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“Try the "fish in papillote"” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Botanika

Botanika
Blvd de l'Uprona, Bujumbura, Burundi
226 792
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Ranked #5 of 39 Restaurants in Bujumbura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Galmaarden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Try the "fish in papillote"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

This is one of THE places for expats and visitors in Bujumbura; the cuisine is considered as one of the best in town. And among the expats, the fish in papillote is considered as THE best in town. So, I gave it a try and indeed: the smell, the taste, ... delicious. It's a rather luxury setting (compared with the other places in town) and - although in the centre of Bujumbura - it's a very quiet place. Service is fast and correct. And also their prices. There are other places in Bujumbura which are more expensive and less quality and quantity are offered. I've tried on other occasions a chicken dish and a top rated vote can also be given.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“oh my God, nice food again. I'd forgotten what it was like.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

if you live in a non-foodie East African country you'll die of joy when you get here. And the service is supersonic for the region. We particularly recommend the Mig salad, which has much more fried meat than green leaves, and the whipped goat's cheese, which looks like two bosoms.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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