Eat, Drink at Middle East Restaurant_ Shawarma & Café, Uganda’s Leading Eatery 

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Why You Should Eat, Drink at Middle East Restaurant_Shawarma & Café, Uganda’s Leading Eatery 

Uganda‘s fine dining landscape has seen a revolution in recent years, with its restaurant scene responding to the influx of astute visitors. To those in the know, Kampala’s culinary scene has long been a good one, but the arrival of the Middle East Restaurant, Shawarma & Café cemented what some already desired.

Middle East Restaurant, Shwarma & Café

Founded by Lebanese Investor and diplomat H.E Mohammad Khoder Hussein, the Honorary Consul of Uganda in the Republic of Lebanon who doubles as the CEO at The Staunch Machinery Uganda, Middle East Restaurant, Shawarma & Café is located at Marigold Heights along Kira Road in Bokoto, just next to Middle East supermarket in Uganda’s capital Kampala with branches at; Victoria Mall Entebbe and The Arena Mall – Nsambya.

Middle East Restaurant, Shwarma & Café

Led by executive chefs from Dubai, India and other famous global cities, Middle East Restaurant, Shawarma & Café has the best setting and the best Shawarma dishes in Kampala with all Middle East Food including; Hummus Tahina, Falafel, Beef Kabab, Monkish, Cocktails, Ice cream & many more.


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Middle East Restaurant, Shwarma & Café-Arena Mall

Recently named the number-one restaurant in Uganda by customers, Middle East Restaurant, Shawarma & Café is a Kampala’s must-visit. The restaurant is an expression of a love of food. Pinning down the cuisine is impossible – some dishes are African, others Asian-inspired and plenty Middle Eastern. What unites them, however, is the passion with which each is made. The charm of the service is another key draw here.

Middle East Restaurant, Shwarma & Café

Nowadays, service is becoming as important as the food itself in creating a show-stopping restaurant, and STAY appears to have got it just right; servers are knowledgeable without being pretentious and helpful without being overbearing. The setting itself is equally as thoughtful, with a high-ceilinged dining room adorned with vibrant artworks setting the tone for a very special culinary experience to come.

Middle East Restaurant, Shwarma & Café Menu

“Shawarma here is very unique and very special. It is just like the shawarma that you find in UAE, Dubai or in Lebanon. What makes it genuine is because they are using the same, and some special recipes that they use in Dubai and Lebanon’’, says one of the supervisors.

Middle East Restaurant has two types of Shawarma; beef shawarma and chicken shawarma.

Middle East Restaurant, Shwarma & Café

‘’Cutting shawarma is a unique art. The chef has to be highly experienced. The chefs working here are highly experienced because they have worked for almost 11 years in Dubai, the Middle East and in Lebanon.Chicken shawarma is made sure that only the top quality chicken, from the best farms in Uganda are used and that the chicken is fresh. The chicken is marinated for almost two days, so that it gives the proper flavor and taste. So that you can smell the barbecue, and the cooking flavor.Beef shawarma on the other hand  is prepared with the special Middle East sauce, then some broccoli and onions. For takeaways, the shawarma is heated on a grill to ensure that when it reaches the customer, at their homes or in office or residence, it is still warm and they still enjoy it like in the restaurant. You get the same restaurant feeling/taste’’, added the supervisor.

Middle East Restaurant, Shwarma & Cafe Bukoto

At Middle East Restaurant there is this machine called a genie, simply because it does wonders. Here chicken is roasted on a slow fire. Chicken is cooked on a very slow fire for a long time giving you that smoky direct fire flavor.  It takes a minimum of two and a half hours. The moment this chicken is on the plate, it’s so succulent and tender.

‘’The chicken can be served whole in take away. If you come to the restaurant, the chicken is cut into half and served on platters with rice or chips. You can come down here with your kids and enjoy the whole chicken.The Middle East Restaurant has a very elaborate menu. The shawarma section covers only a percentage of the menu. They also have kebabs in different varieties. These kebabs, which are very special, are prepared by chefs from Dubai who are specialized in making these kebabs. Some of the kebabs include; Chicken Shish Kebab, Beef kebabs, Dubai kebabs, Beef sequer. These are chunks of meat, with some beef fat, which is built together to give you the fine and finished perfection. Others are marinated with spices, flavors or herbs’’, a chef told this news website.

Middle East Restaurant, Shwarma & Café

The lounge was designed in such a way that it gives a different feel, from the entire seating.Sometimes the restaurant has some VIPs for a special meeting or conversation, and are not necessarily here to dine. This lounge can be used for those special meetings in the restaurant. Other items on the menu include; Hummus, Shawarma Baguette, Fattoush, Falafel, The feast, Jumbo Platter among others.

With successful restaurants in Nsambya,Bukoto and Entebbe , Middle East restaurant brought its unique brand of middle east cookery to Uganda. It has already gained a reputation as one of the best restaurants in Eastafrica’s ever-evolving dining scene. Middle East Restaurant offers beautiful food and stunning streetscape views from its position, however, what also makes it stand out is its leadership team, which is professionally-led.

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