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La Boussole

21 Rue Dr Villette | Isoraka, Antananarivo, Madagascar
22 358 10
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Ranked #28 of 119 Restaurants in Antananarivo
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Kfar-Saba , Israel
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236 reviews 236 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

While La Boussole is a beautiful restaurant , I have doubts about returning there . The waitress did NOT know how and what to recommend , the meal was barely average and dessert was bad. Price level is on the up side .... so there is not a real reason to return there unless for the sight itself ....

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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120 reviews 120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We were appalled by poor quality of mojito (next to the worst one we ever tried all around the globe) and warm wine, the bartender (or bartendress?) must be on probation or part-time. The meal was pricey - expect to pay more than anywhere else with probably the exception of La Varange, but excellent. Quail with raisins and zebu in... More

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Everywhere
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

One of the few places open on New Years Eve. The food is pretty good, typical french style. The atmosphere is nice.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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120 reviews 120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Maybe it was our fault for going to a french bistro and ordering seafood at 1600meters of altitude but the seafood we had at la boussole (Seafood Choucroutte & Grilled Fish) was very poor. Frozen, chewy, cold. We should have stuck to Zebu and Foie Gras!

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Perth, Australia
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206 reviews 206 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We had a lovely lunch on a sunday with 9 people and the service was great. The food was fantastic. The desserts were especially good and i really enjoyed the creme brulee.

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The best meal of our trip to Madagascar. The environment is nice if nothing particularly notable, a well-appointed little art cafe. The food was spectacular! Cannot recommend highly enough to you the ravioli au foie gras - a wonderful blend of texture and flavor perfectly complemented with toast. This was my first foray into eating zebu - the tournedos cooked... More

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BLAYE
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We really enjoyed the zebu meat, the vegetables and the early mangoes and the "rhum arrangé" served by the host herself at the end of the meal.

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Moroni, Comoros
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

A must place to eat in Tana, good French cuisine, taste the locally made fois gras and Zebu meat

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

La Boussole is well located in a busy area of Tana, surrounded by other restaurants and bars. It has neat and tidy tables and efficient and friendly staff. Its a good and enjoyable place to eat in a nice atmosphere, and also has a bar area for a relaxing pre/post dinner drink. The food is good if less imaginative than... More

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Turku, Finland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

The food and setting are great but the pricing is quite high compared to some other good restaurants in Tana.

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