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“An in town eatery that looks after most all tastes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sam's

Sam's
78 Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda
(0414) 251694
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Ranked #84 of 196 Restaurants in Kampala
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Jinja, Uganda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An in town eatery that looks after most all tastes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

An in town eatery that looks after most all tastes and even though Kampala is growing up, this type of place is still hard to find - good food, good service - reasonable price

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  • English first
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English first
Kampala
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Old and expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Used to be a favorite but the food has become less than spectacular and the price has gone up. Hard to find, hard to park, and hasn't kept up with other places in Kampala.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Out of the way, but, what a treat when you find it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

I've been coming to Sam's for 7 years. It's tucked away off in a cul de sac on main Kampala Road - you could easily miss it without knowing where it is.

It's an eclectic place, serving crocodile, kudu, wildebeest and other game meals, whilst at the same, cooking a wide range of Mughlai dishes in that lovely Tandoori oven. The Tandoori whole fish is to die for, so nicely spiced and Tanoori-baked, The game is fresh and excellent,
The veggie dishes, particularly the biryani, are heavenly. All the Tandooris are great, including all the paneers and other veggie dishes.

It's a funny place, almost a drive in. It's not quite as clean as it was when it started out, but, no worries - it's clean enough and the service is excellent and the food out of this world.

Highly recommended for food, atmosphere and service. A must when visiting Kampala!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BAHRAIN
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130 reviews 130 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Best Brunch on Weekends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Named after the owner, Sam's has maintained its spirit through the years. Though a lot of people are attracted by the game meat served here, we personally adore the hearty brunch that can make your sunday.

Tips:
The entry is small entrance on Bombo Road to the left, very easy to miss so do drive slowly when you cross Equatoria Hotel, it will be on your left.
For more steaks, live cooking and a garden atmosphere u can check out Mr. Patels other baby, Phase 2 on Nakasero Road.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Entebbe, Uganda
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good steak, more speed and a brush of paint please”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Good food. Service can be a bit slow and environment was getting jaded

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