Mr. Wangs, the chinese restaurant: The Chiken fry with chilli...
The Fried Boneless chicken with chilli....hmm.. a damn good one to eat...Even the Chinese girls who are serving this dish are cute, except for the dining place. Do not expect too much as if you will have a dim light with more interiors..nope it is not !!! You can enjoy the CHIcKen with a goof Chinese CHIK !!! and my dear friends, in khartoum, only couple of places serve alchohol and this restaurant is one among them !!! U can even buy a J & B for SD 19000, which is USD 60(Approx). Enjoy ur Chinese dish and post a comment for me !!!
Grand Holliday Villa: Expensive and not very good lunch buffet
The Restaurant at the nice Grand Holliday Villa offers a lunch buffet for around 9000 SUD. The food isn't great but it could still be worth it if you want to escape Khartoum and eat som western food in a nice airconditioned environment.
Favorite Dish: ...But the deserts are good!
Amwag: Fresh, hot clean and tasty
Amwag is located on the airport road. It's shiny clean, with white tiles and spinning fans. The choices are fried or grilled chicken, beef kebab, lamb or burgers. The service is fast and the food is fresh and in generous proprtions. It's a great place to grab a quick lunch. The fresh juices are a pleasure.
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There's not really much good to say about Souk Arabi, Khartoum's crowded and ugly city centre, but it's a great place to grab a quick and very cheap bite to eat. There are countless places to get food, ranging from the row of dirty-looking (but tasty!) stalls on the south side of the square, to the sit-down cafes in the surrounding streets. However, there isn't a huge selection of food.
Schwarma kebabs (chicken or beef chopped up and stuffed into a bun with peppers and chilli sauce), fried fish in bread rolls, thamiya (falafel, again served in a bun with grated cheese) - all cost about 50 dinars and are all simple but tasty. Burgers are slightly more expensive but more filling and come with everything - eggs, olives, vegetables and whatever else they have in the shop. Standards obviously vary - piping hot fish is delicious but often it's cold and greasy. I have my favourite burger place, another place for kebabs, and another for fish... but the overall winner would probably be a relatively smart looking (but no more expensive) eat-in restaurant on the northeast corner of Souk Arabi. At night it does excellent grilled kebabs.
To wash it all down most of the shops serve a range of drinks - bottled pepsi, mirinda etc, and fresh fruit juice (guava, mango, orange etc).
As-Sultan Ash-Shami: Kebabs
Just off from Souq Arabi in the heart of Khartoum is a great place for kebabs, shawarmas and juices. It is run by Palestinians, and is one of the few places in central Khartoum where you can actually sit down and eat in relative peace. It is called As-Sultan Ash-Shami (the Syrian Sultan), and is fairly well known. To find it, head to the LG Building (Burj Baraka), and it is on the ground floor.
Favorite Dish: Shish kebab....a skewer of lamb pieces in a bread roll with salad for only $0.50.
Eat by the Nile
Going up Nile Street towards the English Bridge to Omdurman, there are a series of outdoor restaurants on the banks of the Nile. Most offer pretty similar food at similar prices - expensive by Khartoum standards. Fried chicken and fish are popular dishes, and reasonably tasty although not great value for money. The main reason to eat here is not the food but the location. Some of the restaurants have actual floating huts (can't think how else to describe them!) so you can eat your meal actually on the Nile. It's a great riverside experience and can get quite lively at night.
Little India: Sudan's only Indian
An 'authentic' Indian menu at one of the few proper restaurants in the city, located in the posh area of Khartoum 2. Even so, it's still a case of sitting in what pretty much resembles a shed and wooden stools! Not fantastic but adequate quality, and it makes a nice change.
The Hilton Hotel: All you can eat!
There are very few good quality restaurants in Khartoum but if you want a bit of luxury then the all you can eat buffets at the Hilton are excellent value. Each night of the week is a different cuisine (Arabic, Italian, Chinese etc). Ate there often but can't remember the prices - expensive for Sudan, but cheap for the quality and for an international hotel.
Yavuz - Layali...a Turkish Lebanese feast
With a sizeable Turkish community, you'd expect there to be many places serving Turkish food. Well, there are plenty of Turkish bakeries around town, but I have only found one actual restaurant...called Yavuz - Layali, in the well-off suburb of Amarat. The chefs are Turkish, the waitresses are Ethiopian...which leads to a few communication mishaps as they don't speak each other's language, but the food is good.
Favorite Dish: They have a whole range of Turkish pizza, called pide (or "pastrey" in the English translation), and the tavuk sis (marinated chicken) sandwiches are delicious. You can make a meal out of the salads and dips, as they have all the typical Lebanese starters like hummus, baba ghanouj, mutabbal, tabouleh etc..and it comes with great Turkish bread. The main meals look good, but as an impoverished volunteer, I have yet to be able to justify the $3 bill! Afterwards, you have a choie of Turkish or Ethiopian coffee.
Little India: Little India
If you are sick to the back teeth of eating fuul, and have a rather full pocket, you might like to splash out on a curry at Sudan's one and only Indian restaurant. The staff are actually Indian, so the food is authentic (well, as authentic as Indian restaurants are) and excellent.
Favorite Dish: All the typical curries and tandooris are available, ut my favourite is a chicken one with cashews...can't rememer which one. The lime juice should be tasted, as there is nothing as bitter as this in Sudan!!
Ethiopian Restaurant/Regency Cafe: Rooftop Ethiopian Cafe
About half an hour by bus south of Khartoum, there is a very posh place to eat called the Regency Cafe. Prices are a bit higher than other restaurants, although it is still affordable, especially if you only have drinks. The ground floor has an American diner atmosphere, and serves all the standard kebabs and shawarmas, as well as ice cream and real milkshakes. But the treat lies upstairs, on the rooftop terrace, where you'll find traditional Ethiopian tables and chairs, and a menu written in Amharic. You can come up to the roof just for coffee if you want (500 for a cup, or 2500 for a pot), and listen to Ethiopian pop music (surprisingly good....or maybe I've just spent too long in Sudan!) .
Favorite Dish: Your plate will be a huge round spongy piece of bread, called injera...it is cold and slightly sour tasting, and forms your plate and your cutlery. Whatever you order will be brought to you in a little bowl, then tipped on top of the bread. You eat it by tearing the bread and scooping it up. Doro Wat is the most expensive dish, at 7000 pounds ($3), and is chicken in a fiery stew with a hard boiled egg. All the other dishes are made with lamb (or at least we think it was lamb). Tibs is minced lamb warmed in a pan and spiced....it is slightly raw, so not to everyone's tastes, but it was delicious. Vegetarians have one option...I've forgotten the name, but it was a spicy sauce with chickpeas and tomatos. Finish the meal with a jebbana (pot) of Ethiopian coffee.
You'd be a fuul to miss it!
The main staple in Sudan is fuul, mashed up fava beans served hot, topped with grated cheese and spicy oil, and scooped up with bread. You won't find it in restaurants as such, just look for a large metal container with a ladle outside any local store...an upturned drnks crate will form your seat, another makes your table, and half the neighbourhood will provide your conversation. You can also get take-away, but remember to bring the bowl back eventually! Some places also serve Adddis, which is basically the same as fuul but made with lentils instead. They both taste remarkably similar!
Chicking Fried Chicken: Don't miss the best fried chicken in town
The fried chicken was worth a try and Staff were polite and efficient.
Favorite Dish: The two pieces of chicken were rather small but nicely spiced and crunchy without being too oily or dry.
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Tutti Frutti: ice cream
Tutti Frutti is an icecream parlour and coffee house. The ice cream or iced drinks are delicious.
There is an outdoor area, but also takeaway service.
Favorite Dish: strawberry milk shake
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KOREAN RESTAURANT: FAR EAST TASTES IN AFRICA
KOREAN RESTAURANT IS VERY NICE PLACE THAT YOU CAN TASTE DIFFERENT THINGS EXCEPT KEBAB....IT IS CLEAN AND STAFFS ARE VERY FRIENDLY..