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Central Pub

Lebanese, Mediterranean, Pub
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May Street, Juba, South Sudan
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: At the junction of May St and Unity Ave

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
CLOSED DOWN - WHAT A SHAME

I used to love this place for lunch, nice food nice atmosphere. But it's closed down. I can only hope the owners are opening up somewhere else in Juba because they had a great little offering.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Julian W
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I used to love this place for lunch, nice food nice atmosphere. But it's closed down. I can only hope the owners are opening up somewhere else in Juba because they had a great little offering.

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Juba, South Sudan
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

First, I saw some review it was "attached" to a UN compound.... This is not true. It is a very "spacey" place a lot of space for people in the gardens. However, it tends to be quiet on nights without any special activities, not to be said it is bad. The menu is limited but they have what is stated... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Before the recent conflict, Central Pub was "the place to be" at for lunch, all tables packed (heavy on UN, embassies and NGOs), and active in the evening. Some important government officials used to meet there for lunch. There is a large central (outdoor) area and several smaller satellites, all with thatched roof. My new team recently visited, to find... More 

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London
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A little gem in Juba. They offer a good selection of pizza, salad, and Middle Eastern food, including a wide range of salad. A good mix of people there, it's not all internationals! Thursday night is salsa night, but things don't get going until late, and for many curfew meant that you can't take part in the fun. Service is... More 

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Lutherville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is on the UN compound in Juba and is over rated and way over-priced. The lunch buffet is pretty unsatisfyng and the staff are, well, typically unmortivated young people from the area. Went to the Pub twice for lunch in May 2013; first time out of curiosity, second time against my preferences. There won't be a third time.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Good mix of clientele. Great food. They had a barbeque station the night I went (Thursday). Plus, good entertainment for the guests as it was Salsa night. We were able to smoke a sheesha while enjoying the ambience.

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Juba, South Sudan
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Ok... they have an impromtu band that you can volunteer to sing or whatever you want to do... not really sure how this operates but just ask... Food is not bad but not great either.. But a nice place to unwind.. nice garden atmosphere in central Juba.

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Banjul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed Salsa night (Thursdays) in this lively venue. There is a small enclosed and a large open bar/restaurant area and a separate bar and dance floor. There was a really great feel aboutn this place and it was very busy. Lots of ex pats but also plenty of locals enjoying a really fun night out. Great music, cold... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

The chicken we ordered was good, but I didn't like the atmosphere here. The menu was like 10 pages long with 200 things on it. And it was extremely dark. I felt like going to sleep.

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Split, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Every Thursday night you can enjoy salsa night. I am not sure about food, but if you are looking for party on thursday night in Juba, Central Pub is the right place to be.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: May Street, Juba, South Sudan
  • Location: Africa  >  South Sudan  >  Central Equatoria State  >  Juba

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Pub

Description

At the junction of May St and Unity Ave

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