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Rue de Venice, Djibouti, Djibouti
+253 21 34 20 63
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Motala, Sweden
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice location on rue de venice. With a view over the water. The only thing they actually had in the menu were sea food dishes. But it was tasty. They do have wi-fi if you bother to ask For the password. They don't serve alcohol.

Thank pata108
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I think if you are an international traveler in Africa, only things you ask are cleaness and safety. Moonlight has both but still it can improve many things in terms of hygiene at the kitchen. Please Djibouti, small things matter. You have to deliver at the least the following standards; 1) clean kitchen 2) timely service 3) good food You... More 

Thank Deha T
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Moonlight is near the port area of Djibouti. The food is pretty god and the prices are very reasonable (especially for pricey Djibouti). There are plenty of privater rooms to smoke the hookha. Nice view of the port area.

Thank 820Junior
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This place looks great for a party. We just had some tea and used the wifi while waiting for the boat from Djibouti to Tadjoura, which travels 4 times a week in the morning (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday). They normally leave at 9 but sometimes at 11...

Thank Leon S
Bratislava, Slovakia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Good food and service at affordable price by the Djibouti City Corniche. Shisha is also available as well as excellent juices!

Thank pascalebratislava
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

My first time in this wonderful restaurant,I was a bit lost in the large variety of foods written in French,but finally ordered lobster accompanied by vegetables and gallette fromage( a flattened bread baked in a traditional oven with cheese). the food was tasty and beautiful I ordered a take away for a friend we left behind that night. the atmosphere... More 

Thank James A
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015

I went to the restaurant several times for meals and the food is great. The restaurant is by the sea side and the breeze is great in such a hot country. The food is fresh and clean and the service good, albeit a bit slow. The food is also a bit pricey considering the portions are a bit small. However... More 

Thank Alex N
Djibouti, Djibouti
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2015

Rarely will I go out of my way to review a restaurant, but I was shocked by how ordering one large fish and 3 juices amounted to 80$. They charged us 8 $ for each set of bread we didn't order, and.... the best part; in the juice they placed 2 ice cream balls and real fruits inside the juice.... More 

Thank CarlosManuelDuncan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015

The staff are pleasant, the location is decent, the food is fine. However, the mantra of this place is charge, add, and bill. We were a party of 8 mixed group English, French, Arabic, and Somali speakers - so language was not a problem. Where to begin - 9 salds charged, a drink that was 900 became 1950. My portion... More 

Thank mlahm
Sanaa, Yemen
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015

An amazing view of the sea, they have really good food, nice seating arrangements, but my only issue with the place is that the service is too slow.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de Venice, Djibouti, Djibouti
  • Location: Africa  >  Djibouti  >  Djibouti
  • Phone Number: +253 21 34 20 63

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?