Walvis Bay Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Walvis Bay

March 29, 2018 Merry Kessler

Walvis Bay (Afrikaans Walvisbaai, German Walfischbucht or Walfischbai, all meaning "Whale Bay") is a city in Namibia and the name of the bay on which it lies. The town covers a total area of 29 square kilometres (11 sq mi) of land.
Things to do in Walvis Bay

1. The Raft

The Esplanade | The Lagoon, Walvis Bay WB1, Namibia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$306 +264 64 204 877
Excellent
33%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 612 reviews

The Raft

The Raft has a unique location, and is arguably one of the best in Namibia. Built on stilts in the Walvis Bay lagoon, you will be entertained while enjoying lunch, dinner or a relaxing drink in the bar, by seals, dolphins, flamingos, pelicans, jackals and also the acrobatic antics of the kite Surfing fraternity on windy days. The Raft is also widely regarded as the very best location for experiencing outstanding sunsets.

Reviewed By dggstj - st jean

after a morning on Pelican Point, it was a relief to enter this lovely rustic restaurant on stilts on the lagoon surrounded by terns, flamingoes pelicans etc.. the service was great and friendly - we eat a kudu fillet which was tender and tasty. A great place to cool down, relax and spend some time soaking in the atmosphere.

2. Anchors @ the Jetty

Esplanade Street | Walvis Bay Waterfront, Walvis Bay 9000, Namibia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +264 64 205 762
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 386 reviews

Anchors @ the Jetty

Reviewed By ByAnyGivenName - Auckland Central, New Zealand

We ate at Anchors twice and had the oysters grilled with cheese, (not a good choice) special surf and turf along with the calamari (grilled and fried). The portions are generous and unsophisticated and its a nice place on a hot day. There are only two toilets and the restaurant seats about 60.

3. Crazy Mamas

Sam Njoma Street, Walvis Bay, Namibia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +264 64 207 364
Excellent
16%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
42%
Poor
10%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 56 reviews

Crazy Mamas

Reviewed By jessebarfield - Walvis Bay, Namibia

Decent place, but not exceptional. They "specialize" in pizza, but there are better places in town if that's what you want. It's more of a local hangout and the positive reviews likely come from those who don't venture too far from Walvis Bay. :)
The beer is cold and cheap, so that's a plus.

4. Rojo Pub & Restaurant

199 Nangola Mbumba Drive, Walvis Bay, Namibia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$24 - HK$165 +(264)221739
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Rojo Pub & Restaurant

Reviewed By Trave1Bandit - Porto, Portugal

I must say that this place is a nice, modern and clean restaurant, with good food. The staff are fantastic, and food comes freshly made, and at a good speed. As to the price, it is very fair in my opinion… so yes, it has (in my opinion) everything to be a success… as long as they keep up the standards and the fair pricing.
I must also add that the coffee is fantastic. I would say that it is probably the best coffee I have had in Walvis Bay over the years that I have been travelling to this place.
GOOD JOB, guys… keep it up

5. Vlooi's Nest at The Place

77 Hage Geingob Street, Walvis Bay, Namibia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, International Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +264 64 220 157
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Vlooi's Nest at The Place

Stylish Restaurant/ Coffee shop with International cuisine situated in central bussiness district of Walvis Bay. Very popular with the locals.

Reviewed By Elipsis87 - Windhoek

Even while walking in there it was clear that the place has an excellent atmosphere - relaxed, warm and welcoming. The staff assisted us with a smile and both the food and the coffee arrived within only a few minutes.

6. Lemon Tree Deli

Cnr Union Street and Fifth Road, Walvis Bay, Namibia Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout Japanese, Seafood, International, Sushi Lunch, Dinner 206959
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Lemon Tree Deli

Reviewed By Nelis v

This gem looks even better than the photo's. Struggled to find a restaurant that meets the expectation of the photos provided. Most places were a great disappointment as it was worn off and struggled to give the feel that was expected.
But this place is absolutely superb! Great food at a very reasonable price and friendly staff. Love the arty and chilled vibe of this place. Highly recommended!!

7. Lothar's Steak House

112 6th Street, Walvis Bay 2442, Namibia Waitstaff Steakhouse Dinner +264 64 220 884
Excellent
25%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Lothar's Steak House

Reviewed By kuiseb - Walvis Bay, Namibia

I visited this place on invitation, so I had no part in the choice of restaurant.
The general feeling when you enter, is that this is a brothel with a bar, hiding behind a façade of a steakhouse. The waitresses fit in perfectly with this theme and I got the feeling that they get some of their clients' in this way. The other clients look like visiting seamen, so they will probably find this place to their liking, especially as this Steak House is in the general vicinity of the harbour.
All our steak, however, was of very good quality, mature, succulent and done as ordered. The best steak in Walvis Bay. It all depends on your needs.

8. Lagoon

8th Road West | Lagoon Charlets, Walvis Bay 9190, Namibia +264 81 242 7467
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Lagoon

Reviewed By Johan J - Johannesburg, South Africa

We stayed in a 4 bedroom chalet (six adults). They are newly built and very comfortable with everything needed, including towels. We also had one lockup garage. The security is very good. Although we did not use it, there is a restaurant and coffee-shop on the premises. Being a keen fisherman, this is very ideal for fishermen.

9. Ye Shanghai

14 Railway Street, Walvis Bay, Namibia Lunch, Dinner +264 81 399 5293
Excellent
20%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Ye Shanghai

Reviewed By 7Claude - Cape Town Central, South Africa

I spent a week in the establishment ....spent many nights in the disco wit friends after a great meal prepared by the Chinese chef...the food was great tasty and the service fast..with regards to the ambiance..it was typical Chinese very casual, & relaxed

10. Yokohama Sushi Bar

Sam Najoma Avenue | Shop no 122, 264, Walvis Bay, Namibia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Seafood, Fast Food, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +264 81 489 4264
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Yokohama Sushi Bar

Reviewed By Karina N - Nacala, Mozambique

I've ordered a take away sushi on the phone. The lady was very nice & helpful. They texted me to confirm my order and collection time & I didn't have to wait long for the food. Great service. Will definitely come back for more. It was delicious.

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