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Kabalega Diner

Kampala - Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
+256 41 4691910
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Kampala - Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped there for a quick meal and we have to admit we had no expectations. The fried tilapia was very crispy but a bit too dry. The chicken curry was bland. As for the vegi curry, it had no personality and we would have...More

Thank The_Egyptian_Couple
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Drive between Kampala and Gulu is a slog and the relief of parking at the Kabalega diner cannot be described. You can have a nice cup of brewed Ugandan Coffee, hot food and a cold drink. The staff are really lovely, they now feel...More

Thank Juliet N
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This diner is right off the road on the way from Kampala to Gulu. It is clean, with decent food and washrooms. The service was fine and the Coke was cold! If you find yourself needing to stop on your journey, this is a good...More

Thank jlteague
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Always stop here when making the trip between Kampala and Gulu. It's a great place to get out, stretch your legs, sit outside and have a cold drink. The food is decent although a bit pricey...it is the only place like this to stop so...More

Thank BWK59
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We stopped to have lunch here after visiting the Rhino Sanctuary as its the only place to get something to eat in that area. The food was okay, but not spectacular. It took a long time for the food to arrive. They forgot my order...More

Thank Peanut_face
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A nice location besides the road from Kampala to Juba, close to the Rhino sanctuary. A welcome place to suspend driving for a while.There are not many restaurants in this road stretch. To be honest: this is the only one. You can sit on the...More

Thank WimAswan123
Janell P, From one of the Owners: at Kabalega Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you for your excellent description of the Diner. We are sorry to hear that the food has degraded in your experience, especially for a loyal customer. Please draw the manager's attention next time any order is not satisfactory and we will try to address...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

Stopped here for a quick bite on the way from Murchison to Kampala. The food took ages to come, the options were all expensive and not really worth it. The staff were friendly and helpful though.

Thank Abi B
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We made an effort to drive past Ziwa to eat at the Kabalega, based on a VERY positive write up in Bradt (Edition 8). What a disappointment. The toilets were fine and the premises clean and tidy, but the menu was average and they had...More

2  Thank AdrianBParker
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The food might take a while to come through. When it comes through. It is totally worth it. Their steak is worth trying. Very patient waiters. The prices are affordable. Food ranges from 15.000 UGX. If you want a less congested place to eat out...More

Thank Joan A
Reviewed 30 June 2016

My wife and I were on a guided trip through Uganda, and stopped here the last day for lunch. Very pleasant environment. Nicely landscaped lawn. Had some souvenirs which are not real easy to find in Uganda. And all 3 of us enjoyed our meal...More

Thank David S
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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
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07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kampala - Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Nakitoma
  • Phone Number: +256 41 4691910
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A lovely oasis halfway between Kampala and Gulu. We feature a clean and secure restaurant serving delicious food to satisfy anyone's palette. We have freshly brewed coffee and icy cold drinks. And yes, we have European flush-type loos toilets restrooms! We are open seven days-a-week from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
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