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“Exceptional Location and Excellent Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La pointe des Almadies

La pointe des Almadies
Rte des Almadies | Pointe des Almadies, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 820 77 03
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Ranked #12 of 97 restaurants in Dakar
Cuisines: European, Chinese, French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Exceptional Location and Excellent Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I went there a couple of times and loved their food, the french and lebanese food. the place has an amazing location facing the sea just beside king fahed the us embassy. People there are very hospitable, friendly and helpful and the food is just excellent and very tasty. If you are in dakar for a vacation or business i think it is a must see restaurant. I loved it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Sea food and beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

A great and warm place where you can invite your family and friends in a very exceptional location with a great taste of food and a warm atmosphere

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Ngaparou, Senegal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A Dakar seaside classic - not to be missed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

La Pointe des Almadies is in fact a complex of 4 distinctive restaurants owned and run by the very hospitable Philippe Rad. It's situated at the most westerly point of the African mainland - located in Almadies just behind the new Dakar US Embassy and a stone's through from the King Fahd Palace Hotel (formerly Le Meridien President).
The 4 restaurants are:
1.) The original classic seafood restaurant under an attractive wooden roofing overlooking the pool and the Atlantic.
2.) Le Jardin - a little more up-market - also set in an attractive open air garden setting with it's own large bar and dance-floor area. (evenings only)
3.) The Tapas bar area beside the pool.
4.) Le Mezze - an upstairs indoor Lebanese restaurant - overlooking the Atlantic.
My personal favourite is the classic seafood restaurant for a leisurely seafood convivial lunch with friends - in a good sea-breeze and sheltered from the sun.
I usually opt for the "Soupe du Marin" - an enormous bowl of seafood soup with large chunks of fish and prawns plus little toasts and "rouille" sauce and grated cheese to float on top - washed down with some excellent and reasonably priced Rose de Provence.
I have always found the service charming, efficient and fast.
I would certainly recommend "La Pointe" to any visitor to Dakar wishing to escape the confines of their hotel for a convivial lunch or dinner at reasonable prices.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood and beautiful dining area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

A superb restaurant with excellent service and food. We had dinner in the French part (more elegant) but there is also a Lebanese part. The restaurant is located at the most western tip of Africa (same name) and about 10 min by taxi from hotel Radisson Blu. Excellent food and very moderate price.

Visited November 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
“I liked it, but not all my dining companions did - 3.5 stars”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This is sort of the place that everyone in this area kind of gets steered to. It's okay - it's over by the water, but outside, surrounding a pool and across from a Lebanese restaurant. I did really enjoy it, I got the garlic prawns, and I thought they were good, but my colleagues who got other things weren't as impressed. It's also a little expensive. It's outdoors, so they have these fans to blow on you, but if you are really hot (we had lunch there), there's no a/c, as far as I could tell.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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