Windhoek - Post Report Question and Answers
What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?
We didn't use delivery that much. The home delivery option may have improved since we left/since Covid. Fave restaurants were the Cameroonian restaurant (Zoo park?) in the park near Post Street Mall, Joe's beer house (excellent eisbein and free drum circle used to be on Wed). The Indian restaurant Garnish is amazing. - Jan 2021
Nothing here is fast. We recently got a KFC, but there are no drive-through restaurants. Food is reasonably priced. - Jan 2016
KFC is the only American chain here and a limited number of South African chains exist. Reasonable prices. City lacks non-Western food options; a few exist but none are very good. - Jun 2015
The only American fast food is KFC, and calling it fast is a bit of a stretch. It can take 20 minutes to get your stuff. There are some South African chains: Nando's, Steers, Spur, and Wimpy's, that can serve up chips and burgers or chicken. In general, the food here is very meat-centric (the braii is a national pastime, or near enough): grilled things covered in sauce. It's unusual for an entree to cost more than $20US, and there are some decent places to eat, but the restaurant scene here is fairly volatile with places opening and closing monthly. - May 2013
Most South African chains can be found here - Steers, Ocean Basket, Spur, Wimpy's and Kentucky Fried Chicken. There are also a number of "nice" restaurants - Stellenbosch, Am Weinberg, O Portuga. Cost varies but you will rarely pay more than $20 USD for an entree. We find eating out to be quite reasonable compared to elsewhere. - Jan 2013
KFC is the only U.S. based chain, but Nandos, FishAways, Steers are also available. Prices are a bit more than the U.S. - Jul 2012