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Rue Njo-Njo | (Soppo Priso) Bonapriso, Douala, Cameroon
23796041864
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good French food for Douala

We were a group of 10 for a business dinner. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was okay on a global standard, but good for Douala. Wine list was not extensive, but several worthwhile French white and red selections.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2013
Mark M
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Bellaire, Texas
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Bellaire, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We were a group of 10 for a business dinner. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was okay on a global standard, but good for Douala. Wine list was not extensive, but several worthwhile French white and red selections.

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Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I'd have to say the best meal i've had in Douala to date. I'm still haunted by the Moelleux au chocolat (molten chocolate lava cake). There was a lot of options on the plat du jour (special) and the entire meal was excellent, not counting my boss trying fresh, raw oysters for the first time and gagging (that was so... More 

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Abuja, Nigeria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

good food and the cleanliness of the place . the staff was very kind and helpful. I ate some shrimps and it is really exciting when I think of these moments

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The restaurant is really good and therefore very expensive. The food is fresh, well prepared and well presented. It's definitely a treat worth getting if it falls within your budget

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Erlangen, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

...L'Ovalie is most refreshing. Located in quartier Bonapriso, L'Ovalie has a solid menu, and a most attentive staff. The wine selection is good -- not great -- favoring Bordeaux, but it has a well-stocked bar, more so than other Douala establishments. The food is always good. Again, not great, but the aim of the restaurant seems to be "adventure within... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

As always a culinary delight with wonderful service by the friendly staff, very friendly and informative chef/patron. A delight in Douala, do not listen when people say it is expensive, you pay for what you get and can eat eat with wine for less than 50,000 CFA per head which is in line with European restaurants of this standard.

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Strasbourg, France
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195 reviews 195 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I have already eaten here twice and have enjoyed all the dishes I've had. The Owner/chef is attentive and ready to suggest and advise. The presentation of the dishes is that of a top quality restaurant in France. he uses many local ingredients and is not afraid to push the boat out sometimes - such as his 'Pulp fiction' burger... More 

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Douala, Cameroon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We eat here quite a bit and enjoy our visits. Extensive menu and daily specials, which are read out to you as you have an aperitif (or at the table if you skip the drink). When it's good, it can be excellent, but sometimes it really does miss, which is a shame. The staff are good and the restaurant is... More 

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Chester, UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking to eat out in Douala and make believe you're in Europe, go to L'Ovalie. Running for 11 years, its owner has managed to establish a pleasant, French fine dining venue that will satisfy.

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Douala, Cameroon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The restaurant offers mainly French nouvelle cuisine specialities, had dinner on one of my customer wish and must say this restaurant far overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Njo-Njo | (Soppo Priso) Bonapriso, Douala, Cameroon
  • Location: Africa  >  Cameroon  >  Littoral Region  >  Douala
  • Phone Number: 23796041864
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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