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!!
The restaurant is fairly new and very popular as when we went most tables were occupied. The decor was not overpowering- wood, sandy coloured wallpaper, brick doorways and wooden [even if plastic!] dados.
The service was quite good, but little touches were missing- the condiment set had splashes of sauce on the body of the bottles. The waitress managed to spill a bottle of Coke and glass of ice when she came to serve us.
The dishes were tastefully arranged with an oriental touch.
The menu gave plenty of choice and had Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and American dishes.
There was little choice of desserts , so we passed.
Favorite Dish: I ordered Chicken rolls "Solitaire style', which were like a Chicken Kiev with herbs in the filling and mozarella cheese- stringy and soft. The dish came with roasted vegetables and french fries, and a bowl of mayonnaise. I couldn't finish my portion, as I'd already tasted my daughter's Veal Emance zurichoise- a sort of beef stroganoff with mashed potatoes. The potatoes were not as dry and fluffy as I would make, but my daughter said they were less soggy than usual.
All in all the meal was enjoyable.
This restaurant and ice cream parlor is situated on the corner of Street 1, opposite the All Saints Cathedral. Locals know this places as Laziz Restaurant. Serves great meals and takeaway foods such as shawourmahs, beefburgers etc. at very reasonable prices. Open Saturday thru Thursday from 09:30 a.m. till late in the evenings. On Fridays open in the evening only from 6:30 p.m. till late. Delicous also has an Ice Cream Parlor in Riyadh near the McNimer pharmacy.
Favorite Dish: My favourite food here is the Laziz Pizza and sweet mango juice
This is a quaint outdoor cafe popular with foreigners, expatriates and the rich locals. Located in Amarat, this establishment serves a selection of Italian favorites e.g prosciutto, Bruschetta, pasta and pizzas. There is also a choice of coffee, juices and non-alcoholic beer (I know, where's the fun in that??) available. Part of the cafe has a gallery and gift shop.
Prices are expected, more higher than average because of the assumption that foreigners can afford it. Being an outdoor cafe, the environment is quite pleasant, you can sit in the garden under the trees, talk and eat.
This unassuming building from the outside, is something else when you actually taste the food. Apart from a modest sign beside the gate, you'd probably mistake this for a private house. Inside the courtyard are tables with bright yellow parasols.
We had a table for 8 and ordered a mixture of pizzas and meat dishes, fruit juices and then ice cream. The bill came to 342 SP.
The service was quite good, and the food was first class, even my husband's cappuccino, which he rarely enjoys outside Italy.
Meat dishes are around 32 SP; Pizzas about 25 SP, ice cream 10 SP and fruit drinks 9 SP.
Lunch 12 - 15.30
Dinner 18.30 -23.00
Note: during lunch and dinner 4.5 SP cover per person per table and 10% service tax and 15% VAT are added to the bill
Inside is a display of paintings for sale, and hand-made jewellery which looked very nice ranging from 35-100Sp.
Favorite Dish: The margherita I had had a crisp thin crust and was absolutely delicious. My son and a daughter had lemon escalope which was tender and out of this world, with sauted potatoes with rosemary,
The oven cooked lamb was also tender and tasty. And the pizza napolitano was devoured.
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.
When I feel like having a meal from home, I'd go to the Langkawi Restaurant in Manshia area. Not only do they serve Malaysian food, they also have some Thai, Sudanese and Western food on the menu. The prices are what you expect from a "foreigners" restaurant but going there once a while is OK. The good thing about them is that the food tastes pretty authentic even though the ingredients for food from that region is hard to get hold of.
Favorite Dish: There are many items that I enjoy from Langkawi, here are some :
- Beef or chicken satay
- Seafood Tom Yam soup
- Fried rice, many types : Chinese, Malay, Pattaya, Seafood
- Fried noodles, Mamak style or chinese style
- Roti canai with chicken curry
- Pulled tea
**UPDATE : This restaurant has closed down**
The coffee shop is a nice place to relax and have a coffee. You feel as if you have left the heat and chaos of khartoum behind.
The cappuccino is good but as there is a minimum charge, it is perhaps pricey for a single person
A nice restaurant in Central Khartoum. Originally a Greek Restaurant, it has become a restaurant with an international choice of dishes. The Greek owner has retired and it is now managed by the new Sudanese owner. Good food and service, spotlessly clean; but no effort at maintenance is done. I hope, they will keep up the good level of this restaurant.
It has a very nice garden and high ceilinged inner rooms. The bovine paintings it was renowned for have been removed by the former owner. But some of them subsist on the outer facade amd in the garden.
Large choice of dishes, from traditional European, to Italian and Mexican (main courses between SDG 20 and 30). Large choice of pizzas (SDG 18 to 22), the large one is really large. The food is good and nicely presented. The large choice of fresh fruit juices is tempting, but beware of the tap water and ice they add.
In the afternoons it is quiet, you mainly find discreet sudaneese couples enjoying the privacy and the free wireless internet.
On Thursday evenings there is live music (soft jazz and hits from the 60ies and 70ies, when we were there) and the place is busy: mainly upper class Sudanese and some Europeans.
They have a minimum charge of SDG 20 per person on music nights.
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.
This fairly new restaurant is something special. It was built in typical Lebanese style using traditional Sudanese materials and decorations.
The service is good. The dining rooms are spacious.The food is excellent, and the puffed up traditional bread is replenished when it gets cold. Valet car parking is available.
Favorite Dish: We had the mixed grilled meat which was excellent :consisting of grilled chicken, beef, lamb kufta, chicken wings and chicken kebab. This was served on flat bread with vegetables.
We had a plate of fish which was also excellent, and accompanied by french fries and mayonnaise salad.
Little Asia serves a variety of food from where else but Asia. From the menu, you can choose from Indian, Thai and some Chinese food, depending on your taste. You have a choice to dine outdoors in a quaint little garden or indoors (in case of sandstorm or rain)
Be aware that the prices are pretty high.
Favorite Dish: Grilled lambchops with spices
Laban (yoghurt) drinks
Indian bread (Cheese Naan & Garlic Naan)
Cheese & Spinach (Palak Paneer)
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.
This is a semi-Western fast-food place in the large central LG building. I have never eaten here, as I never feel like eating in this heat, but I do go there quite regularly for drinks....the best being kerkedeh, a juice made from hibiscus, served ice-cold for just 500 Sudanese pounds. They also have an ice-cold fan which is great to stand in front of!!!
Favorite Dish: Kerkedeh....well, I think this will be difficult to describe. When I ask for translations, I'm told it is hibiscus juice, but how can you get a juice from a flower? Basically, they use the flowers to make a tea, which is dark purple in colour...you can drink it hot like tea, which is nice, but I prefer the ice cold version.
Cafe Aroma is on the ground floor of the Khartoum Technology Academy building. The decor is supposed to be rustic with clay pots , a pergola and hanging plants, but the walls somehow failed- my grand-daughter said it looked like melted chocolate only light brown.
Service was good, but only two tables were in use on the Friday lunchtime we went. However,it is busy in evenings and weekdays.
The toilets are acceptable, though one cubicle lacked toilet tissue.
Favorite Dish: Apple Juice Fizz @15 SDG per jug
Chikki Frajitas @25 SDG
Scalopino @22 SDg
French Fries are free.
tax and vat to 20% is added to basic charge.