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23 Rue Leon Gontran Damas, Cayenne 97300, French Guiana
+33 (0)5 94 27 40 16
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Hippopotamus well it's a bit expensive but meals well presented and tastes great! Atmosphere is standard and employees can be a bit miserable but apart from that i had a great time! There's the police station literally close by and it's located in the center ville. Very convenient if you're staying in the town, oh and there's a cinema right... More 

Thank Geanell C
Paramaribo, Suriname
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My first hours there and i found this place... it was a bit difficult to find the entrance but i found it... menu is great and detailed.. food is great... service was fast.. a bit impersonal due to the fact that there was only one waitress but she was running circles around us... i was impressed...

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I spent a couple of days in Cayenne & ate twice at the Hippopotamus. I'm pretty sure it's a French chain as I ate at one in in Nice many years ago saw one by the Gare du Nord in Paris. Back to Cayenne. My first meal was a hamburger Normandie. It had Gruyere cheese & sliced apples. It was... More 

Thank Temuejin
Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

It was actually a surprise but all items ordered were cooked to perfection.. Service also was very good and efficient. I would definitely go again if I get the chance.

Thank MoKamal
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Sunday night in Cayenne leaves one with little choice. Hippopotamus was open, and its location on the Palmistes Square attractive, so despite its formulaic appearance we dined there. It has to be said that the food was fine; no more, no less. The soups and salads interesting, and the cote de boeuf (from Ireland) was defrosted perfectly in the microwave,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
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  • Address: 23 Rue Leon Gontran Damas, Cayenne 97300, French Guiana
  • Location: South America  >  French Guiana  >  Arrondissement of Cayenne  >  Cayenne
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)5 94 27 40 16

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?