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Rue Njo-Njo | Bonapriso, Douala, Cameroon
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on my boyfriend's birthday and it was so much better than I imagined. The executive chief was very kind and helped me organise a surprise at the end of the meal. The meals were just perfect. The atmosphere is really chilled and brightly coloured and just amazing. The staff were very helpful and nice. The executive chef... More 

Thank Sweet_NK
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Before I speak about the restaurant, let me speak about Jérôme G. he's the chef and the owner of the establishment. He's been in DOUALA for a while, knows the environment, embraces the culture, tries as much as possible to understand the locals. My wife and I chose him for 3) reasons. 1) He's professional 2) He's flexible 3) The... More 

Thank James O
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant , perfect food and very good services It was my favorite restaurant in Douala..........................

Thank Munir06
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

I had two meals here, one lunch and another dinner. Quality of food is excellent, and I am particularly impressed by the home made smoked salmon and foie gras. The service is top noch too and the owner is extremely attentive to details. It's not cheap but you pay for the quality and service you get from this plae. A... More 

Thank MMPM1017
Kinshasa, null, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We went with several friends, had a pre-determined menu with choices for the entrees, main and desert. The food was really good, the desert maybe slightly too sweet for my tastebuds... The manager was very nice and courteous. The service good. The decoration pleasant .. And then people started smoking... and I shortened my lunch with friends to flee the... More 

Thank Uea B
Harderwijk, The Netherlands
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Nice place with private dining facility on first floor. Good appetizers, buffet varied and of good quality and great desserts (ile flotantes and macarons!). Nice wines.

Thank Erik H
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Had a very convivial and long lunch with a great business friend, Danny la Troch. Superb food and attention from the Proprietor, a very knowledgable Frenchman and suggested a superb white wine. I blow hold and cold with this place as sometimes the food isn't quite so good. Great venue for the 6 Nations Rugby for la muse bouche, beer... More 

Thank Dik B
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

The food is okay, and excellent wine choice The owner is very friendly, so are the staff. In total, we were there 10 times in 2 years. From my point of view, the resturant is over-rated, because the food quality does often nor keep up with the price. But in general, fish is excellent, and probably, the better choice than... More 

Thank meadow m
Geneva, Switzerland
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

We were a group of 10 for a business dinner. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was okay on a global standard, but good for Douala. Wine list was not extensive, but several worthwhile French white and red selections.

Thank Mark M
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I'd have to say the best meal i've had in Douala to date. I'm still haunted by the Moelleux au chocolat (molten chocolate lava cake). There was a lot of options on the plat du jour (special) and the entire meal was excellent, not counting my boss trying fresh, raw oysters for the first time and gagging (that was so... More 

Thank TravelsOfJael

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Njo-Njo | Bonapriso, Douala, Cameroon
  • Location: Africa  >  Cameroon  >  Littoral Region  >  Douala
  • Phone Number: 699600511

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