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Kabalega Diner

Kampala - Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
+256 41 4691910
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Opens in 18 min
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$$ - $$$
Kampala - Gulu Highway, Nakitoma, Uganda
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

They let us call in our order while we were still on the road, which we really, really appreciated! It saved us so much time. They even brought out our orders with our names written on them. Their masala chips were incredible! We also enjoyed...More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed 11 October 2017

And so were the dishes of others. I'm a vegetarian, and saw very little on the menu that worked for me. I asked for rice and beans, but they didn't have beans. So I asked for rice and vegetables, and lo and behold, it was...More

Thank gilatoo
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The Kabalega Diner is a welcome oasis on the long drive between Kampala and Gulu. They have clean restrooms, souvenirs and frozen bottles of soda. We didn’t eat here, yet they had both inside and outside seating. I’d recommend this as a nice place to...More

Thank johnsonwarren
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We stop and take lunch here before continue to Murchison Falls. The choice of food is good and the service crew are nice. The location and the view is very green and relaxing. The toilet is clean. The price of food was fine. Very good...More

Thank Darwin A
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

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14 November 2017|
Response from Janell P | Property representative |
Yes, Kabalega Diner does take credit cards! Thanks for your question and hope to see you again soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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