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    Restaurant de Chine.: A Chinese in Ouaga.

    by F_Meignant Written Mar 5, 2004

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    We had to meet a friend from Brussels who is working in Ouaga as a teacher.
    She had one wish: go and eat in a Chinese restaurant? Why not!
    A good place actually.
    Changes a bit.
    Good value for money.
    Around 9000CFA (14?) per person.

    Restaurant de Chine.
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    Le Gondwana: A great place...

    by F_Meignant Written Mar 5, 2004

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    The most expensive restaurant in Ouaga? but it?s sooooooo good after 2 weeks in the bush!
    Managed by a French.
    Very good African food, sometimes original.
    Warm welcoming.
    Very beautiful place: the owner?s parents have a famous antiques shop in the city (see shoping tips).
    Count around 12000CFA (17?) per person all included.

    Favorite Dish: Everything is good.
    Book in advance!

    Le Gondwana
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    Espace culturel Zaka: Budget food.

    by F_Meignant Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Strange place in the centre, not far from the market.
    Local music.
    Seems to be the meeting point of young ?Rasta? of the city.
    Funny and friendly atmosphere.
    Basic food, cold beer.
    Less expensive than average.

    Zaka.
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    Akwaba: Awesome Ivoirian Food in Ouaga

    by lemondrop Written Aug 8, 2009

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    Excellent food of the Ivory Coast prepared and served by native Ivoirians. I highly recommend this place for the delicious dishes and upbeat staff, who seem to be very happy to see you. One interesting note: Jacques Chirac ate here, as evidence by proudly displayed photos. I'm sure he enjoyed it as much as I did.

    Favorite Dish: The fish with peppers and onions-outstanding!

    Service with a smile Tasty Ivoirian fish Sweet papaya-the perfect finish
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  • le gigot à la ficelle: restaurant spectacle

    by maxouprovence Written Jul 29, 2008

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    The " gigot à la ficelle" is un super restaurant, situated in front of the artisanal village (Siao).
    very beautiful frame, very good reception and service by waitresses and waiters on rollers, please !

    The gigot à la ficelle, the speciality, (lamb of mutton) is completely exceptional.

    A convivial atmosphere every evening, with a little group of music, and various events : acrobats, rollers shows, singers, traditional music...

    Set menu not expensive.

    A new place to discover

    Favorite Dish: Obviously the Gigot (mutton) with the "tian" (potatoes cooking with goose grease)

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    GONDWANA: Bar-Restaurant-Gallery

    by irene820 Updated Nov 21, 2007

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    Great envoirment, good service, nice food, reasonable price. We had a dinner for 9 people, it costed 83000 CFA (around USD 170). It's also a gallery, almost everything you see in the restaurant, you can purchase it if you like, the chair you are sitting, the painting on the wall, all the decoration......I bought five 12-inch african-style bronze-like statue for 10000 CFA each (around USD 20 each).

    Gondwana Restaurant
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  • Le Foyer: Check out Le Foyer!

    by tommie1212 Updated Mar 7, 2014

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    "Le Foyer, the ‘new’ restaurant of the ATB (Atelier Théâtre Burkinabé), is one of my favorite places in Ouagadougou. It is located in Gounghin (south-west of the city center), next to the route to Bobo-Dioulasso and next to the Gare de TSR. Mien de Graeve, the owner, took over the restaurant in September 2013 and has revitalized it entirely. The restaurant radiates a calm, relaxed but also dynamic atmosphere in which people often drop by for a quick bite to eat or a drink. The kitchen is open all day, so that provides the opportunity to do so. However Le Foyer is also great for more extensive dining. The menu ranges from sandwiches, omelet, crêpes or fruit salad for breakfast, to spaghetti, fries, grilled meat, salad or fish for dinner. And all that for very low prices. A reasonably big plate riz-sauce is only 800 FCFA (!) A nice footnote here is that the products used are all locally produced. Le Foyer has a great mix of different people: locals, artists, businessmen and travelers. The restaurant also provides a gateway for a local cultural experience, as there is a concert every Friday night. The music performed varies greatly, always offering something new and surprising. A visit is definitely recommended, even if it’s just swinging by for a drink!

    Favorite Dish: The fish here comes on top of a layer of attièke and some vegetables. It's amazing and filling. Just like the salad, that you can practically live on.

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  • Namaste India Restaurant & Bar: Best Food in Ouaga

    by BobJourunkle Written Feb 1, 2012

    Great food and has been rarely a crowd on multiple visits. Spice and heat can be tailored to your liking, and we had mild thru hot. Ambiance is good with ample indoor and outdoor patio/grass seating. Air conditioning inside. French, English and Indian spoken.

    Namastaeindia.com

    Favorite Dish: We had chicken curries, mutton/lamb curries, tandorees and all were good. Nan, garlic and cheese were excellent!!!

    Wall Sign in front of Restaurant Roadside sign

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    LE VERDOYANT: THE GREEN

    by DAO Written Jun 21, 2015


    How good is the food here? The former President, Blaise Compaoré, had them deliver pizza to the Presidential Palace. And his wife used to dine here with visiting dignitaries. A few years ago a visiting French film star forgot to pay his bill. When he returned 2 years late the restaurant sent the bill to hi hotel – and got paid. I love that story and I loved my meal at Le Verdoyant (The Green). I was lucky came to dine in their pleasant and quiet on a weeknight and almost had the place to myself. You have no chance of getting on a weekend without a reservation – it may be huge, but it gets packed.

    When I arrived I could not have been greeted more warmly and every time I asked for something, it arrived instantly. I bowl full of shelled peanuts arrived with my cold Castel beer before my food order was even taken. They are first class here! I ordered a boring sounding cheese omelette and Chicken Yassa, a spicy Senegalese chicken dish.

    While I was waiting (they cook everything from scratch – so expect to drink a few beers) I stared taking pictures. A local gentleman who seemed to be in charge was delighted I was taking photos. A fantastic host! He showed me the wood burning oven where they cook handmade pizzas and showed me photos of a lot of famous French people I don’t k now. He also showed me to a series of lovely dining rooms. Business Meetings? No problem and he can supply any needed equipment. Weddings, birthday, funerals any occasion. This is a massive operation when it’s in high gear. I also had a chance to see the kitchens and they were spotlessly clean.

    They offer a massive menu – of alcohol. The food menu is a bit smaller by comparison, but has a lot to offer. They specialise in Italian and French dishes. So you can get frogs’ legs, pasta, escargot, pizza and of course wine. They also offer some African dishes.

    This is a top restaurant in Burkina Faso, but their prices are reasonable. I had a full meal and a few beers for $16 (14 €). I was also made to feel like family and I was even told goodbye by the staff. I really like this place. Ouagadougou can be a hot, dusty and sometimes frustrating city. A meal and a few drinks in the quiet oasis of Le Verdoyant will make any day a good day.

    Please note: This is a large set of gardens near several water sources. Take your mosquito spray with you. They are open:
    Thu-Tue Noon-2.30pm & 6.30-11pm

    Favorite Dish:

    Spicy Senegalese Chicken Yassa, rice and a few cold Castel beers.

    LE VERDOYANT
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    Le Verdoyant: Local pizzeria.

    by F_Meignant Updated Mar 5, 2004

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    A kind of pizzeria not very far from the market.
    Also good local food.
    Lots of tourists.
    Around 7500 CFA (12?) per person. About average for a tourist.

    Favorite Dish: Fish "brochettes".

    Le Verdoyant
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