Places to eat in Senegal

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    Le Langoustier: Simply Delicious

    by evaba Written Mar 27, 2008

    The Generous and refined, cuisine by Clément COLPE, a young and talented Belgian “Chef”, will serve you in cordial surroundings and a convivial atmosphere, either in the main panoramic restaurant - bar (“LE LANGOUSTIER”), located right on the edge of the swimming pool, or at the panoramic beach restaurant - bar (“L’ESCALE GOURMANDE”).

    The “Chef” is at your disposal for helping you design your choice of menus, whether they are of the “healthy - diet” or “gastronomical” type, and will make you discover the specialities of Senegalese cuisine.

    Clément is part of the new generation of talented cooks, who happily marry the heritage of the classical with well reasoned modernity.
    Produce of the sea (lobsters, slipper lobsters, deep-water shrimp, prawns, crabs, shrimp, mangrove oysters, fish of the day,…) , of course, are in evidence.

    The air-conditioned wine cellar, visible from the dining room of the main restaurant - bar, whose eclecticism and richness of range are unique in Senegal, will be capable of satisfying your selection of wines and spirits.

    We draw your particular attention to the presence of a cupboard with rare alcohols, specialized in exclusive whiskeys (“blends & single malts”), and to a humidor of Cuban and South American cigars.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite dish was the tagliatelle pasta with a creamy sauce of sea food. SO SO SO Delicious.

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    Gouloumbou, restaurant of the campement

    by sachara Updated Jan 22, 2005

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    It was a big surprise to discover the campement in Gouloumbou after a long travelday, coming from the Gambia. In the dark we saw its gate and then lights behind the parking lot. These were the lights of a nice restaurant with view at a beautiful garden and a swimmingpool. It was like paradise, because we didn't expect to find a place like this in the middle of nowhere.

    Some of us couldn't resist the water and jumped into the pool. I ordered a coconut drink and gazelle beer at the same time and just sat down to relax. Allthough we came late and unexpected with 7 persons, they could make dinner for us. Within no time we had delicious beef with pommes frites.

    The next morning we had also a delicious breakfast, the best of our whole trip.

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    Simenti, restaurant with a view

    by sachara Updated Jan 21, 2005

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    Not the restaurant itself of the Simenti Hotel in the Niokolo Koba Park, but its terrace is the highlight of the restaurant. From this terrace you have great views at the Gambia River. It's also a nice place to have a drink in the shades of the trees, while looking at the river.

    You will see a lot of birds and if you are lucky also some animals, coming to the river to drink. At the right hand side you see also a look-out point, which you can reach easily from the terrace.

    In 2005 the new Britain management starts to renovate the Simenti Hotel complex including the restaurant..

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    Simenti, in the Niokolo Koba Park

    by sachara Updated Jan 21, 2005

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    When we arrived at the Simenti Hotel in the Niokolo Koba Park, we had first a cool drink in the restaurant before we started our late afternoon gamedrive. At the same time we ordered our dinner for the evening.

    The restaurant will be refurnished within a short time. The furniture and curtains were allready ordered by the new manager. The opinions about these changes are varied. Some said it's a pity, they fear the ambiance will become too fancy. Others say the complex was too neglected, so it would be nice.

    Favorite Dish: We had a three course dinner. I can't remember exactly what we have eaten, but I know I enjoyed it.

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    Dakar restaurants: Dakar restaurants

    by johnsakura Written Nov 1, 2004

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    In dakar you have lots of opportunity to eat during the day and at night. You should take in consideration that restaurants close before 11:30pm, so after this will be a bit sifficult to dine out.

    Favorite Dish: We ate rice, salad and yogurt, others ate some meat speciality from senegal with green pees, also some shrimps.

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    Leftovers: Leftovers

    by johnsakura Written Nov 1, 2004

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    If you are traveling in Africa on your own wheels, prepare yourself to eat food from the day before. As we cooked usually dinner in a bigger quantity we always had breakfast or lunch the following day.

    Favorite Dish: This special day of the picture I remembered to be very hard on our stomaches. As we got out of Tambacounda in the morning direction Park Niokolo Koba we had no food prepared, so we tried to eat the leftover from the day before. I think a few part of the food was already a bit of date, but, hunger makes incredible things to your flavour glandules.

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    Medina street restaurants-Dakar: Medina street restaurants-Dakar

    by johnsakura Updated Nov 1, 2004

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    You can eat on these street tables near the Medina district. This is located after the Avenue Faidherbe.
    At lunch time this seems to be full of people as it should be a fast and cheap way of eating almost home made food.

    Favorite Dish: You can easily and fast eat sandwiches with salad inside, you can eat rice, corn, and some meat that I didnt eat.

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    Medina street restaurants-Dakar: Medina street restaurants-Dakar

    by johnsakura Written Nov 1, 2004

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    You can eat on these street tables near the Medina district. This is located after the Avenue Faidherbe.
    This is like mcdonalds for local people in Dakar.

    Favorite Dish: On the pciture you see almost all ingredients you can actually eat on those street vendors. You can have bread with rice, this strange onion sauce, chips, salad and if you eat meat, you have fresh made on spot grilled meat.

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    Home cooking-St. Louis: Home cooking-St. Louis

    by johnsakura Written Oct 31, 2004

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    As we arrived in St. Louis and rented a house on the beach (which was very cheap by the way), we used the kitchen to cook our own food.
    We went out to the market to buy all the ingredients on te busy market streets of Saint Louis and came back home with a lot of good and tasty things. St. Louis is the perfect place to buy vegetables and fruits.

    Favorite Dish: Our super dinner consisted in:
    home made potato chips
    mixed vegetables salad
    spaguetti
    home made tomato sauce

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    Anywhere there is fire: Oysters in Sine-Saloum

    by Saagar Updated Jun 5, 2004

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    When in the Sine-Saloum delta area, make sure that you get to taste barbecued mangrove oysters. Thy are picked off the mangrove roots, stems and stumps at low tide, and basically thrown into the fire. When ready, bend them open and eat as is. The locals will do this, and probably hotels, too.
    Just make sure the harvest is not done by cutting the mangrove bushes (illegal) instead picking the oysters off the live roots.

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    Terrou Bi: Terrou Bi

    by cogedev Written Aug 25, 2002

    on the beach and above the sea
    nearly european prices
    beautifull place
    excellent food and service !

    Favorite Dish: for the beginning : carpaccio de capitaine (fish)
    main : thiof meuniere (fish like the merou)
    and a white chardonnay

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    Good harbour restaurant at Ile Goree

    by Saagar Written Jun 4, 2004

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    A very good, but expensive restauratn is located right at the harbour in Ile Goree. Its location and quality eclectic French-African food was a killer.

    Favorite Dish: I had grilled prawns and wasn't disappointed...

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    Chez Loutcha

    by Wiley_Coyote Written Mar 19, 2003

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    Some of the most amazing food I have had in Dakar was at this place. Though, the food is more from Cape Verde than Senegal, it's still absolutely delicious....and the portions are insanely huge!

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    Chawarma du port, Rue du...

    by nomad Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Chawarma du port, Rue du Commerce in Ziguinchor near the port.
    very very simple

    Favorite Dish: Lebanese pizza, yassa chicken.

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