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21 Rue Dr Villette | Isoraka, Antananarivo, Madagascar
22 358 10
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

first restaurant when visiting Madagascar for teh firsttime and went for zebu steak - nice discovery ! good meat and very friendly staff

Thank ALAINMBassilly
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This is a really great restaurant - especially in Tana where things don;t often run as easily as they should. The menu is really comprehensive and caters for veggie's as well as meat eaters and I have never had a bad meal there. Dishes are around 15,000 Ar for a main course (so at todays exchange rates around £4...so really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

After reading some good reviews I went for dinner. I was largely disappointed, the food is ok but over cooked (I had the rabbit), the sauce was bland and rather flavourless and the vegetables had an overpowering amount of garlic. My friend had the Margaret de canard and said it was absolutely fantastic and so I can only assume the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

food is ok veggies Devine I have never had great chicken anywhere in madagascar my advise stick to zebu ( beef) , pork and duck , creme brulee was a bit disappointing but this resturant has a lovely outdoor vibe . Doesn't look like much from road in fact you may think it's a pub but walkthrough find a lovely... More 

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Rome, Italy
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149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I went there at lunch on a week day. Service ok.... but I didn't enjoy the food. I had a Beef tournedos with girolle (mushroom) sauce. Sauce was very disappointing... tasteless.... As a side dish I had a green salad... which didn't look/taste great either.... Sad.... i remember "la Boussole" being one of the best place to go when I... More 

Kfar-Saba , Israel
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270 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I decided to give La Boussole a second chance , unfortunately they missed that time too . I shall NOT get back there , it is just another average restaurant even if in a great location and a nice restaurant- when time arrives to feed your stomach it is not a celebration . Service is not really good and food... More 

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Kfar-Saba , Israel
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270 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

While La Boussole is a beautiful restaurant , I have doubts about returning there . The waitress did NOT know how and what to recommend , the meal was barely average and dessert was bad. Price level is on the up side .... so there is not a real reason to return there unless for the sight itself ....

Thank Elizur
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were appalled by poor quality of mojito (next to the worst one we ever tried all around the globe) and warm wine, the bartender (or bartendress?) must be on probation or part-time. The meal was pricey - expect to pay more than anywhere else with probably the exception of La Varange, but excellent. Quail with raisins and zebu in... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

One of the few places open on New Years Eve. The food is pretty good, typical french style. The atmosphere is nice.

1 Thank mlbnc
Istanbul, Turkey
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101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Maybe it was our fault for going to a french bistro and ordering seafood at 1600meters of altitude but the seafood we had at la boussole (Seafood Choucroutte & Grilled Fish) was very poor. Frozen, chewy, cold. We should have stuck to Zebu and Foie Gras!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Rue Dr Villette | Isoraka, Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Antananarivo Province  >  Antananarivo
  • Phone Number: 22 358 10

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?