Eastern Uganda restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Jinja


This industrial-chic deli and cafe is just the trick for homesick travellers. Tasty espresso drinks, brownies, lovely oversized salads, nachos and sandwiches on crusty fresh bread have patrons lining up. Seating is …
Top Choice Indian in Mbale

Nurali's Café

This popular Indian restaurant delivers delicious flavours from the tandoor. The chicken tikka masala is melt-in-your-mouth good, plus there's excellent palak paneer and naan with big chunks of garlic. Add to that f…
International in Jinja

Black Lantern

Bujagali's premier dining destination is set under an elegant traditional thatched-roof overlooking the water. The extensive menu showcases dishes from around the world. Barbecued spare ribs are the house speciality…
International in Jinja

Gately on the Nile

The restaurant on the back porch of the popular boutique hotel of the same name exudes the atmosphere of a Balinese garden. The fusion menu serving butter chicken, burgers and Thai specialities shows plenty of inter…
Cafe in Jinja

Source Café

A magnet for expats seeking reliable wi-fi (not free but cheap and fast), this attractive cafe does excellent French-press coffee, baked goods and sandwiches. The porch with mosaic tiles is a good place to watch the…
Cafe in Mbale

Eco Sham

Inside the Casa del Turista, this cafe has quality food and top organic Mt Elgon coffee, with proceeds going to a local school. The rooftop tables with umbrellas are great for a sunset beer, though you won't get wai…
International in Jinja

Jinja Sailing Club

Completely rebuilt in a sleek and modern resort style, this waterfront restaurant serves a long list of Indian, African and Western classics, with vegetarian options. It's also a good destination to enjoy cocktails …
Indian in Jinja

Moti Mahal

Jinja's best Indian food comes from this cavernous restaurant with a large downstairs dining room. The ambience is dull but the food isn't. Enjoy spicy curries, tandoor dishes and more. It also delivers.
Indian in Jinja


Locals like this friendly laid-back Nepali-owned restaurant, the last word in authentic South Asian food, from Indian thalis to dhaal bhaat, with some Ugandan dishes also available.