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

There are about 10-15 restaurants among which the expat crowd rotates. It is near impossible to go out to eat and not see someone you know (can be both a good and bad thing). There are several excellent cafe options that are only open in the day. My faves include Lark, Brunch and Ama Khofi. Persian, Indian, Chinese and Italian food can also all be found here. - Jul 21, 2017
There are a few good restaurants here but leave behind your expectations for a hopping dining scene. The Four Seasons complex is lovely with a beautiful plant nursery, Buchanan Steak house, Kathmandu restaurant, and Ama Kofi Lunch spot. There are 2 -3 good Indian restaurants, 2 good Italian restaurants, and a few others. Food delivery is rare but most places will do take out if you ask. A lot of people employ cooks and some of our best meals have been at friends' houses. - Oct 16, 2016
There are a range of good restaurants and more seem to be opening lately. They can be expensive. There's good Indian and Korean food as well as some Chinese. - Aug 2, 2015
There are about 10-15 good restaurants - most of them Indian. Bombay Palace at the Game Shopping Center is the best. A few Chinese--Noble China is the best--and a few western style places too. The best for lunch are Ulendo's Lark Cafe in Area 10 and Four Season's Ama Kofe...hands down. - Sep 17, 2013
A few South African chains are available. I've honestly not tried the fast food, it doesn't look good to me. Nothing is really fast here anyway. There are a few good restaurants, although service is always a bit slow. Everything here is pretty expensive. - Sep 26, 2012
There are some South African fast food chains (Steers, Pizza Inn). There are a few good restaurants - italian, international, indian - they are a bit pricey and the wait for food can be long. - Sep 17, 2009
Limited restaurants with acceptable menus--not much to really rave about. Very expensive. - Jul 27, 2009