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Rue du Port, Cotonou, Benin
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food is great, service is slow

The food was good however the service was very slow Been there 3 times in a single trip I had the fish, was very good but not a lot of choices as indicated in the menu

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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English first
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Best place for all the banker Daily menu for lunch and nice fresh sea food. The restaurant is just near The port so they have decent food procurement Service is timed because all food are fresh but its still best paced than best hotel around. I know the owner a very chic lady nice and always walking around chating with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food was good however the service was very slow Been there 3 times in a single trip I had the fish, was very good but not a lot of choices as indicated in the menu

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

excellent food with a wide range and variety. Freshly prepared and presentation is also good. The only issue was the waiters who appeared to be distracted most of the time, watching football matches on the TV screen! I had several meals while in Cotonou and will gladly go back there on a next visit......

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent for family AND for business lunches. The restaurant is a two floor building in which there is plenty of space and working AC's. The service is good as long as you stop there before 1:30pm, as it becomes crowded and a bit noisiness. Fish is fresh, the chicken is very tasty all of which are well served. Beware of... More 

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Washington
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106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This restaurant is just down the road from the Azalai Hotel de la Plage where I stayed, see my review. I don't think you can go wrong in here, better and less expensive than the hotel. Just order up some grilled stuff or fried items and make sure they are hot upon arrival, A safe bet is the daily special.... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The restaurant is just beside the fish market...... no coincidence why the shrimps were fresh and very tasty!!! !!! My partners' fish was also very good and the service was fine.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This was recommended by a colleague and an easy walk from the Azalai, and the red facade is striking. Inside, it is very crowded! The menu is a good size and they had cold beers and air conditioning that worked well. But a couple of us ordered food and (surprise! not really) they were out of it, and it wasn't... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a popular little restaurant with nice, if industrial views of the port and the fisherman's market. It is steps away from the Azalai Hotel de la Plage. The plat du jour is usually very good and at the very least very fast. Probably the quickest dining experience in Cotonou. The poulet bicyclette (which is the same chicken you'll... More 

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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This restaurant serves an excellent sole. We ate there on a Sunday and the place was full with mostly locals. Our "medium" sized sole was still big enough for lunch and was very tastely served. The service was more or less OK, since it was full and the waiters have to get the plates from the floor below the restaurant,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Taken by a local friend that knew how much i hate the extreme heat and humidity here. very very busy with local bank workers and national lottery people. advice is go to the second floor and avoid the first, too busy. i had menu du jour which was poulet and frites. now, chicken in benin is not like chicken in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue du Port, Cotonou, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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