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28 Route des Meridien Presient, Dakar 38260, Senegal
33 820 94 69
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Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We wanted a break from our normal Dakar diet of rice, meat, & veggies & so decided to give Le Ryad a try. We got...couscous, meat, & veggies. :) Regardless, the flavors & unique Moroccan treats made for a memorable night out in a lovely setting. Service was outstanding, with attentive staff who took care to ensure that everything was... More 

Thank sixthgentexan
Dakar, Senegal
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Restaurant moved from the very cosy and charming place in Les Almadies to a much bigger spacious home in Le Virage. It is ideally situated on the corner in front of the roundabout with plenty of parking. Inside is authentically decorated with antique pieces from Morocco. Tables and dining sectors are well placed. The menu is a mix of authentic... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

This restaurant has moved from "Les Almadies" to "Le Virage", to much better and large facilities. The décor is nice,sober but with good taste, the seatings are confortable. Staff is friendly and this time the owner (i guess) also came to welcome us. Food is good (even if i had already eaten better, there) and not too expensive. Dessert list... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

During a recent stay in Dakar, I was very impressed with the taste, flavor and freshness of the cuisine of several restaurants visited over a two week period. Le Ryad stands out in my mind as one of the most memorable. The atmosphere is authentic Moroccan and Saadia, the owner greeted us warmly as we entered the restaurant for lunch.... More 

Thank Rich R
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Firstly, this comforting 'home' is a family run restaurant and you feel the love and the love of food the moment you enter. Dakar is a hectic city and Le Ryad is a spacious rest from it all over lamb shanks and mother's lamb jus n' stewed carrots with cous cous that hits the texture just right. They have some... More 

Thank BenLo12
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

Although the owner is from Morocco, they serve all kind of dishes a la carte. The quality is good, service is good. The owner is always present to see if you are satisfied. Great place for dinner at evening or for a drink outside bar in open air with friends.

Thank shahendou
Dakar, Senegal
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

Several friends recommended Le Ryad and we weren't disappointed. Good, experienced servers, large portions of well-prepared food, and a lovely ambiance. Really, really nice. We'll definitely be going back soon.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015

The atmosphere is pleasant (good for a date, for example), and you can choose between eating indoor (two rooms) or outside. We chosed indoor, because of the heat outside and the air con (?) inside. Sober decoration. Friendly and helpful service, they warned us againts the mosquitos and put a repellent wick (which, however, went out before dinner was over).... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We tried Le Ryad on recommendation from colleagues. It was a pleasant surprise anticipating the normal african standard. Nice layout and atmosphere. Staff very friendly and helpful, they made very good suggestions on choices. We ordered 5 different mains and shared to between 4, not a single dish disappointed any of us. Portion size reasonable. The only two negatives are,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have eaten in every corner of Dakar, and Senegal, and have never experienced such snotty, rude management -- as well as completely unsatisfactory food/presentation (especially in terms of cost) with absolutely no concern for customer experience. In a nutshell, I told the server I was a strict vegetarian and asked for a dinner plate of lentils, pommes frites and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $33
African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Route des Meridien Presient, Dakar 38260, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: 33 820 94 69

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