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“Try the Comorian BBQ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Alchimiste

L'Alchimiste
Main street entering Moroni. Restaurant is seaside and dining is on the veranda, Moroni, Grande Comore, Comoros
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Moroni
Cuisines: Seafood
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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Try the Comorian BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This restaurant, on the beach road heading to the airport, is nice and friendly and serves good food at reasonable prices. It tends to be frequented by people on business as most Comorian families still tend to eat at home, but it is actually quite child friendly as there are places to play without disturbing the guests. There's no alcohol on sale, but the menu is interesting. In addition to the lobster (ubiquitous on menus in Comoros) there is also a range of options that you don't find elsewhere. My favourite is the cook-at-table Comorian BBQ, which is served with a choice of meat or fish (or both) and some nice sauces. Its a good meal to share.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • French first
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English first
Arusha, Tanzania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Cosy meals on a strange island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The people are polite. They speak French and some other island language. I went as far as the lake. It was quite interesting but for the fact that the road was very bumpy and narrow. The meals in this restaurant were really good, the staff very welcoming.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great for Dinners”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Although the entrance is a little foreboding being through the yard of a filling station the interior is pleasant and the staff very welcoming. The menu is eclectic and the food is well cooked and presented. Definitely the winner in Moroni

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cairo, Egypt
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237 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Apparently, the restaurant of choice for business luncheons......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I was in the Comoros on business and after meeting with the Chamber of Commerce we agreed to meet for lunch the next day with the Director. He steered us toward L'Alchemiste. It's not fancy - positioned behind (or next to but off the road) a petrol station and right on the seashore.

One eats on the veranda under a cover so there is no protection against the indigenous fauna (flies). That said, it's manageable and the weather (April) and view (seaside) were excellent.

Just pick the seafood and enjoy!

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