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Olivia Bar & Restaurant

Senegambia Kololi, Kololi, Gambia
+220 229 9993
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours
European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Senegambia Kololi, Kololi, Gambia
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

We have been to The Gambia 12 times and have always had lovely food in Olivia's. Last year they had a buffet night and the food was amazing, great salad and starters, and a great selection of mains as well as catering for veggies. The...More

Thank shaztravel2016
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Visited in January, we were the only two people there for food several were outside having a drink. Ordered two simple meals, drinks arrived quickly. Music, a kora, I think was loud and it looked as if a music teacher was helpin the musician tune...More

Thank Rsmrycrisp
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Its on the quieter end of the strip. So not a lot of passing traffic. Its has a good view out & little pestering from local sellers. Food was good, steak & chicken, but wine expensive. But give it a try.

Thank alix c
Reviewed January 21, 2017

We visited Olivia on the day a state of emergency was declared, so the staff were understandably nervous and it was very quiet. The staff were attentive and the menu varied. We had a very long wait for our meal , which is understandable in...More

Thank davee500
Reviewed January 20, 2017

been coming to Gambia for 10 years This is a relatively new (In its fourth year I think) restaurant .Have been every year its been open due to sentimental reasonsand we love it . Usually have the tapas which is really nice

Thank Diane G
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Worst meal ever. Starters was a prawn cocktail, a few prawns smothered in prawn cocktail sauce (the pink stuff out of a jar). Main meal was a few prawns, with a prawn cocktail sauce (the pink stuff out of a jar). Complained and the waiter...More

Thank lel363
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

We visited this new restaurant for the first time as it was outside the Kairaba hotel where we stayed. My wife tried the prawn cocktail- it was light on the prawns and no bread was provided as expensive at 200 dalasi. The Lebanese owners kept...More

Thank Nael C
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Where to start. On the UP side the food here is pretty good I would recommend Chicken Benecin. A little pricier than further away from the Senegambia Hotel. On the DOWN side..... I sat on the tables outside the restaurant area on two nights and...More

Thank Bryan O
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Excellent clean and colorfull restaurant. Menucard is complete and very various. Helpfull staff and very friendly. When we visited a singer was live, not loud but in the background so not disturbing, as the staff said 'people need to speak easy with each other". The...More

Thank Fred E
Reviewed July 28, 2016

We didn't like this restaurant, the meal was ok (eatable) but not realy tasty. At the period we were over there, this place wasn't often frequented by tourists, maybe an indication? There is a lot better next door with 3 Chicks and Reos or Paradisio...More

Thank Daniel19721972
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February 23, 2017|
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Response from Diane G | Reviewed this property |
one minute walk !!!
May 26, 2015|
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Response from BigDave1955 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but the food and drink is cheap so I guess the Hookah will be cheap as well
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Senegambia Kololi, Kololi, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 229 9993
Olivia Bar & Restaurant , a newly operated restaurant located at the Senegambia Strip welcomes you for a night to remember. Olivia offers you a large variety of dishes with very competitive prices, We have three seating areas for you to choose from, our outdoor area if you prefer to be close to the street and watch Gambia''s night life , indoor Air conditioned area if you prefer a more calm and private area , and finally our 350m2 terrace located on the second floor with a relaxing and entertaining live band /music where U can feel the sea breeze from the Atlantic Ocean. Our staff are highly trained and our dishes are very well prepared , our chiefs are of international standards. At Olivia's we offer you international cuisines enhanced with our delicious Lebanese chef specialities from Mesa to grills. We do operate to late hours. Visit us at Olivia.
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