Answer: We have been coming to Jinja for the last 10 years and here are our favourite restaurants. All of them can be found easily by asking any boda (motorcycle taxi) driver for directions.
Moti Mahal – Indian Food
Where: Iganga Road
Best thing on the menu: Tahli (any curry with unlimited rice, naan and dahl)
There’s a number of good Indian restaurants in Jinja but Moti Mahal is our favourite and probably the best value for money restaurant in town.
The Deli – Western Style food
Where: Main Street near the Post Office
Best thing on the menu: Coffee! And their smoothies! Everything basically!
Their Facebook page is regularly updated with what’s on the menu and in their shop.
The Hangout – Western Style food
Where: Plot 42, Wilson Ave
Best thing on the menu: Too much to choose from!
The Hangout is a very cool set up with multiple restaurants in one plot contained in a bunch of shipping containers. Food options include shwarma, burgers, smoothies, salads, coffee, cakes, pizzas, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese and more! Their Facebook page includes all the vendors in the hangout and what’s on their menus.
Zabuli – Western Style food
Where: Iganga Road
Best thing on the menu: Trevor’s Fries and the milk shakes
Run by a family originally from the USA, this restaurants serves classic American food.
The Source Café – Western Style food
Where? Jinja main street
Best thing on the menu: Passion fruit juice and banana bread
One of Jinja’s oldest venues, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.
Where? Jackson Crescent
Best thing on the menu: Pizza and steak
Service can be very slow at times but the bar has a relaxed atmosphere, a pool table and show the major sporting events on a big screen
New Rendezvous – Ugandan Food
Where? Main Street
Best thing on the menu: Their G-nut sauce
While Uganda isn’t particularly known for it’s food, New Rendezvous is our favourite of the Ugandan restaurants in Jinja. They serve buffet style and your are sure to be full afterwards. Great value for money.
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