Restaurants

Top ChoiceItalian in Kampala

Mediterraneo

This upmarket open-air Italian restaurant occupies a sprawling wood deck in a tropical garden, lit at night with kerosene lamps. The Italian chef creates fantastic thin-crust pizzas and handmade pastas, such as...

Top ChoiceIndian in Kampala

Khana Khazana

Regarded by many as the best Indian in town and even far beyond, classy Khazana is a great place to treat yourself. It features atmospheric Rajasthani-inspired decor, crisp white tablecloths and professional...

International in Kampala

Fez Brasserie

One of Kampala’s most renowned restaurants, this gorgeous spot looking out over the leafy grounds of the Emin Pasha hotel has an ever-evolving fusion menu, which respects vegetarians, uniting flavours from five...

International in Kampala

Prunes

A great spot for brunch, lunch or a laid-back dinner, Prunes is a popular expat hang-out. It does great Ugandan coffee to go with comfort food such as toasties, burgers and healthy salads of beetroot, goat's...

African in Kampala

Mama Ashanti

West African fare isn't so common here and this is some of the best. Mama Ashanti tempts with egusi (minced spinach, pumpkin seed and groundnut) with pounded yam, delicious grilled kebabs in a dry chilli rub, and...

Japanese in Kampala

Yujo Izakaya

In a gorgeous setting, this highly regarded, popular and friendly restaurant offers a slice of traditional Japan. Known primarily for its imported rice wine, excellent sushi and sashimi selection, it also serves...

Belgian in Kampala

Le Chateau

Though popular for its Ugandan beef tenderlion, Le Chateau serves an extensive Belgian menu that includes Flemish stew, crispy fries, snails and a selection of 11 Belgian beers, all served under an enormous...

International in Kampala

Cafe Javas

It's really hard to fault this place, a bright, spotless and roomy cafe in the middle of downtown Kampala. A huge menu takes in everything from delicious (and vast) breakfasts to excellent coffee, freshly baked...

Crêpes in Kampala

Holy Crêpe

Billing itself (perhaps unshockingly) as Uganda's first crêperie, this spot perched on top of Kololo Hill has sweeping views of Kampala. The main reason to come here, though, is the excellent crêpes and galettes...

African in Kampala

Lawns

A pretty garden restaurant offering carnivores anything from tender beef steaks to more exotic ostrich burgers, wildebeest steaks and crocodile in garlic-wine sauce. If you're really into the idea, go the...

Italian in Kampala

Cantine Divino

Doubling as a stylish wine bar, this upmarket Italian grill is a spot to see and be seen. Think steak with rustic potatoes, flame-grilled lamb chops and homemade pastas. There's an extensive (and expensive) wine...

Thai in Kampala

Tamarai

Kampala's premier Thai restaurant is a classy affair stylishly set in an immense open-air thatched hut. All your favourite Thai classics (plus a few pan-Asian dishes) are prepared authentically using fresh...

Asian in Kampala

Miso Garden

In a candlelit garden setting under a jackfruit tree, this popular Korean-owned restaurant offers up a selection of Korean and Japanese dishes. Bibimbap (rice with vegetables, meat and fried egg) sizzles in a...

Bistro in Kampala

Bistro

With a varied menu, seductive cocktails and good service, this refined bistro is popular with Ugandans and expats alike. Tapas are great, but there are also delicious pastas, crisp onion rings in ginger sauce and...

Cafe in Kampala

Kardamom & Koffee

Come for the relaxed garden setting, strong coffee, spiced tea and carrot cake. Fresh juices, mezze plates and watermelon feta salad are a few of the light offerings. There's also an on-site bookshop and a lovely...

Indian in Kampala

Haandi

Always crowded with locals, this restaurant features the best of North Indian frontier cuisine. Experiment a little with the tilapia (Nile perch) curries or the prawns makhini (queen prawns cooked in a...

Indian in Kampala

Great Indian Dhaba

Serving an extensive menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine, this casual garden restaurant delivers. There's sufficient spice and great value in the thali lunch specials, available on weekdays, and even a...

Deli in Kampala

Quality Hill

To pack a gourmet picnic or just hang out, visit this fashionable foodie enclave, home to Quality Cuts Butchery for meat and cheese, the superb La Patisserie bakery and the Cellar wine shop.

International in Kampala

La Fontaine

While you don't come here for fine dining or lightning-fast service, you do get cheap, tasty food in a laid-back, atmospheric environment. The fish dishes, such as grilled tilapia (Nile perch) with garlic butter,...

Mexican in Kampala

Little Donkey

Though more Tex-Mex than taquería, Little Donkey nevertheless brings decent Mexican food to Uganda. It's a great hang-out, with picnic tables in the garden and a menu of burritos, tacos and nachos to be washed...