Bujumbura - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Good food from Harry's Bar and grill, Tandoor Indian, and Kezamia can be delivered. Tandoor no longer has a restaurant, just a kitchen and delivery service but is excellent. Kiriri Gardens hotel has a nice restaurant too. Most have several different types of cuisines on the menu and Harry's even has burgers and fries, though it's not quite American style - they will do nicely to satisfy that craving after you have been out for awhile! The locals eat rice and beans which are well flavored and a lot of fish from the lake. Mukeke and Sangala are the most popular. See this link for more ideas: https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/africa/burundi/food-and-drink/ - Mar 2021

There are many great restaurants available in Bujumbura. Local food generally consists of brochettes of some type (meat on a stick). Kanowe service delicious local food and fish. Tandoor and Taj Mahal are the two Indian restaurants and serve food of generally good quality. Petit Basam serves various local foods in a beach-front, kid-friendly setting. La Terasse is a restaurant atop a hotel, serving delicious hamburgers and local specials with a view of the Lake. Hotel Ubuntu and, just down the street, Pasta Comedia, serve delicious pizza. Amahoro Cafe serves Tex-Mex-style food in an open air setting. There are no food delivery services, per sé, though anything can be takeaway if you want it to be. At the U.S. Embassy, the Community Liaison Office organizes food delivery occasionally for lunch. - Nov 2017

Good Indian, Chinese, and Italian. $12-15 for dinner and a beer. - Aug 2015

There is NO fast food here. Most trips to restaurants will take at least 1 1/2 hours of your time. You can, however, call restaurants (any!) for take-away and then just go and pick it up in 30 minutes or so. - Aug 2009

“Fast food” does not exist here. What’s considered “fast” for lunch may still take 60 to 90 minutes. There are many good restaurants though, mainly Indian and European. Cost varies, but is normally low to reasonable. Service is always slow, even in an otherwise empty restaurant. - Oct 2008

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