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“Delicious food with a view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Soudan

Villa Soudan
Badalabougou Ouest Route du palais de la culture. Rue 50, porte 1058, Bamako, Mali
20228846
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Ranked #20 of 43 Restaurants in Bamako
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
“Delicious food with a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Villa Soudan ranks in top Bamako restaurants. It offers delicious salads, tartines, poultry, steaks, and even mousse au chocolat! Tables d'hôtes offertes.

It is worth it to head over early to see the sunset over the Fleuve Niger and see fishermen on pirogues on the river. Sitting is outdoor by the pool or on patios, at tables or in comfortable rotin couches. All tables come with coils against mosquitoes and DEET.

Serves wine and beers.

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bamako, Mali
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Great view great space good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Villa Soudan is one of my favorite spots in Bamako. I've lived here for 2 1/2 years. The restaurant/hotel is right on the Niger River, so the views are stunning. The restaurant area is lovely, and you can sit by the gorgeous little pool in the open, under a thatch roof on sofas, or in a small restaurant area on tables. One night a week they have barbeque. Drinks are always good and service is always with a smile. I'd say the food is above average: the ubiquitous brochettes of various sorts, some French dishes, good desserts.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, Panama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Nice view of the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was a warm evening so we decide to o outside to some place fresh, and we find this cute restaurant specialized in grilled meals...the ambiance was really good, with a small swimming pool that makes you feel already refreshed. The service was good and my gambas were superb! I can not complain, I ate like a queen!! And there is not many options in Bamako, so it was pretty nice to find a place like this

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dakar, Senegal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful Terrace on the Niger River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Villa Soudan Restaurant offer a very good quality food and service and the Niger River amazing view complete a perfect evening in Bamako

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Pleasant terrace, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The poolside terrace at Villa Soudan is quite lovely, as long as you prepare yourself for mosquitos. We settled in with a nice glass of Muscadet when the rain set in - the staff were quite friendly and accommodating in helping us rush inside under their umbrellas to an overflow room where we enjoyed our dinner. The menu includes standard dishes like grilled capitaine, but everything was flavorful and fresh. Prices were on the higher end but not unusual for similar restaurants in Bamako.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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