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Alkimia Restaurant & Bar

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Route des Almadies, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 820 68 68
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My parents and my family had an enjoyable time at Aljima. The food was generaly good although they missed the cooking marks on the meat a little ( rare ventured towards medium). Appetizers quite enjoyable. The wait staff worked hard but seemed to lose focus occasionally (delivering 2 forks before the requested knife) and redoing drunk orders. But always cheerful... More 

Thank Edward P
Dakar, Senegal
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When it first opened Alkimia had really great after work programs and top notch food. The prices have increased while the food has become standard at least when it comes to variety.

Thank Anonymous932
London, England, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a posh restaurant in Almadies. It has very nice garden decor outside, with a relaxed ambience. It is clearly a restaurant that is popular for couples or big groups. The quality of the service is extremely good and fast. The food we ate was delicious and very well presented. Everything from the service to the presentation, showed the... More 

Thank Vishna
Tangier, Morocco
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, beautiful place in Dakar! We taste everything : starters, main course and of course dessert! Very good!

2 Thank Elena A
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is daunting in length and the kitchen has a tough task to deliver it all but they did. There are a lot of complicated mixtures of flavours and food and all we had worked. The front of house staff tried a little to hard and we needed more space to enjoy the good food. The cooking and presentation... More 

Thank Durris681
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite margarita in Dakar. The food is unique and delicious. Great for a special event or date night.

Thank Brianna L
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288 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

I came at Alkimia on Almadies road for a business dinner with a large group. Elegant white decor indoor with blue lights. Pleasant terrace covered with drapes. Wood, water, greenery, ocean breeze. Efficient servers, large choice of tasty Mediterranean dishes and local products on the buffet : sea food soup, various salads, carpaccio, prawns, braised fishes like thiof, hogfish or... More 

Thank Christophe M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful venue and fairly good service. Prices are decent. For some reason i have never been particularly impressed by the food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I ended back at this place 3 times voluntarily during my 10 day stint in Senegal. Great food, ambience, AND music. BTW, the shrimps look like small lobsters. For the most part the food was very well seasoned (two people in our group tried and expressed extreme dislike for the seafood soup), the bread was always fresh and warm, and... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brussels, Belgium
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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The place is classy and not cheap. However I order a grill plate (beef & mutton) and the meat was 90% fat. To make things worse the mashed potatoes were laced with garlic. To say the quality of the meat was poor is an understatement, it was a scam.

Thank jack_gats

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $43
French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route des Almadies, Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: +221 33 820 68 68

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