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Chez Maman Colonel

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10 Avenue Bayaka Kimbondo | Bandal, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 999 909 672
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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

The first thing to know is that there 2 Maman Colonels (we went to Maman colonel 1) the place is a bit tricky and located in a very busy area full of bars. Iyvwas highly recommended by a local who told us this is THE place for chicken, indeed the chicken was great and much cheaper than the usual expat... More 

Thank Tom V
Falls Church, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Casual dining at its very best!! Seriously the best Chicken I have ever eaten. Wear bug spray, as everywhere else in Kinshasa, but go and go often. This place is not to be missed!!! Friends also had their fish (Capitaine) and felt it was superb.

Thank Tara L
Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

For the average traveler, many will find this place inaccessible. The neighborhood is overcrowded, traffic is a mess, and the venue is old. But.... I will say that if you can make it through that, you are in for a treat. On a number of visits to Kinshasa, this is the one place I can remember by name. I love... More 

1 Thank greg s
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Chicken is delicious but I would suggest to also consider desserts as an essential part of the menu. When asked, the waiter said that despite this is a recurrent request from the customers, the cook seems reluctant in procuring the desserts for the restaurant (?). Lol.

Thank Francesca S
Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Went here on a rainy night so we sat inside. The place was welcoming and definitely had a nice feel to it. We ordered the chicken (of course) with chips and vegetables. Get the whole chicken if 2 people there as it is cheaper than buying 2 1/2 chickens. It is slow so be prepared to wait. Love the way... More 

Thank Gillian B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

If you are living in Kinshasa, it means you have to go there cos "it' s the best chicken you could eat". To be honest, it's normal, nothing special and you have to wait too much time for eating.

Thank Laura H
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 24, 2016

best local cuisine and best CHicken in town!! their chicken is just awesome! grilled and smoked with the local techniques

Thank NikAnast
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Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Best chicken in Kinshasa. Visited with friends and the place is easy-going and really nice to start a friday night. Don't expect quick service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you are in Kinshasa, one of the place you need to make sure to visit is the famous Chez Maman Colonel restaurant. There are two of them: one in Bandal and one in Ma Campagne, either one will give you the same great experience. The place is not luxurious and does not look like a top notch fine dining... More 

1 Thank Bolistaff
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

There are two venues with the same name Both are excellent Great grilled chicken, great grilled fish It is either one or the other anyway and both are excellent The service is average If you are many you will definitely miss one or two orders The restaurant is affordable and fit for big number of people

Thank JaySonWou

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Restaurant Details

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African, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Avenue Bayaka Kimbondo | Bandal, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Location: Africa  >  Democratic Republic of the Congo  >  Kinshasa
  • Phone Number: +243 999 909 672
A Kinshasa institution beloved by locals and expats for excellent rotisserie chicken.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?