringa is a bit out of the way, but this enticing garden restaurant is well worth the short taxi ride (about £10) from the centre. Clued-up locals claim it serves the best meat dishes in town, and after tasting its delicious shish kebab we'd be silly to argue.

  • Restaurants in Khartoum


    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.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Halfa


    Tuck into a plate of faultlessly grilled (or fried) bulti (Nile perch) at this welcoming fish restaurant right in the centre. It doesn't have a sign in English; find it 30m off the main drag, virtually opposite the Agricultural Bank of Sudan.

  • Restaurants in Atbara

    Al Sobhy Broast

    This ramshackle place east of the centre is one of the best places to grab a bite in Atbara. The speciality is roast chicken served with rice. The menu is translated into English, but the sign is in Arabic – get there by rickshaw.

  • Restaurants in Khartoum

    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.