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Plot 34-38, Jinja road | Centenary Park, Kampala, Uganda
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Medford, Oregon
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2013

My companion and I were very hungry and fought our way through traffic to go to Centenary Park, which has several restaurants we like. On a lark we decided on Effendy's which used to be a popular restaurant/bar. When I walked in at 8:30 on a Friday night there was only one other occupied table. I should have kept walking,... More 

Thank buckup2000
Kampala, Uganda
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Well, its just an ordinary restaurant..apart from being at the heat of the city center, it losts its spark and while i was there i had a very ordinary experience.

1 Thank Natalie_Mukundane
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

This has very good turkish food. I enjoy coming here for its enviornment and good food. I usually get the beef stew- its my favorite. The service isnt the greatest though. Our waitress had no idea what was on the menu or what we were asking for, and they dont have baklava either.

Thank Linda N
Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Food is pretty good but the atmosphere is loud with periodic comedy shows. Tables outside are in the sand which is a nuisance.

Thank Safarib0und
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Went here in middle of the day, so less atmosphere than I would have liked, but the food was really good. Meze plate and kebab fantastic. Also had shisha and they just keep giving you more until you've had enough - good times.

Thank BettyJane32
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Food was OK but unspectacular. Good parking. Ambience nothing to write home about.

Thank Elisabeth R
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2012

If you go here on a Monday, the main chef is off and you'll get something that seems to have been based on the children's game of telephone (you know, the one where the message at the end is far different from the one at the beginning after it's been heard and re-told 20 times?). A friend was served the... More 

Thank nzlat
Kampala, Uganda
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2012

The food is not spectacular, two of the people I ate with didn't even finish their meals because they were awful. The hookah is fun (though expensive), and it's a nice change of pace from many of the restaurants in Kampala. Don't believe any of their advertisements for drink specials, ladies' nights, etc. I had to fight with them and... More 

Thank michelerdb
Islamabad, Pakistan
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97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2011

In August 2011 once I was visiting Nakumatt Kampala, I asked someone for some good restaurant. I was suggested to go to Centenary Park, it was just at a few minutes walk from there. Once I reached there I saw many nice restaurants, all very close by each other. I opted to have food in this restaurant, and I loved... More 

1 Thank AsadKhan
Leiden, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2011

This place is located in Centenary park where there are about a dozen restaurants. This is the best I've been to. The service is great. Very friendly staff, quick service and very tasty food. The coffee is great (what else did you expect from a Turkish place) and prices are very reasonable. There are several area's to this place including... More 

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  • Address: Plot 34-38, Jinja road | Centenary Park, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
Centenary Park has 14 restaurants/bars all with the same address of the park. Please list all mentioned on the site.

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