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Cafe Balalaika

Corner Independence Ave & Fidel Castro St, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 223 479
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good32%
  • Average37%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
3 Sep 2016
“A lovely surprise find.”
11 Apr 2016
“Nice location and good food”
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PMAll hours
Corner Independence Ave & Fidel Castro St, Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed 9 November 2012 via mobile

Very sad to see this place closed. I have enjoyed it many times for a coffe, a snack or a light dinner with friends. I hope to sit here again soon...

Thank The_Captain_Morgan
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Great spot, lovely sushi and the vibe is cosmopolitan, lively and fresh. Service is also very good. Outstanding place to chill on a Sunday, view over the park and relaxing with a drink!!!

Thank deone n
Reviewed 21 October 2012

....but average food. This is a nice spot to have a drink and watch life go by in the park but the pasta frutti di mare was a bit of a disappointment and the caesar's salad was drowning under the dressing. Prices were ok but...More

Thank Damarg
Reviewed 16 October 2012

We only had an ice cream and a drink in this place but the menu is attractive with a large selection of dishes. The atmosphere is nice, there is a large nice terrace under a big tree, next to the Zoo Park. Efficient service

Thank nicolas414
Reviewed 20 September 2012

I must say this was a surprise to me. Fantastic food, but the sushi is outstanding. To my knowledge, there isn't any better. Service however is sometimes questionable. They need to learn their product better and speak clearer.

Thank Vlooi_25
Reviewed 9 July 2012

I enjoyed the relax atmosphere. Sitting under the tree was a little cold, so bring warm clothes if visiting in winter!

Thank Laurie R
Reviewed 28 May 2012

The restaurant is set in a beautiful garden under a magnificent tree, just a stone's throw from the main pedestrian street and hotels in the city center. They serve sushi and various local dishes. Excellent place for lunch or dinner!

Thank PhiavG
Reviewed 25 May 2011

Had coffee and cake (tasty), prices were the same as everywhere in Windhoek, sitting on the terrace was very pleasant as there were lots of plants and trees which gave the whole place a very exclusive and laid back atmosphere. Service was extremely friendly, they...More

1  Thank giadalina
Reviewed 30 January 2011

We stopped in for an afternoon drink and with the service we received decided to go for dinner. It was the middle of a thunderstorm so it was very quiet however we found the food and service excellent. Our waitress, Angelique, made our night with...More

Thank MandynJohn
Reviewed 2 April 2010

They are currently advertising themselves as "Balalaika at the Zoo," and have added sushi platters to their menu. I have been going there for lunch in recent weeks, and have found the service to be consistently good. The waiters and waitresses have clearly been trained...More

Thank tilda54
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Independence Ave & Fidel Castro St, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek
  • Phone Number: +264 61 223 479
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