11 Best Places To Eat In Windhoek, Namibia

Best places to eat in Windhoek, Namibia
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Windhoek is among the places with most options for going out in Southern Africa. There is a wide variety of choices, making it easy to find not only traditional local food, but also many different international restaurants. While in Windhoek, you shouldn’t be worried. After a long day of sight-seeing and walking around the town, for sure you’ll be able to find a good place to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal. In terms of accommodation, there are numerous options available, from hotels to apartments for rent and self-catering accommodations. For food options, here are some suggestions on the best places to eat in Windhoek, Namibia.

1. Kubata Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Kubata Restaurant on Friday, May 8, 2015

If you’re craving for Portuguese food during your trip to Windhoek, Namibia, the best place to go is Kubata Restaurant. This restaurant offers a wide range of traditional Portuguese favorites like the satisfying caldo verde soup and the succulent arroz de marisco. It’s not all Portuguese, though, as the restaurant infused Angolan, Portuguese, Mozambican, and Brazilian cuisines into the mix–churning out a range of dishes, from paella to grilled lobsters.

Kubata Restaurant ensures a completely satisfying dining experience as the great food choices are paired with an elegant dining area and excellent service.

Kubata Restaurant

Address: 151 Nelson Mandela Ave, Windhoek, Namibia

Website: Kubata Restaurant

Opening hours: 12pm - 9pm (daily)

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2. Butcher Block Namibia

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

For the best steaks in town, drop by Butcher Block Namibia. This restaurant in Windhoek takes steak dinners to a whole new level, serving choice cuts that are either chargrilled or pan-fried in butter, olive oil, garlic, and thyme and served with a generous portion of baked or mashed potato, veggies, chips, savory rice, pap and chakalaka, potato skins, or side salad.

Butcher Block Namibia is not just about quality steaks, though, as you will have other options including burgers, chicken, and seafood. These delectable dishes are best complemented with luscious desserts and a glass or bottle of top-notch wines.

Butcher Block Namibia

Address: 13 Jan Jonker, Windhoek, Namibia

Website: Butcher Block Namibia

Opening hours: Sun - Mon: 11:30am - 8:30pm; Tue - Sat: 11:30am - 9:30pm

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3. Leo's at the Castle

"We cannot take credit for the view....it's been here before we got here"

Posted by Hotel Heinitzburg on Thursday, 1 March 2012

There are for sure many other cheaper restaurants in town, yet Leo’s at the Castle will provide with a special dining experience. It’s worth a quick visit, even if it’s just for a peak at the gorgeous view of Windhoek. The food served is mostly European, with a few vegetarian options. One of the highlights of this restaurant is its outdoor terrace, so aim to plan your dinner there on a warm day.

Leo's at the Castle

Address: Heinitzburg Street, Windhoek, Namibia

Website: Leo’s at the Castle

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4. The Social Restaurant

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Posted by The Social Restaurant on Thursday, 8 June 2017

Looking for affordable restaurants in Windhoek that serve Mediterranean cuisine? Look no further than “The Social”. They are able to accommodate all dietary requests and they maintain a high standard for their food and service, while keeping prices affordable. They are particularly good with their steaks – that come with wonderfully-cooked sauces. Do make sure to try some of their desserts as well.

The Social Restaurant

Address: Liliencron Street, Windhoek, Namibia

Website: The social

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5. Joe's Beerhouse

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Monday sets the tone for the rest of your week. Why not start it with some good food? We've got you covered. #MeatyMonday

Posted by Joe's Beerhouse on Monday, 14 August 2017

With its informal atmosphere, Joe’s Beerhouse is the perfect place to hang out with your friends. If you want to try some game meat, this is the place. However, even if you don’t eat meat or any animal products, you will still be able to have a good meal here. The décor is very interesting and fun, you can discover a lot a cool objects around, from farm equipment to toys.

Joe's Beerhouse

Address: 160 Nelson Mandela Ave, Windhoek, Namibia

Website: Joe’s Beerhouse

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6. O Portuga

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Posted by O'Portuga Restaurant on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

O Portuga Restaurant is another top-rated restaurant you can find in Windhoek. It is famous for serving tasty Portuguese dishes and providing prompt and friendly service. The dining area may not have swanky decors you’d find in other restaurants but it does have that warm and inviting atmosphere that ensures an overall excellent dining experience.

Some of the must-try dishes here include the best-selling juicy ribs and wings, the traditional Portuguese bean stew, the filling T-bone steak, and the saucy meatballs.

O Portuga Restaurant

Address: 312 Sam Nujoma Dr, Windhoek, Namibia

Website: O Portuga Restaurant

Opening hours: 11:30am - 11pm (daily)

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7. Stellenbosch Wine Bar and Bistro

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Posted by The Stellenbosch Wine Bar on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Stellenbosch Wine and Bistro has a wide menu, while keeping in mind diners who are on a vegan diet or who are gluten intolerant. The ambiance is serene, and the courtyard is decorated with many flowers and plants, making one feel closer to the nature. Most items on the menu are Western. The service is very good and professional. As it’s a popular place in the evenings, it’s better to book in advance.

The Stellenbosch Wine Bar and Bistro

Address: Shop 25 Bougain Villas 320, Sam Nujoma Dr, Windhoek, Namibia

Website: Stellenbosch Wine Bar and Bistro

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8. Garnish

Posted by Garnish Restaurant Klein Windhoek on Tuesday, 6 September 2016

If you feel like having some Indian food while visiting Windhoek, Garnish is the place to go to. They have a wide selection of well-prepared options, with spiciness levels adapted to Southern African standards. If you like your Indian food Indian hot, make sure to communicate that to the waiter. This is a chain of restaurants around Namibia, so you will be able to find them in other towns as well.


Address: 28 Towers Trift, Trift Street, Windhoek, Namibia

Website: Garnish

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9. Sardinia Blue Olive

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Sardinia Blue Olive on Monday, 30 July 2012

Sardinia Blue Olive isn’t located centrally, and it is mostly popular among the locals. It’s a perfect choice for a casual dinner or lunch. The service is faster and than in other places and very professional. Thanks to the wide selection of options on the menu, you will definitely be able to find something that suits your taste.

Sardinia Blue Olive

Address: Sam Nujoma Dr, Windhoek, Namibia

Facebook: Sardinia Blue Olive

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10. Pepata Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Pepata Traditional Food on Friday, 25 November 2016

If you are wondering where to eat in Windhoek and are interested in trying traditional Namibian cuisine, Pepata Restaurant is a must-visit. Located right in the center of the city, this restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes, with wambu being a particular highlight. While the service can be slow at times, it’s a great spot to catch up with friends over lunch or dinner. Just be prepared for a longer wait, as many of the dishes take time to prepare. Overall, the food at Pepata Restaurant is well worth the wait.

Pepata Restaurant

Address: Robert Mugabe Ave, Windhoek, Namibia

Website: Pepata Restaurant

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11. Craft Café

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Posted by Craft Cafe Windhoek on Monday, 7 March 2016

Craft Café is a place for a simple lunch, good coffee and a small dessert. Service is sometimes a bit slow, so don’t go there if you’re in a terrible hurry. The location is very central, and the restaurant is linked to Namib Craft Center (hence the name). Unlike many other places in town, Craft Café offers a wide variety of healthy food and fresh fruit juice.

Craft Cafe

Address: Old Breweries Building, Tal Street, Windhoek, Namibia

Website: Craft Café

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Go international in Windhoek

Source: Photo by Flickr user Raymond June used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Windhoek is among the cities with the widest variety of choices in terms of food in Southern Africa (after Cape Town and Johannesburg). There are plenty of options that will satiate your every craving. Many restaurants have high standards and provide at least as good as a service as exquisite restaurants in Europe, while maintaining lower prices. So if you want an amazing dinner experience at a reasonable price, Windhoek is a good place for that.

Before you end your vacation, be sure to check out some nightlife activities and other fun things to do in Windhoek.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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