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Plot 20 Kyadondo Road, Nakasero | P.O Box.23417 Kampala,Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
+256 774 542855
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Kampala, Uganda
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Well, this establishment is many things bar, restaurant, lounge but what always works for me is their west African themed kitchen. Specifically the Pepe soup. Best taken after a night of hanky panky with the booze. Food is good especially if the chef is in a good mood. The staff could do better, but this is Kampala service is generally... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Went here twice but I was not too impressed with the unfriendly demeanor of the staff and their food was nothing to brag about. I liked the fact that it was a nice secluded and quiet place but the unfriendly staff drove me away.

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Thank musiklef
Kampala
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Wow, Mama Ashanti. What has happened? This restaurant was once one of my favorites, a special treat and I would always take home leftovers. They have good portion sizes and a variety of Ghanaian dishes, and used to be so fresh and tasty. This would make it worth the high prices. Today I was seriously disappointed. 125,000/= for a meal... More 

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Thank Laura W
Kabale, Uganda
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Located in the up market neighborhood of Kampala, Mama Ashanti serves great food from West Africa, Uganda and continental foods. The portions are generous and pocket friendly.However on the evening I was there, there were loud patrons who ruined a seemingly great evening.

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Thank Ahimbisibwe A
Kampala, Uganda
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

I visited Mama Ashanti based on a friends recommendation. Somewhere I could try authentic west African food? Yum. I first visited Mama Ashanti in April 2014, a Friday afternoon. The place looked nice...quite suitable for an afternoon meal. I ordered for fofo (fufu) but was told I had to make an order in advance so they couldn't prepare..I settled though... More 

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Thank Liz C
Kampala
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

You have to ask the waiters to take your order. Once delivered, they forget about you as they are busy watching television. Such a shame that such a nice place can get it so wrong with staffing. Heard the founder sought greener pastures across the border - Nairobi!

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Kampala, Uganda
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The setting is nice and quiet, the garden is spacious and green. The menu has a large variety of choices for vegetarians and non vegetarians. However there were only a total of three tables occupied when we went for lunch last week but it took over an hour to bring our food. The waiter was not helpful, we had to... More 

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1 Thank Kate K
Stockholm, Sweden
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

A caveat is in order here: the restaurant is actually on Trip Advisor - under misspelt name! TA's sagacious software would not let me correct..the name. Anyway, the restaurant definitely des merit two sets of reviews!! Situated in one of Kampala's better quarters,scattered in a number of open pavillions in a pleasant garden, on a slope with good view, the... More 

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Thank Yoc11
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125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Very authentic West African food even though you are in East Africa. It has great goat stew and an extensive menu of other dishes from Jollof Rice to Fufu. Was a little disappointed that there was no Omo Tuwo but it was still fantastic. They also play great 80s videos at the inside bar.

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1 Thank Cliffsideinn
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This was one of the best meals we had in Kampala. The setting is quiet and lovely and the West African food was unique and quite good. The service was good and the server was helpful since the food items were unfamiliar to us. We would go back there again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisine
African
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plot 20 Kyadondo Road, Nakasero | P.O Box.23417 Kampala,Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 774 542855
Description
Restaurant with ample parking,an Eat -in Bar,Gardens,a 14 and 35 seater conference rooms,with nearby spa,unisex saloon and boutique.We are good in outside catering,deliveries and parties of all kinds.
We have dedicated and professional staff.

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