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Djibouti Food and Drink

Restaurants serve Arab, Chinese, French and Vietnamese local specialities.


• Lentils, fried meat and unleavened bread are all popular.
• Fish from the Red Sea.


A 10% service charge is usually added to bills. Tipping is rare and never requested. Not usual for taxi drivers. A tariff is normally set but visitors will be charged at a higher rate.

Regional drinks

Drinking is not a social activity and alcohol is not widely available.

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