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Waly Fay

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#18 of 162 African in Paris
#1,523 of 15,201 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2019 Winner


$15 - $44
African, Cajun & Creole, Deli
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

We had a booking at 10.15pm however due to being stuck on a paris tour then travelling from the drop off point which was over half an hour we were approx 30 mins late. Tried to call to let them know but no one speaks...More

Date of visit: March 2019
3  Thank leannejaneajadi
Thimothée O, Gérant at Waly Fay, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Dear Madam, We are sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations. We do appreciate your feedback and we will look into the incident. It is true that not all our staff are fluent in English; however on most days we...More

Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

I came here for Valentine’s Day... I can’t believe I had to wait over an hour to get my damn starter. Plus the food wasn’t even up to par. Cold and bland. Not coming back. P.s got seated at 19h30 and left at 22h00.More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank ufuomaog
Thimothée O, Gérant at Waly Fay, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2019

Unfortunely the stars did not align for us last Thursday night: we had key personnel absent from work without notice and faced several reservation issues. Please accept our apologies. We hope you give us the chance to see you again and make it up to...More

Reviewed November 19, 2018

Our second visit to Waly Fay surpassed our first visit from two years ago and we didn't think that would be possible. With my French being patchy at best, we found the staff, patient, friendly, helpful and very hospitable. The meal was outstanding; full flavours...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank TeeJay72
Reviewed November 18, 2018

This is a really convenient restaurant if you are staying in the Hotel des Arts Bastille as it is on the same street about three doors along. They are open every day and have a formule menu at lunch time which is reasonably priced -...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Ilene M
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a really, really good lunch here, a total spur of the moment decision. Incredible flavours and varieties, and not expensive. Everything we ordered from the formule menu was excellent. Treat the hot sauce on the table with care, but try some. Try this...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ModusOperandie
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Hello, summer delighted for my first time in this African restaurant. the kitchen is top the service also is friendlyIn particular the African young person with locks always with the smile to be believed it is the person in charge, I adored this place to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Well, had a chance to visit this restaurant. For notice - I'm very careful to stay and eat somewhere until small details. Here for the first view everything was great. When the waitress brought me a menu, I'm sorry, guys, but could you write what...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MonsieurParigine
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Loft-style location serving delicious West African food in a very relaxed atmosphere. Staff are extremely attentive and smiling, service is quick and the food offer is so varied. Vegetarian dishes are also available. To be noted : the wine list is quite original and interesting....More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank flyingFrenchman29
Reviewed October 22, 2017

A trendy place to eat excellent West-African food such as "Yassa Poulet" (chicken marinated with unions and lemon), "Poulet Mafé" chicken with peanut sauce, sweet potatoes fries and many others! There is a large choice go organic wines, the place is very cosy and elegant...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank laurencx2019
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

It's a cute little space with kind, helpful staff (they provided an English menu on request, which is still not something every Paris restaurant does), but the food left me disappointed. It was rather expensive for relatively small portions. Barely seasoned. We also found a...More

Date of visit: September 2017
4  Thank 18andr_f
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