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The black lantern restaurant

Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
+256 782 321541
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (22 reviews)
“tilapia” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Black Lantern is a well-kept Eco-Lodge of luxurious standards (for camping). It's my favorite place to stay in Jinja, as the rooms are cozy, clean, and aesthetically pleasing. It's the best place to go to when you want to escape Kampala and just relax....More

Thank MMehary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am from Texas and let me say... I had the BEST ribs ever at the black lantern! I highly recommend getting a full rack! Additionally, the staff was amazingly attentitive which I've come to realize is a rarity here in Jinja.

Thank jessicadarst
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would say overall the food was average. The Ribs were "gamey" but the steak was very tasty. A bit tough though. Very nice resort and view. Expensive.

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Wow! My wife and I shared the full rack of pork ribs and I felt like I was back in Tennessee eating at a BBQ joint. It absolutely blew my mind that I could be having this good of ribs in Uganda, Africa. The sauce...More

Thank Zachary D
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I've been there many times to sip a beer and for a swimm in the nice pool. Haven't tried the restaurant. The place is very nice and well kept, the view of River Nile is beatiful. The service is good and people are friendly. Not...More

Thank giusimag
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Wonderful place to stay if you want to experience beautiful views of the Nile, excellent food and service, the delight of watching monkeys and wildlife, whilst in the comfort of a banda or tent with en-suite facilities. Friendly family atmosphere, with personal care taken to...More

Thank tricia D
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice stay in the black lantern for a number of nights. The scenery from the restaurant and rooms is amazing. Monkeys and birds are in the trees. Great way to do some luxury camping. The food is very good, and the ribs...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I went to the Black Lantern to celebrate a friend's birthday this weekend. You have never tasted ribs like theirs! They were so tender, the meat fell off the bone and they were slathered with the most delicious sauce. I accidentally ordered the full rack...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The owner was wonderful. Very engaging and friendly. The food was delicious! We tried the ribs and were not disappointed. Perfect place for a sunset dinner of the Nile complete with monkeys swinging from the trees.

Thank alcenerizio
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Black lantern is famous for their pork ribs and rightly so. A rack of these will easily feed 3 ladies. The place is little out of town , accessed on a dusty road, but the trip is worth it. The place is cozy and full...More

Thank dee277
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: +256 782 321541
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Fine dinning overlooking The Source of the Nile. A la Carte.
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