Restaurants in Lusaka

Lusaka has a surprisingly wide variety of restaurants including traditional Zambian, German, Chinese, Indian, German, Irish, Creole, Lebanese and others.   Many restaurants are within larger hotels and other accommodation providers and many are in converted homes.

Hotel Restaurants

Intercontinental Hotel
Hotel Intercontinental offers a choice of places to eat with a range of menus – the open air Savannah Grill & Restaurant and the authentic Italian Rosso Trattoria Pizzeria. Relax in the Safari Bar, while you watch your favorite sports channel or enjoy a quick cup of coffee and home-made cake in the Rhythms Café.
Address: Haile Selassie Ave, Lusaka, Zambia, Phone:+260 21 250000

Steakhouses

Chicago’s -Manda Hill Shopping Centre, Great East Road
located on the mall’s 2nd floor is a night-time haunt of Lusaka’s young, prosperous and stylish.   The large menu specialises in steaks and seafood
Phone: +260 21 1255549

Marlins – Longacres Roundabout
One of the most popular venues for steaks in Lusaka at the Lusaka Club, especially  the aged fillet with mushroom or pepper sauce. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Phone: +260 211 252206

Cattleman’s Grill – Los Angeles Boulevard, Chimar Hotel
Well known for their flame-grilled barbecue selections, . It’s a good place to mix with   visiting business types and expats, in a relaxed atmosphere outdoors under a high thatch roof next to the pool at the Chrismar Hotel. There is usually live music on the weekends.
Phone: +260 21 1252569

International

Design House Café – Sugarbush Farm, Leopards Hill Rd
Chill out for an afternoon at one of the picnic tables munching on homemade bread and pastries, salads made with vegetables from the organic garden and expertly prepared sandwiches, pasta and meat dishes as well as a glass of wine. Every Sunday from noon to 3pm is a special roast rump of beef and Yorkshire pudding meal – reservations recommended

Rhapsody’s – Arcades shopping Centre
The view of the mall’s parking lot may not be that great but the food is excellent. It has huge eating areas, inside and outside under an industrial-style roof, and the international menu does everything from steaks to Thai chicken, salads, seafood and even nasi goreng.
Phone: +260 21 1256729

Four Seasons Bistro – next to Lusaka City Lodge, Suez Road | Ridgeway
Consistently serving great food with a good variety of changes to suit the clientele and season. They focus on quality ingredients and are very adaptable to your specific requirements.
Phone: +260 97 3151933

Restaurants of other Cultures

Eviva – Greek -Rhodes Park
Located in a quiet neighbourhood lies a culinary gem. Eviva, Run by   Akis and Eleni, the restaurant offers a great dining experience for family, friends and business colleagues. Apart from Greek specialties they also have a good sushi and seafood menu.
Phone: +260 211 846 465

Dil ~ Indian – Ibex Hill and Acacia Office Park
One of Lusaka’s oldest restaurants with a great reputation. The Royal Dil has now opened in Acacia Park and the Dil restaurant is still in Ibex Hill. Friendly staff and large variety of dishes to choose from, DiIl is known for the best Indian food in town. If you can’t find something you like they will make up a dish for you! Portions are generous, and it’s easy to order a variety of dishes and share.

Sechuan ~ Chinese – Show Grounds
This is probably the best Chinese restaurant in Lusaka – if you like sechuan style chinese cuisine. It is located inside an exhibition hall, including the parking. Consistently good food and service   and you don’t get wet in rainy season when you get out of the car!

Lunch Spots

Mint Lounge – Acacia Office park next to Arcades shopping Centre
A casual, coffee shop vibe and lovely outdoor seating area surrounded with beautiful, manicured plants. It offers a large selection of Western-style dishes like tortilla wraps, omelettes and pasta but is known for its unique sandwiches and fresh smoothies. It’s great for a light, healthy lunch with friends

The Deli – Lunzua Road, off Addis Ababa – Rhodes Park
Boasting the best barista in Lusaka as well as  a garden setting, the Deli is a good place to plant yourself for a few hours. The sophisticated kitchen turns out all-day breakfasts like eggs and French toast, specialty sandwiches like Asian pork meatball and classics like pastrami, wood-fired pizzas and homemade ice cream.  You can build your own plate of salads too. Free Wifi.

The Zambean Coffee Co.  6 Nyati Close, Off Addis Ababa Drive, Situated in a Leafy Garden, offering great coffee, light lunches and free wifi.
Phone: +260 96 6776776

Pizzaz – Tikatane rd off Addis Ababa Rd.
Great pizzas and burgers and also some very good healthy items on the menu. Daily specials and good service. Convenient for lunches and an ever changing exhibition of local artists work on view.