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The Pearl of Africa

P. O. Box 7814, Kintu Road | Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala 756, Uganda
(+256) 41309000
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Ranked #56 of 183 restaurants in Kampala
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I would rate this good, more than average but less than ver good. The pricing is reasonable for the quality of what you get. I ordered ginger butternut squash soup which I found good. For entree I ordered Nile perch which I was overcooked, served with roasted shaved carrot and zucchini topped with cherry tomato, and risotto cooked with coconut... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Very nice , modern setting in the hotel. The pond in the courtyard has frogs that sing after the sun sets, a lovely backdrop we had grilled tilapia which was done beautifully. Limited wine list.

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were looking forward to a special meal in Kampala and were very disappointed with the food and the restaurant setting itself. Because of 2 large groups they put us in a corner of the restaurant but the table was underneath a very bright light in the ceiling which we complained about but nothing was done about it. I didn't... More

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kampala
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

For a restaurant the pitches itself at the top end of Kampalas' dining experience we had expected a better than average family night out. One of our waiters took to dropping cutlery on the table as he set up for dessert, perhaps we were keeping him from an urgent appointment. the food was so so, my mushroom and pumpkin risotto... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Rehan- Grade 7 To finish off a long day of celebrating my sister’s birthday perfectly we had to go to the Pearl of Africa in the Serena Hotel for amazing tasting food, great service and the spectacular ambience. As the waiter took us to our table we heard the piano player playing Chariots of Fire, one of my mum’s favourite... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Being not the biggest fan of hotel chains (professional disease can't help it, stayed in them too much) I was pleasantly surprised by the Lakes hotel @the Serena Kampala. The menu (lunch) offered both a buffet option (60K Shilling) and a generous variety of à la carte dishes ranging from sandwiches to your classic salads but also Indian curries and... More

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Bat Yam, Israel
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This one is adjacent to the hotel Very nice setting ,live band, very helpful staff and waiters,the buffet has a large variety Totally not bad,though abit pricey for Uganda

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I've been here many times now. Still think that its the best restaurant in Kampala. This time I went with my girlfriend. It was very romantic. The service was good. We didn't wait long for the food. Wine was perfect! Was served an extra dish, compliments of the chef. Price is not at all bad - about 25-50.000 shilling for... More

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Amazing restaurant! Beautiful presentation of food, very good service and top marks for overall wonderful dining experience.If you can afford to go there regularly, then you definitely must. Its a gem in Kampala.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Most fancy restaurant in Kampala but food is not too expensive. Been there twice and never a bad experience with any of the dishes. Place has been almost empty both times we were there.

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