Bujumbura Restaurants

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    by DAO Updated Nov 29, 2009

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    ‘Kasuku’ is the Swahili word for an African grey parrot. To me it translates as “Wow!”. Le Kasuku served me one of the best meals I have ever enjoyed in Africa. They are simply the best Restaurant in Bujumbura. The food is exceptional, the décor is fascinating and the service is second to absolutely no one.

    At the end of a very bad day I walked into their tranquil garden and immediately sensed this was going to be a fantastic dinning experience. I was met by one of the waiters who invited me to select my own table and a cold Primus beer appeared immediately. Looking over the menu I could not believe the mouth-watering descriptions. Meats, fish, pasta, pizza. It all sounded good. I could hear a happy buzz from the nearby kitchen and had a good look around the garden and restaurant. There were vintage wines with suitable dust on the bottles (pictured), wooden masks, colourful art work, a jungle bar, some interesting maps and a couple of cats lurking at a respectable distance in the shadows.

    I really could not decide and the waiter suggested a steak that mentioned something about ‘self-selected cuts of meat’. OK – I will try it. My order was placed and the kitchen clanged into action. Then the lights went out. No problem. A candle appeared on my table from the dark and then the generator began to hum.

    A little while later a wooden tray with a charcoal burner at the end was produced and the waiter duly set fire to it. Then 2 juicy beef filets arrived along with an amazing salad & sauce holder. In fact the holder (pictured) held so many sauces and salads that it was placed on its own separate stool! I placed the meat on its little rotisserie and began to cook!

    What I ended up with was juicy steak cooked to absolute perfection accompanied by several delicious sauces and 3 types of marinated salads. I ate every single bite with great relish.

    During my enjoyable visit there was a waiter always within a 5 meters waiting to see if I wanted anything. Beers arrived instantly. I only wished I did not have an early start the next day or I would have definitely sampled the wine list.

    If you only spend one night in Bujumbura – make sure you dine at Le Kasuku.

    Closed Mondays

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    • Wine Tasting
    • Food and Dining

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    The Best in Bujumbura, with Panoramic View !: Bujumbura Hotel Restaurant VAYA Apartments

    by michel.laporte Written Jul 15, 2011

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    Bujumbura Hotel Restaurant Vaya Apartments Burundi
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    Bujumbura Hotel * Restaurant VAYA > Apartments
    Luxury with Panoramic View
    in KIRIRI (Best square in the crest)
    Special price included all services, Breakfast and Diner (Half-Pension)

    Favorite Dish: Greek Assortments MEZE
    Schrimps in oven, Vaya Speciality
    Tournedos au roquefort ! cheese

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    Botanika: they'll do it your way

    by GBishop524 Updated Feb 3, 2004

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    the Botanika is a small outdoor restaurant that became successful enough that he opened the upstairs as a hotel. The food is wonderful as is, but if you need something a little different just tell the staff what you want and they'll make it. the staff speaks english but if you still have trouble ask for Adrien the manager or Loudo the owner (he's Belgian). The Botanika is one of my favorite experiences in Africa because of the staff. Adrien and Loudo are some of the best people you will ever meet.

    Favorite Dish: The Sangala in foil is very good. The Veal cordon blue is the best. Their "jus maison" or house juice is strawberry based and incedible. the desserts change daily and are all exceptionally good. Watch out for the pelle pelle or hot sauce it is hot, very very hot.
    TIP: The owner is begian so don't ask for "french fries" they are pom frites. as i was instructed, by my dear friend Loudo, the Belgians invented frites not the french.

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    Belvaderes: spectacular view

    by GBishop524 Written Feb 3, 2004

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    Belvaderes is in the hills near the university and has the most spectacular view of the city. Belvaderes is the second best restaurant in Buj. The service, although not exceptionally friendly, is great. in fact your waiter will wait near buy watching your table closely for an empty glass or the slightest gesture that you need something.

    Favorite Dish: The sangala (fish) is the best. The food is very good and you must try the "Jus de maison". It is the house jiuce and is incedible.

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  • Belvedere: The most spectacular view of Bujumbura

    by busabel Written Aug 9, 2008

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    The restaurant is located on the mountain in the "Kiriri" quarter. With a spectacular view of Bujumbura, You'll enjoy a extra-ordinairy menu

    Favorite Dish: Sangala bonne femme and pure beef filet " sur planche".

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