If you are on a road trip through the Northern part of Namibia, your travels will probably take you to Outjo. The Café Bäckerei is a great place top fuel up before an early start from Outjo. You can stop here for a quick pastry or a hot morning meat pie. They also do simple meals like schnitzels, burgers, and chicken. In fact it seemed to be the only dinning option here. I enjoyed a few hot meat rolls early one morning on my way out of the village. Tasty. In fact they have the only 'Meisterbrief" baker in Namibia. If that’s not good enough they also have a Beer Garden and Internet.
Nandos is an international chain of restaurants that offer a great menu of freshly grilled chicken right in front of you. They use open flames to create a great taste. Nandos celebrates the distinctive tradition of Peri-Peri barbeque that was born 400 years ago when Portuguese explorers discovered Africa food and spices. The first Nandos came into being in Johannesburg in 1987 and here in Namibia (Windhoek) 1995. The salads are fresh and you get to choose your own sauce that the chicken is marinated in. You also select how hot or (or not!) you want this to be.
Favorite Dish: The Quarter Chicken Meal with medium Peri Pari with salad and rice
This place is always busy and it definitely because the food is very good. In fact, this restaurant does superb food, from an exotic and large menu. You can get a peek at your fish (pictured) before they do their magic on it. Ingredients are fresh and tasty and even the economical wines are good quality. If you are in Windhoek for 2-3 days, stop in for a great meal. The menu is massive and varied. Plenty of vegetarian options as well.
The only thing to be aware of: the staff are slow. It’s a shame because the food is excellent. Also some [people smoke in here. Just give the people smoking at the next table a nasty look and they usually pack it in.
Favorite Dish: I had the Salad Niçoise for a starter (pictured) followed by an Angolan Fish Dish (also pictured) washed down with some red wine and a cold draft beer.
This is really a great place. You can eat here game animals. I did asked for a gembok and it was really on of the best meat I have ever try.
The ambience was really nice. It full of tourist and you should reserve cause is always full. The tables are in german style, longs ones that are shared with others.
Just look its page.
Eat at Joe’s? The name really does not even begin to hint at the delights of this fantastic restaurant. This is a WOW! I rate this as one of the best restaurants in Africa. The compound is full of Lapas (small thatch covered buildings with no walls) and several themes areas. There is a pond and several bar areas as well. The staff are fantastic and nothing is a problem. The menu screams MEAT EATERS WELCOME! Choose from Game dishes or traditional meat dishes. And there’s the beer! Served cold and with a smile every time. This is a lively yet peaceful atmosphere for families and couples. They stay open late for drinkers. If you only spend one night in Windhoek – eat here!
* There are vegetarian dishes on the menu.
Chicken Salad with Prawns. Georgeous! Tender chicken with a fresh tasty salad.
* Main meal:
Bushman Sosatie – the King of meals in Windhoek!
Ostrich, Crocodile, Zebra, Kudu, Chicken with Salad & Fritters. It’s surprising how good Zebra tastes. No wonder lions eat them! This is served with several side sauces on a wooden cutting board so you can mix and match tastes. Delicious!
This was the BEST restaurant I ate at in Namibia.
Of course when on the road and in the wilderness, one of the best fun and joy is to cook your own food. There are no cooking facilities in the camping sites, so have your own wood or gas for the cooking as well as all the pots, pans and other tools.
Food you can by at the camping stores.
Who needs a restaurant when you could be cooking in the beautiful outdoors of Namibia? They are blessed with great weather and you can Braai virtually every night. The word Braai (rhymes with ‘cry’) is Afrikaans for ‘barbecue’ or ‘roast’. To me it translates as simply delicious. You also get to burn stuff to make your meal. Most grocery stores have all your Braai supplies. That includes firewood. It just doesn’t get any better than this. You have to do all the work, but it well worth it.
Favorite Dish: Texas Steak (large pre-marinated steak from Shoprite) and Boerwoers (a huge sausage of various ingredients and flavours) and some ice cold beers.
We had the best seat in the house looking out over the ocean with the sun setting.
The food was also stunning. Well recommended is the seafood extraganza followed by dark and ebony mousse for desert.
Book early to avoid disappointment
Favorite Dish: seafood extraganza - line caught fish, prawns, calamari, crayfish to name a few things on the dish
This would be one of the best restaurants i have been to , it is close to the center of Swarkopmund, over looking the beach with large windows alowing an uniterupted view of the coast. This restaurant is so popular with the locals , with its exellant food , large range of drinks that are availiable , great service and cosy ambience ,that bookings for a table are essential
Taal Indian Restaurant provides Authentic Indian cuisine and is rated highly for its great food and friendly service.
Favorite Dish: The big menu with a huge choice of vegetarian and non vegetarian Indian dishes is truly mouth watering.
We surely did not made it all the way to Namibia for the food, however, we did try few and you can find in the cities and the camping sites good places where to eat with a high standard of choices and quality.
Joe's is an institution, it's both the locals favourite city bar/restaurant as well as a must visit place for every tourist passing through Windhoek. Everyone you speak to knows Joe's and will have been there on several occassions, it's the locals advice to pay it a visit and it's well worth going to experience the atmosphere of this very popular diner. Make sure you book well in advance as it gets full very quickly.
You can't miss it, on the roof just to give a taster of what is to come inside the Bar, is a birds nest with a pram in it! Yep, that's right........inside is packed with many more antiquities of Africa, Australia and the like. There is a pond, which is surrounded by thatched huts, housing tables and chairs, a bar playing music from days gone by, my era in Africa, so suited me down to the ground and took me back a few decades. The food is good wholesome meat, what more could you expect from this carnivorous country. The service is 'hectic' I think is the best way to describe it but always polite, willing and helpful. The atmospher is buzzing and fun.
Favorite Dish: T-Bone Steak
Chicken fillets on Salad
Kukis Bar and restaurant in Swakopmund
This is a lively place, with a great bar and eating are out front. But in the back there is a more quite restaurant area where you can actually have a conversation over your meal.
Favorite Dish: Prawns in Peri Peri sauce, you should have seen the size of the prawns!
Quite small (so phone ahead), very, very good food, coming in big portions!
Favorite Dish: Crostini with chicken-liver on piri-piri sauce, (hot) on a fresh salad.
Fresh mussels, Scampi, Crayfish, Sole, the seafood-platter ... etc. etc.
The toughest part about this tip was categorizing Joe's. It could be local, and it's sure as heck a meat-eater's place. But in the end, I think eclectic and international describes it.
Joe's is a huge place, including a craft store, some water gardens and the like. Much of the restaurant has indoor seating, but there's plenty of outdoor space, too.
Much of the food is cooked outdoors over an open fire, and the plethora of dishes available is staggering. There are a large number of German and game-meat dishes on the menu.
The service was very friendly, and we had an excellent time.
And, they don't call it Joe's BEERHOUSE for nothing, folks. Tall, cold frosty beers bring back thoughts of Alt Deutschland.
Joe's is a Windhoek tradition and institution. You'll notice, while surfing VT, that I'm not the only person who writes about it. If I had just one night to eat in Windhoek, I'd go here.
Favorite Dish: Well, everything that we ordered was very good.
One member of our party had a fine schnitzel and some roasted potatoes. Three others opted for the small filet steak. Small is a relative term, and they had difficulty finishing the large portion. The meat was well-prepared and tasty.
I had a kebab dish, with ostrich as the prime meat participant.
Again, the beers were cold and refreshing.
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