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Bideew

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89 Rue Joseph Gomis x Carnot, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 823 03 20
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Location, Very Good Food, Fun Service

I had a lovely shrimp salad and my dining partner raved about his pork. This restaurant in the French Cultural Center was a wonderful respite just steps away from the hustle of Dakar center. We heard it got very busy, so we arrived early (6:30 PM) on a Friday and were shown right to a table. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
Lori G
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Yellow Springs, Ohio
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It's kind of a cool, open air place set in a garden in the middle of the block within the French Institute, although you go through security (wanding) to get in. The service was a little slapdash, possibly because we asked a lot of questions about what we could order. The menu was a good selection of Senegalese and contemporary,... More 

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Thank Nick S
Yellow Springs, Ohio
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I had a lovely shrimp salad and my dining partner raved about his pork. This restaurant in the French Cultural Center was a wonderful respite just steps away from the hustle of Dakar center. We heard it got very busy, so we arrived early (6:30 PM) on a Friday and were shown right to a table. The server was attentive... More 

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Thank Lori G
Kigali, Rwanda
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246 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Reviewing this place is complicated, but not because the French Cultural Center is a great place to go for its many wonderful events. The restaurant is inconsistent. When they have the menu items, they're tasty, but they're often out so my friends and I have taken to being prepared to be happy with ordering our 2nd or 3rd options. The... More 

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2 Thank Benjamin B
Clisson, France
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Surrounded by the hustle, bustle and hassle of downtown Dakar, the Bideew restaurant in the ‘Institut Français’ offers a cool haven of peace with its shaded terrace and verdant garden and enormous kapok tree. A menu is offered for lunch each weekday. Or, try the Bideew salad of shrimps marinaded in lime juice and ginger, or the Beef forestière salad,... More 

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2 Thank Richard R
Dakar, Senegal
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

No one could imagine there is such a quiet place in the city center of the noisy Dakar. I had lunch there today and there are fans and trees everywhere. It is situated in the middle of the French Institute. It looks like a paradise island without the beach. The food is good for what it's worth. Prices are regular... More 

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Thank Nouidia
Dakar, Senegal
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Other than a waiter on rolleblades, this is more of a notable hangout amongst expats than a great stop for food.

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Thank apkdesign
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

When you are in a hurry and you want to have nice meal you must visit Bideew, located in down town Dakar, it offers you great food, you have to try the mashed sweet potato, affiliated to French cultural center, most of the time there is an event there, a group singing or a film showing... i recommend this restaurant...

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Thank GH777
Brussels, Belgium
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

A very cosy place in downtown Dakar. Nice mix of French influence and local traditions. Very clean and friendly service.

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Thank Oliver905
Dakar, Senegal
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

After the hustle and bustle of town, the concrete, the dust…. Le Bideew is a little oasis in the centre of Dakar with its semi-outdoor seating near the the garden. It's colourful mosaic decor comes to life with the lighting at night, but this is a good place to go at anytime of the day because they offer full meals... More 

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Thank Mariama C
Dakar, Senegal
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant because I've never been disappointed with any of the dishes. The hardest thing in Dakar is consistency in quality. Bideew has it! And once the staff knows you, you feel like royalty ! It's part of the French institute.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Rue Joseph Gomis x Carnot, Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: +221 33 823 03 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 36
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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