Namibia Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Namibia

April 6, 2018 Alice Mieles

Namibia from Africa region, is best know for Reservations. Discover best restaurants in Namibia with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Hansa Hotel

3 Hendrik Witbooi Street, Swakopmund, Namibia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible European, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +264 64 414 200
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Hansa Hotel

Reviewed By Jenny M - Sydney, Australia

Wonderful food and service, you need to book ahead, enough variety on the menu. Staff attentive and offer advice with choices of wine.

2. The Tug

A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Drinks +264 64 402 356
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

The Tug

THE TUG RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS, Seating AREAS, DINING SERVICES Seating AREAS OFFERED: Terrace: No reservation possible, and weather permitting. Bar: No reservation possible. Inside Cabin: Reservation recommended OPERATING TIMES LUNCH All Areas Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 12noon to 3pm LATE AFTERNOON Outside Deck - Weather Permitting Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 3pm to 6pm Terrace SUNDOWNER Drinks & Light Snacks Monday-Thursday: From 4pm DINNER All Areas Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 10pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 6pm to 10pm The Tug Restaurant had first opened its doors during December 1993. Starting out as a small beachfront restaurant on the edge of the wild and mystical Atlantic Ocean, with splendid views onto the iconic Swakopmund jetty, The Tug's popularity has grown as time moved on. Dining areas inside and on the outside deck Terrace have been extended considerably, while the restaurant has become a culinary destination for travelers from around the globe. The Tug restaurant offers authentically prepared cocktails, a selection of more than 140 of the finest South African wines, French champagne. Special delights from the wild Namibian ocean include kingklip, kabeljou, lobsters, angel fish and sole, John Dory, local oysters, fresh green Swakopmund asparagus. The richly diverse menu includes stuffed Patagonian squid, prawns, Norwegian salmon, Sashimi tuna. For the carnivore there are tasty cuts of beef and tender lamb, in addition to game delicacies such as Oryx carpaccio or grilled Oryx steak, Surf & Turf. There is a wide selection for the vegetarian and our delicious homemade Spanakopita is a favorite. Both owner partners George Hopking and Brett Southworth believe that no successful establishment should rely solely on its popularity. They engage in consistent attention to quality and freshness of their products, as well as continuous training and motivation of their staff, in order to provide the customer with decent service and an extensive menu and wine list.

Reviewed By LucyLu_Texas - Houston, Texas

Located at the waterfront jetty - you pay a premium for the view - an ideal location for a special dinner overlooking the ocean. Menu mostly local seafoof with generous portions. Excellent seafood and professional service. Caters to tourists, but that’s what Swakopmund is about. Reservations recommended, if not essential.

3. Anchors @ the Jetty

Esplanade Street | Walvis Bay Waterfront, Walvis Bay 9000, Namibia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +264 64 205 762
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 386 reviews

Anchors @ the Jetty

Reviewed By ByAnyGivenName - Auckland Central, New Zealand

We ate at Anchors twice and had the oysters grilled with cheese, (not a good choice) special surf and turf along with the calamari (grilled and fried). The portions are generous and unsophisticated and its a nice place on a hot day. There are only two toilets and the restaurant seats about 60.

4. The Wreck Restaurant

1 Stint street | Vogelstrand, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +264 64 414 528
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 375 reviews

The Wreck Restaurant

Situated on the second floor of the Beach Lodge, with uninterrupted sea-views, beautifully presented delicious food with attentive service in an elegant environment, the Wreck Restaurant offers one of the best restaurant venues in Swakopmund.

Reviewed By paxa - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Had dinner here one night with our group. The restaurant is housed in a fun ship shaped building (which looks nothing like a wreck), right on the beach. Upstairs dining room - with white tablecloth, comfortable padded chairs - has big windows facing west -...MoreThank you very much for the review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your dinner experience at The Wreck Restaurant. Your comment has been passed on to the Chef. Regards, Andre

5. Jetty 1905

Molen Road | On the Pier, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Sushi, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$173 +264 64 405 664
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Jetty 1905

Located on Swakopmund's historical iron Jetty which, after being closed for 10 years was renovated and reopened to the public by The Lighthouse Group on 6 August 2010. Breathtaking views looking back from the Atlantic ocean to land, or out to sea. A varied menu serving seafood dishes, sushi, steaks and more. Perfect for that romantic date or special occasion. A must for every visitor to Swakopmund

Reviewed By Gizmodium_22 - Vienna, Austria

We came here for dinner after four days of self catering and were quickly reminded of the delight of creature comforts... had the tuna and honest-to-god goulash soup and both were divine. Staff is attentive and helpful, the location is particularly appealing. Prices were high for Namibia but mid range compared to Europe. The glass of red wine was a generous fill as well. Will go back for our second night because we enjoyed it so much.

6. The Stellenbosch Wine Bar and Bistro

Shop No. 25, Bougain Villas, 320 Sam Nujoma Drive | Klein Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards European, Wine Bar, Steakhouse, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$63 - HK$126 +264 61 309 141
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 775 reviews

The Stellenbosch Wine Bar and Bistro

A lovely venue, a fine selection of private cellar wines and exclusive rights to serve the premium meat produce of Namibia!

Reviewed By surya77 - athens

It seems that The Stellenbosch Wine Bar is nowadays the place to go for a drink or a meal in Klein Windhoek.
The elegant decor and the pleasant, lively atmosphere, combined with good food and excellent service cannot but be a recipe for success.
We enjoyed all our dinners there and definitely recomment to anyone in town!!!

7. Village Cafe

21 Sam Nujoma Ave., Swakopmund, Namibia (Formerly Village Cafe) Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 264 404723
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 728 reviews

Village Cafe

Reviewed By ashleyrwalden - york

Set in the very rustic environment, lots of crafty arts hung on the walls and food menu's filled with a solid sense of humour. Its a great place to grab a bite to eat and a nice cool drink before further exploration of the coastal region.

8. Barrels - Restaurant and Bar

No. 5 Nachtigal street, Luderitz, Namibia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +264 81 315 5259
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 201 reviews

Barrels - Restaurant and Bar

Reviewed By Dutchitaliansandwich

This is the kind of place that gets a lot of traction on tripadvisor due to the likable atmosphere in the restaurant, but unfortunately it doesn't meet the expectations. We took the buffet and found ourselves eating overcooked stuff. We ate in the back side of the restaurant and in order to get there we had to walk through the kitchen. Normally an open kitchen is a good sign. This time not. It was really dirty. There are not many alternatives in Luderitz, but the day after we ate in crayfish bar restaurant and the quality of the food is way higher and the service is way better (only the service is slow).

9. Cactus Coffee & Teagarden

3rd Avenue | Corner old golf course road and 3rd ave, Uis, Namibia Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$24 - HK$63 +264 64 504 106
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 106 reviews

Cactus Coffee & Teagarden

We provide teagarden fare serving light meals, cool drinks smoothies, milkshakes etc etc. Bookings for more substantial meals welcomed and will be provided. The teagarden is set in a succulent nursery tastefully landscaped amongst probably the largest variety of succulents in Namibia in addition to the teagarden and nursery there is a luxury campsite(Daureb Isib Campsite)

Reviewed By ekholland27 - Amersfoort, The Netherlands

We stayed at the connected campside and in the morning we had breakfast/coffee and cake in the cactus garden. They bake there own cakes which are great and the made very nice cappucino's. Worth a stop.

10. Main Street Cafe

116 Wilhelm Zeraua Road, Omaruru, Namibia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch HK$31 - HK$94 +264 64 570 544
Excellent
75%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Main Street Cafe

THREE YEARS IN A ROW, CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE, 2015, 2016, 2017.<br><br>NOTE: We are closed on Mondays!<br><br>Custom roasted coffee - Great Cakes -Best Cheesecake in this sector of the Galaxy. FREE WIFI.<br><br>The Main Street Cafe has a very simple business model. Local ingredients prepared fresh, served with a smile.<br><br>Quickly<br><br>(And some nice music)<br><br>We go weeks without opening a tin.<br><br>We are simply the best in town as clearly shown by our reviews.<br><br>Everyone from everywhere is welcome, period.

Reviewed By Titania777 - Rome, Italy

A must stop even only for the super espresso! Good service. Very nice and welcoming owner who is a photographer and sell beautiful picture of the desert. And obviously very good food.Well Titania777, that is a bold statement, we will try to live up to it every day! Thanks for your business and your support! Espressolordchris.....

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