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21 Rue Dr Villette | Isoraka, Antananarivo, Madagascar
22 358 10
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food/poor drinks...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2013
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading some good reviews I went for dinner. I was largely disappointed, the food is ok but over cooked (I had the rabbit), the sauce was bland and rather flavourless and the vegetables had an overpowering amount of garlic. My friend had the Margaret de canard and said it was absolutely fantastic and so I can only assume the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

food is ok veggies Devine I have never had great chicken anywhere in madagascar my advise stick to zebu ( beef) , pork and duck , creme brulee was a bit disappointing but this resturant has a lovely outdoor vibe . Doesn't look like much from road in fact you may think it's a pub but walkthrough find a lovely... More 

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Thank Susanlugg
Rome, Italy
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I went there at lunch on a week day. Service ok.... but I didn't enjoy the food. I had a Beef tournedos with girolle (mushroom) sauce. Sauce was very disappointing... tasteless.... As a side dish I had a green salad... which didn't look/taste great either.... Sad.... i remember "la Boussole" being one of the best place to go when I... More 

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Thank DARBAX
Kfar-Saba , Israel
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395 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I decided to give La Boussole a second chance , unfortunately they missed that time too . I shall NOT get back there , it is just another average restaurant even if in a great location and a nice restaurant- when time arrives to feed your stomach it is not a celebration . Service is not really good and food... More 

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Kfar-Saba , Israel
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395 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 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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Thank Elizur
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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148 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 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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Thank simporta
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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101 restaurant reviews
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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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230 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 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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Thank TimMPerth
Olympia, Washington
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Rue Dr Villette | Isoraka, Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Antananarivo Province  >  Antananarivo
  • Phone Number: 22 358 10

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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