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Monrovia



What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

There is a great delivery service which will bring food from almost any restaurant for little or no extra cost. However, the quality of most restaurants and takeaways is average at best. Lebanese food is the most abundant and best quality, there is Thai, Italian and Sushi at the few larger hotels but it's expensive and in my opinion poor. There're a couple of average Indian restaurants and reasonable (authentic) Ethiopian. There is a Korean place I've not tried and a selection of Chinese places. Liberian food is often very spicy, but hearty and cheap. - Nov 17, 2017
Not a huge number of restaurants but a fair variety - Lebanese, Thai, good sushi, Ethiopian, Syrian, Vietnamese, fresh seafood, Indian, Bangladeshi, salad/sandwich/coffee shops to name a few. Cookshop.biz is a great food delivery service that I use frequently. Pandora's Basket is a nice option for good local food and a great place to meet expats and locals. - Jun 23, 2016
Many restaurants in town will do take away or even deliver. Monroe Chicken (a local chain) is the closest thing to Western-style fast food available (loosely modeled on KFC). There is plenty of street food available, but buyer beware: hygiene standards are unknown on the street! There are no international franchise brands. - Aug 20, 2015
Monroe Chicken. You can't get out for less that US$15, but it is good and doesn't make you sick. The hotel restaurant at the Embassy Suites (NOT affiliated with the Hilton Chain) is ok, Mamba point hotel, and the Hotel Royal. All on the expensive side, but worth it. - Dec 19, 2013
There are no fast food options available here, however there are a few nice places to eat. You can get a decent amount of American food here, but if you like the flavors of the world, there is Thai, Ethiopian, Indian, Chinese and tons, and I mean tons, of Lebanese options. Prices can be a bit higher than in the States. I've paid anywhere from $20 to $40 for a single meal, but most of it is good. I will caution you to be careful and talk to other staff before trying a place. There is nothing here to really regulate cleanliness, and, unfortunately, at some point here you will get food poisoning. It's just how it rolls here. - Dec 24, 2012
None of the major chains - but a surprising variety: chinese, sushi, bbq, lebanese, ethiopian and lots of local places. Fancy is limited to the hotels, but even that is not very expensive. - Aug 3, 2010
Surprisingly, Monrovia has an excellent selection of restaurants: sushi (really!), Lebanese, Liberian, Chinese, Indian, Bangladeshi, pizza and international cuisine. Eating out is expensive here - think DC prices. A $15 meal out, without drinks, is a steal. - Jul 13, 2009