Harare - Post Report Question and Answers

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

There's a variety available: Chinese, some sushi (meh), Indian, Greek, burgers, pizza. None are excellent, but they tend to be passable. - Jan 2024

Decent amount of restaurants and takeout options increased with COVID. Multiple grocery delivery options, including GoVeggie. American food chains consisted of Pizza Hut and KFC. Authentic Thai, Greek, and Indian restaurants were month the favorite options. - May 2021

A number of restaurants do delivery, including a great Thai option. Fast food options are limited to KFC and a few local chains of dubious quality. - Feb 2020

There are good restaurants, but they are being forced out of business as supplies are getting harder to import without USD. Delivery is a tough sell because of the fuel prices/shortages. Right now there is good pizza, some decent pubs, barbecue, Thai and Italian, Chinese, but menu options are often unavailable, and there is an ominous feeling like they could all be shuttered tomorrow. - Feb 2019

Many people enjoy Chang Thai. There is a new BBQ place, Hometown that is Texas style. Most all places over take out. Delivery is limited. There is reportedly an app that you can get food delivered, but it has never worked. - Apr 2018

Food delivery of pizza and chicken. There are all sorts of restaurants although nothing I would consider top notch. - Sep 2017

If you like 'cuisine' - forget it, you won't find it. A few upmarket restaurants are pretentious but don't offer real quality (Amanzi for example, beautiful setting but so-so food).The thing is that there are so many good ingredients available, such as excellent beef, but the chefs are missing! For international standards everything is sub-par - at best. A few exceptions are Chang Thai / Sabai Thai, the Jam Tree, Fishmonger (very good) and Spice Lounge (best Indian). - Jul 2017

Lots of restaurants with most cuisines represented.Great Thai and Chinese food. - Jul 2017

Lots of options from traditional Zimbabwean food to excellent Thai. Local produce is amazing so in the hands of good chefs local food can be exciting. From US$10-15 for traditional restaurants to US$60 for fine dining, average probably US$25 - Apr 2016

Lots of fried chicken, pizza, and hamburger joints. Some decent restaurants too, but you will have gone to all of them in the first couple of months of living here. Chinese, Thai, Indian, Portuguese, Italian, and middle eastern are the ethnic choices. U.S. prices. - Dec 2013

South African fast food chains are available, no American chains currently: - Nando's (rotisserie chicken) is great. US$7/meal - Chicken Inn, Pizza Inn, Creamy Inn (ice cream): US$5-$10/meal - Chicken Slice, Pizza Slice: US$5-$10/meal Chiang/Chang Thai: US$8-$12 dish EXCELLENT Thai food. Amanzi's: ? (haven't been there yet) Leonardo's: mediterranean US$15-20 meal Cafe Nush: western US$10-$14 meal Cafe Nush's Organiks: western US$10-$14 meal Doon Estate Shop Cafe:western US$15-$20 meal (a veg buffet to die for) Great Wall: authentic Chinese US$15-$20 meal China Garden: authentic Chinese $15-$20 meal Bistro: western US$15-$20 meal Deli'cious: western US$10-$15 meal Willobean: western US$15-$20 meal There are also rotisserie chickens ready-to-eat in most groceries for US$7-$10 The city is sadly lacking in most other food types, though I hear there is one Indian restaurant. - Jul 2013

There are some South African chains that are decent. - Jun 2009

There are some fast food chains and resturants, but they are expensive and the number is getting smaller every day. - Dec 2008

KFC, Nando's, and other south african chains. As far as DECENT food there are lots of restaraunts only they are struggling, like everyone, to get supplies. - Sep 2008

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