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Alkimia Restaurant & Bar

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Route des Almadies, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 820 68 68
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Good for:
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great ambiance

I went to this place twice while in Dakar. The first time was for dinner and second for drinks. Once you walk in, you are greeted by the hostess who will proceed to find you a table. There was no wait both times. The ambiance and decor are great. They have cool water features and plants that give... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
MsSkyTraveler
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I went to this place twice while in Dakar. The first time was for dinner and second for drinks. Once you walk in, you are greeted by the hostess who will proceed to find you a table. There was no wait both times. The ambiance and decor are great. They have cool water features and plants that give the place... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The place is great and has a really nice ambiance with a beautiful theme and an original restaurant strucure but the prices were a bit high for an okay food

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Dakar, Senegal
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Incredibly overpriced for a meal that wasn’t the absolute greatest meal in my life. The atmosphere on Saturday nights is great as they have live music. But there is even better live music in other parts of Senegal where drinks are just as tasty at lesser price. The ambiance does make you feel like you are in south beach Miami…well... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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124 reviews 124 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Its a great place to dress up, feel happy, eat beautifully presented food, in a classy atmosphere. Date night here I come!

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Yellow Springs, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful, with water running beneath the floors and an elegant decor. The food I had was quite good, and my dining partner enjoyed his meal as well. The service was a bit slow, even with the little call buttons on the tables. There were plenty of servers, but as the restaurant filled up, they seemed to get... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The place is beautiful and the food pretty decent, but the service leaves a lot to be desired... they did not advise us that the kitchen was closing and then would not even serve us an ice cream ball before sending us off... what a shame!

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

One of my favorite restaurants in Dakar! The Alkimia is truly a great place to dine or just have a drink. The place in itself is beautiful, the service is pretty fast (hey this is Senegal don't expect fats service anywhere), the staff are super nice, and of course, the food (and presentation) is excellent! It's a little expensive for... More 

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London, UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Really cool place. Go for the huuuuuge gambas or any seafood dish. Friendly service and easy secure parking opposite.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Perfect is the description for this restaurant! I took a Souris with mashed sweet potatoes, it was so good. I will dine here every night if I can afford it.

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Dakar, Senegal
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great setting, good food, cocktails impecabbly prepared by the bar tender. When busy and under duresse the manager passes her stress on to the team vs either providing clarity of direction or hiring more staff to maintain the quality. It is a shame as it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Otherwise a nice place to be.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route des Almadies, Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: +221 33 820 68 68

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 44

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?