When you think of fine dining, Khartoum might not be the first place that springs to mind. With a reputation for less than perfect service and hygiene standards, and with air conditioning an infrequent perk, despite Sudan’s soaring temperatures, the capital’s restaurants could easily be overlooked by travelers and residents alike. Have no fear, though, there are enough more than excellent choices of restaurants offering both delectable food and surprising design. Here are the ten best restaurants in Khartoum.
Sometimes, there’s no need to seat in a fancy restaurant and pay a costly bill to enjoy some scrumptious food. Sometimes, simple, delicious street food is what you need. Those in Khartoum who have tried the shawarma offered by the several vendors found on the city’s main square can attest to this. Hit Khartoum’s main square to enjoy the best street shawarma in town, take your time to savor the exquisite meat bite after bite, while enjoying the spectacle of the bustling, chaotic square happening in front of your eyes.
Restaurant Al Nuba is found in Khartoum’s Rotana hotel, one in an upscale chain of hotels mostly based in Middle Eastern countries. Al Nuba offers a sophisticated dining experience. The elegant venue is characterized by the strong contrast between the dark floors and the creamy chairs, and despite the sleek, modern design of the furnishings, there’s a classic feel to Al Nuba. Every night, the kitchen prepares exquisite dishes inspired by different international cuisines. Sunday nights are Arabian nights, on Monday nights the menu speaks Italian, Latin food is up on Tuesday nights, and so on. Choose the day that best fits your preferences or come back often to try it all out.
Al Nuba, Rotana Hotel, Africa St, Khartoum, Sudan, +249 18 700 7777