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Central Pub

$$ - $$$
Lebanese, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub
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May Street, Juba, South Sudan
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Pune, India
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Now a days heard, there is no salsa nights being held at this location, but when they used to it was to be the most rocking place in juba, Once i had dinner with friends but i didn't like the food, but on salsa day it use to be so electrifying you can really feel it

1 Thank SudhirTA
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

The food is ok but the place is a little bit not comfortable. The service is good as well. It is really in the central of the city.

Thank RamiRizg
Burgas, Bulgaria
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128 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

May be this is the best place for relax during day time, or for dinner. Cold bear and less mosquitos.

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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

The Central Pub has closed for renovation or redevelopment. very sad, was a landmark location in Juba. Used to be very busy over weekends and on Thursdays with the Salsa night where more than a few gave meaning to the term, "dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire". Food used to be very nice for lunch and dinner... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

I used to love this place for lunch, nice food nice atmosphere. But it's closed down. I can only hope the owners are opening up somewhere else in Juba because they had a great little offering.

Thank Julian W
Juba, South Sudan
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

First, I saw some review it was "attached" to a UN compound.... This is not true. It is a very "spacey" place a lot of space for people in the gardens. However, it tends to be quiet on nights without any special activities, not to be said it is bad. The menu is limited but they have what is stated... More 

Thank Petri N
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

Before the recent conflict, Central Pub was "the place to be" at for lunch, all tables packed (heavy on UN, embassies and NGOs), and active in the evening. Some important government officials used to meet there for lunch. There is a large central (outdoor) area and several smaller satellites, all with thatched roof. My new team recently visited, to find... More 

Thank AfricaAsiaTraveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

A little gem in Juba. They offer a good selection of pizza, salad, and Middle Eastern food, including a wide range of salad. A good mix of people there, it's not all internationals! Thursday night is salsa night, but things don't get going until late, and for many curfew meant that you can't take part in the fun. Service is... More 

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Lutherville, Maryland
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is on the UN compound in Juba and is over rated and way over-priced. The lunch buffet is pretty unsatisfyng and the staff are, well, typically unmortivated young people from the area. Went to the Pub twice for lunch in May 2013; first time out of curiosity, second time against my preferences. There won't be a third time.

1 Thank Matt P
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Good mix of clientele. Great food. They had a barbeque station the night I went (Thursday). Plus, good entertainment for the guests as it was Salsa night. We were able to smoke a sheesha while enjoying the ambience.

Thank Farhan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: May Street, Juba, South Sudan
  • Location: Africa  >  South Sudan  >  Central Equatoria State  >  Juba
At the junction of May St and Unity Ave

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