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Bistro Zum Kaiser

4 Sam Nujoma Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 417 136
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nice lunch” (2 reviews)
“diners” (2 reviews)
“chefs” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
German, European
$$ - $$$
4 Sam Nujoma Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia
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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

A clean place . Delicious food. The best oysters ever. We would like to revisit and revisit. A clean place with pleasant service and quick service.

Thank abut0ma
TaleniAfrica, Manager at Bistro Zum Kaiser, responded to this review

Dear Abut)ma, Thank you for your excellent rating and review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the oysters and the service you received! Looking forward to welcome you back! Best wishes, The Bistro Zum Kaiser Team

Reviewed 11 March 2016

We visited during a fairly quiet time so had terrific attention. Breakfast with an array of breads and rolls, fresh fruit, cooked food. We also had a take away breakfast on the day we did our amazing kayaking tour. They gave us a fabulous spread.

Thank ausgiraffe
TaleniAfrica, Manager at Bistro Zum Kaiser, responded to this review

Dear Ausgiraffe, Thank you so much for the fabulous review! Glad you enjoyed the breakfast and the take away spread! Looking forward to welcome you back! Best wishes, The Bistro Zum Kaiser Team

Reviewed 15 December 2015

We dropped in here for a quiet dinner and were the only customers in (we were early) for most of our dinner. Service was pretty good and the food was reasonably priced and well cooked. My wife found the Calamari basket too much (the waiter...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Nice lunch well served and good value. Had Lamb chops and the Calamares also looked OK. This is not fine dining like Hansa Hotel but good to average food. No other diners so lacked atmosphere but convenient for the sea front area.

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The staff was very friendly and delivered excellent service. However, although the breakfast was good, the dinner was very poor.

1  Thank Cobustrip
Reviewed 18 May 2015

The bistro is part of the Zum Kaiser hotel, has a friendly atmosphere and is a nice place to start the day having breakfast here. The offerings were many and good.

1  Thank V6179OSrobertg
Reviewed 24 March 2015

The selection of cereals on offers was adequate as was the bread,cheese and fruits. Not much of a choice for hot breakfast but again adequate. However, the plates were cold which we hate! As the breakfasts were included in our stay, we cannot really comment...More

1  Thank Christine17041
Reviewed 4 January 2015

OK, so nobody in Namibia seems to have hot coffee or decent bread, and this place didn't disappoint either, but the buffet array was thin and uninspired and even the omelettes to order (which, of course, takes more time than you could imagine, so if...More

1  Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Food and service is great yet prices are surprisingly cheap. The food is excellent and basic; (no frilly or distracting garnishing, just proper good food. Loved having sundown cocktails (which are very well prepared and cheap) as well on their terrace. Zum Kaiser is a...More

Thank Jeanhubsch
TaleniAfrica, Manager at Bistro Zum Kaiser, responded to this review

Dear Jean, Thanks so much for your excellent rating and review! Glad you enjoyed our good no-frills food and the cocktails on the terrace! Looking forward to have you back soon! Best wishes, The Bistro Zum Kaiser Team

Reviewed 20 October 2013

Good choice of food for breakfast. Good and friendly service. Steps into the Bistro are a bit steep and could be slippery when wet as they are tiled.

Thank CheetahgirlBris
TaleniAfrica, Manager at Bistro Zum Kaiser, responded to this review

Dear Cheetahgirl, Thank you for also reviewing our Bistro! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the breakfasts and the service you received! Looking forward to your next visit! Best Regards, The Bistro Zum Kaiser Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Sam Nujoma Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia (Formerly Zum Kaiser)
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund
  • Phone Number: +264 64 417 136
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Bistro Zum Kaiser offers a unique culinary experience combining the finest German-Namibian flavours with award-winning wines in a warm and relaxed environment.Be spoiled for choice from the superb breakfast feast, indulging sweet treats, outstanding light meals to our exquisite main menu. These mouth-watering dishes will please even the most discerning taste buds and will leave a lasting memory to your visit.For those exploring the vibrant streets of Swakopmund, Bistro Zum Kaiser is the perfect place to rest your feet and enjoy a delicious cup of freshly ground coffee.