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Xwama Traditional Restaurant

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Indepentent Avenue | 2411 Omongo Street, Windhoek, Namibia
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hosted our delegation of 25 people at this restaurant. Our delegates were from different countries in the continent. We were hoping for a true traditional experience in the Katutura township. There was no background music, the food platters were below average, and the waiters were hardly there to serve us. Very disappointing!

Thank Mamodise M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to get real traditional food. Menu included goats head, mopane worms, bean soup and even cultural stories and dances. Price was cheap, and it is in an economically deprived area, though great places like this will certainly help. (The owners both grew up in Katatura) I will however, say that you can be harassed by drunk beggars,... More 

Thank Doug R
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This restaurant offers the best of Namibian traditional cuisine. I have hosted a number of local and international corporate clients at Xwama and it proved to be a great experience every time. I definitely recommend this eatery.

1 Thank Mia1971
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We just spent a few weeks traveling around Namibia, and this was easily the best meal we ate. Restaurants in the touristy areas of Namibia basically serve European food -- meat and potatoes, with maybe a small Namibian twist. That's delicious, but not all that interesting. Xwama is the place if you want to experience something that you just can't... More 

1 Thank WildBoarNYC
Windhoek, Namibia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

I love Xwama. The atmosphere is great, i love how the lights don't go so bright.The staff are always friendly sometimes bringing out drinks can take longer than usual. The food is simply delicious. I love the Oshingali and the Ombidi. Love the bread as well. The only reason its not getting a 5 is because some of my favorite... More 

Thank Cheroldine
Windhoek, Namibia
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

I like the traditional chicken and traditional spinach. Once you eat their chicken you will keep going back, this is one restaurant in Windhoek I can recommend to tourists. The food is value for money, good security and the service is tops.

Thank hps2015
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

This place was recommended to my friend and I every time we asked where we could find local dishes. We went there and were not disappointed, Lovely staff (extremely friendly), and very good food too.

Thank Winnie_Chep
Trafalgar, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

As you enter the cultural village you are warmly greated by friendly staff ..... the service is first class! But be prepared for a different experience ...the food is really authentic no fusion ! No forks or spoons You eat with your hands but a waitress arrives with warm water to wash them just before your food arrives and when... More 

1 Thank 29Marisa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Very child friendly, and the staff is friendly. the have WiFi facility and a speed point, also accept euro and U$. nice

Thank Ipuleni
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

I like the service I get from your staff but particularly from Meke, she is so spot on, no wonder she is one of the longest serving staff. You have acquired an asset there for yourself Pewa.

Thank Wilbard Atti L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Indepentent Avenue | 2411 Omongo Street, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek

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