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The Coconut Shack

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Plot3063 St. Barnabas Road, Kampala, Uganda
09:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I first heard about it then saw comments of some of the people who had been here before me and when I visited it was an awesome place just like many described it. Good meal, prices are fair and affordable...quite and chill out... I had the butter chicken and Garlic Nan bread with chips...I almost bitten my fingers. Food ready... More 

Thank Neema W
Kampala, Uganda
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

excellent food good ambience and lovely pork special. Feel comfortable at the restaurant as the owners are friendly and loving people with that special touch to each customer who comes to have a meal there

Thank Basilio L
Panjim, Goa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This hidden gem serves up a spread fit for kings! I have visited this restaurant a couple of times and have never been disappointed... be it their tandoor items, Goan or Indian cuisine. I especially like their Pork Special.. and you can decide how spicy you like it. The mere thought of the pork curry teamed with hot rotis has... More 

Thank nnair18
Kampala, Uganda
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

It doesn't look so great from the outside but the food is great and it has a rustic charm. Situated in Muyenga, so great for anyone staying that side of town who wants good food without having to fight traffic. Ask the chef for his recommendations he hasn't let me down yet! Agree with other reviewers the butter chicken is... More 

Thank africasally
Kampala, Uganda
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Coconut shack is located close to Muyenga and Kabalagala and is one of my favourites because of the consistency in good service and tasty food. I love the chicken tikka dry as well as the cauliflower tikka. And for me the masala popopadom is the best around! The prices are moderate and the service is very nice.

Thank HanniGoesToAfrica
Lima, Peru
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This Indian restaurant is quite exquisite! I must say I was very lucky to hear about this place. After having had dinner there, we went back to it whenever we were in Kampala for a short visit. Definitely a "must-go-to" restaurant in town, for those who love Indian food.

1 Thank ChristopherFranz
Kampala, Uganda
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We are regulars at this place situated in Namuwongo. The food is excellent.My boys love the chicken lollipops.Also a favorite is their Butter chicken with garlic Nans.My best is the Goan fish. Coconut Shack have a large menu and we are always pleased with the cuisine. A highly recommended place to eat. They also do Outside catering and we have... More 

Thank Ashraf A
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I've been to this place many times in the past 6 or so years. It's small and pleasant. I rate it quite a few steps above street food with the genuineness of real home cooking. I've never been disappointed by a dish I've ordered here yet. If India were a Planet, that's where their naan would be from. OMG, I... More 

Thank JayTeeBee_007
Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

These folks do what they know well! The butter chicken at Coconut Shack is really worth the stop! Conveniently located near the International Hospital, makes visiting sick people a smidge better! Thanks for doing what you do!

Thank Chad N
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

The menu is hugh here! and all the food was cooked to perfection. I have been living in rural Kampala and this was a little taste of heaven. Great service price and food.

Thank Heather B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plot3063 St. Barnabas Road, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: 256712723412

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