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Sam's

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78 Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda
+256 41 4251694
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Scottsdale
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This little spot is a welcome respite for the weary missionary or humanitarian aid worker (as well as a popular place for the locals, of course). The setting is covered outdoor open-air with seasonal dishes and always lots of goat (it's a local thing). The service is very warm and hospitable and the food is just terrific. I've eaten here... More 

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Thank ScottsdaleFoody2008
Kampala, Uganda
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Sam's restaurant on Kampala road is one of its Kind. I first went here with my guardian in 2000. And then went there with my fiancee and again we go here occasionally for a meal. The cousin at Sam's is very good and well prepared meals are served. The menu is very pocket friendly in that it is not as... More 

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Thank AffordableUganda
RAK, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Nice clean restaurant, good food and good prices. The food is delicious, nice outside sitting to enjoy the great weather in Uganda.

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Thank Marie B
Kampala, Uganda
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Sam's is among my best restaurants in and around Kampala. It is situated along Bomba road after Equatorial hotel.

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Thank Bird Uganda Saf... L
Kampala, Uganda
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

This restaurant tacked away from the bustling street provided a serene environment for dining.I would recommend this for those who enjoy eating out.

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Thank asiimwedenisk
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

After ordering food and drink one of my friends jaw dropped, I said "What's up?" He said "Look at the kitchen" it was open plan with at least 25 rats running around the ovens and work surfaces. I grabbed my camera and I thought the owner was going to stop me taking pictures....no, he put on more lights to help... More 

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Thank Valhalla95
Kampala, Uganda
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Sam's was the place to be. Good food, good service, good ambience, however the time I visited! Disappointed does not do my feelings justice. Simple orders were mixed up after dreary delays. Word was that the hands on owner had left and set up else where, likely taking his expertise with him. Unless they have styled up. I wouldn't go... More 

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Thank Tumusiime K
Accra
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

This was actually March 2004, 2005 & 2006! (The date button wouldn't go back that far lol!) I just saw the Trip advisor listing for this restaurant and memories flooded back! Frankly, the food was delicious, and the service excellent, as we where part of a big party of up to 30 people each time. The table arrangement was set... More 

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Thank Andy G
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places ever! Very pleasant staff. Beautiful outside ambiance. Very delicious food. I love the lamb. First time I went in 2008 I was treated to this place by a real good dude by the name of Stanley. Went back in '13 and found the experience just as awesome. I would give it a million... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

Sam's used to be one of my favorite lunch stops in Kampala, but over the years it has become a little run down with a dip in quality though still on the expensive side. The food is still decent though, and worth a stop if in the area. A lot of options though often not able to get your first... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 41 4251694

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?