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Dewinton Rd. | at Iskon Hare Krishna Temple Building, Kampala, Uganda
077-605-206
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OTTAWA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Went here for lunch one day and had the buffet. Good mix of food and it was quite tasty, and not very expensive for the variety. There were both vegetarian and vegan options

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Thank RIANA T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

One of the very rare places in kampala offering fresh made samosa even at 7 pm evening. Please try it if you do not believe me.

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Thank Ravi M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Located behind Madhani foundation building app proposed five star hotel at busy Dewinton road, this vegetarian restaurant has average looks but nice veg food & sweets incl. Gujarati farina/Snacks & thali buffet. Ala carte south indian food is also available. They as well sell few DVD of Indian movies/Songs. It starts aroundd 10 am & till late evening.

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Thank JatinAmbani
Oxford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Cheap, quick and with character. This Hare Krishna place hasn't changed since I was first in Uganda 15 years ago. The food is South Indian comes quick and tastes great. Nice old school atmosphere and next to the National theatre. Worth a visit.

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Thank Marcus-wattam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Gujarati food, best price. All varieties of sweets, namkeen available. reasonable price. snacks, meals, sweets, juices available.

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Thank Kamal M
Coimbatore, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2015

The best place for veggie and budget food. The quality of food is good and is pure veg. Eat as much as you can for a budget price. Worth a try.

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Thank S Krishna I
Rourkela, India, Asia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went for a quick lunch in town and was told by a friend about Govinda and we hence went, we were offered a buffet and the food was great... It had lot of options and we loved it. Only thing it was over priced. We shall come back.... Reduce the price.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

I am from India. This place serves home-made vegetarian food that took me back. And the prices are excellent compared to some of the more expensive Indian fare in Kampala. One thing though: Do not order the masala chai (spice tea) - it was the least authentic thing we had that night. It was rather African tea with lots of... More 

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Kampala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

The place itself is rather odd, good for lunch, not suitable for a dinner party. Service is terrible, the Krishna people are lovely, but it's the local staff which can't be bothered to serve you. Food is really good and cheap. I used to eat there daily when staying nearby and would go back again. Especially great for vegetarians.

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

But it's not. The food is prepared according to Hare Krishna dietary rules, which means no onions, garlic, spices, etc. So if you want Indian-ish food without any of the things that make Indian food delicious, then this place may be for you. It's a cheap place, and when I visited, one of the practitioners sitting nearby was continually coughing.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch
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Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dewinton Rd. | at Iskon Hare Krishna Temple Building, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: 077-605-206

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