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Jambo Restaurant (Restaurant)

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127 High Cross Road, Tottenham, London, N17 9NR
Cuisine: African Average Price: £15.00
Tel: 0208 8855 738 | Email to Jambo Restaurant | Transport: Tottenham Hale | Write review

Jambo Restaurant Description

Possibly one of the biggest secrets in town:
Off the beaten track of the concrete expanse of Tottenham hale, away from the imposing fast food chains, grows something of a culinary rose; ‘Jambo restaurant’.

It would be a mistake to judge this place by its humble exterior or mellow décor, this one roomed restaurant offers an atmosphere to be savoured.

If you’re new to African cooking and want to ease yourself into this world, then jambo restaurant is the place to start.

This is one of the few London restaurants to serve authentic East African cuisines, with solid traditional favourites, generous portions and a warm leisurely service.

‘jambo’ is still fine-tuning its exotic combination of authentic Ugandan dishes with a touch of Kenyan, Tanzanian, Rwandese and Burundi influences. These elegantly spiced harmonious meals offer a certain lightness that means you won’t end up feeling stuffed.

The menu features modestly priced classics; Goat, beef, chicken and fish concocted with a delicious, semi-spicy, rich house sauce, served with some more adventurous; Kalo (millet) in traditional ekyibo baskets, Ugali / Posho (maize meal) and Chapatti, a soft mouth-watering bread to soak up all the juices.

Nyama choma ‘jambo’ style is open gilled chunks of tender goat’s meat with a tangy onion and tomato kachumbali. The spicy tea which comes piping hot is a real reviver, served in a dinky pot a true picture of East African extravagance.

The simple interior is with occasional wall hangings, the service with a smile. The sounds of up-tempo African beats mingling with the buzz satisfied customers makes ‘jambo’ a true ray of light to this most inconspicuous part of Tottenham.

You will leave ‘jambo’ with a memorable, mood-altering experience and the memories of an oasis of East African calm.

‘jambo’ with its unpretentious loyalty to maintain its East African roots is an ideal destination for a good meal. more

Customer Reviews for Jambo Restaurant

Average (based on 4 votes): 4 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“Shambolic place with poor food and vibes, really one to avoid.”
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Richard Kelly, London (3 years 1 months 14 days ago)

“I went here with my friend to try Ugandan food for the first time - Mary, the owner, gave us lots of advice and insight into which dishes to eat. They were delicious and great value!”
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Ruth, London (5 years 23 days ago)

“I just love the Jambo restaurant. The food, the staffs, and the atmosphere is all supreme. Big up the Jambo! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone! Love Samuarte”
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Samuarte Bignon, London/Mombassa (5 years 2 months 11 days ago)

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“I love this place, the food and atmosphere are very homely and definitely worth visiting for authentic Ugandan food (esp if you need to really eat - The portions are healthy!!!”
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Zibondo, Kampala, Uganda (7 years 6 months ago)

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  • Cuisine Type: African
  • Average Price: £15.00
  • Group: (Unknown)

Jambo Restaurant Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: African
  • Average Price: £15.00

Jambo Restaurant Food Menu

Come and sit on the equator! Our menu provides a varied selection Ugandan favourites alongside Kenyan, Tanzanian, Rwandese and Burundi delicacies. These harmonious delicately spiced dishes produce a lightness that means you won’t end up feeling stuffed but will be satisfied beyond any other East African dining experience.

Updated 20/11/2008

Item Description Price
Tradition prevails KATOGO OF MATOOKE A mêlèe of green banana, cooked with delicatly seaoned goats meat/beef/chicken or tilapia together with greens and beans, finshed with gee (vegetarian option available) £ 9.00
Muchomo NYAMA-CHOMA; chargrilled tender piesces of goats meat slightly seasoned served with a refreshing onion and tomato salsa..Kenyan style £ 8.00

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keep regularly posted on what our special offers are....there always changing! Don't be the one that missed out!!

Updated 20/11/2008

Events and other great things going on at Jambo Restaurant

We cater for private functions and party events...keep posted to find out when our next event is....but for right now don't forget...our BUFFET on 30/11/08

Updated 20/11/2008

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