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“Elegant setting, decent food”
Review of Le Gondwana

Le Gondwana
Ranked #3 of 109 Restaurants in Ouagadougou
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $46
Cuisines: African, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Rome, Italy
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205 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Elegant setting, decent food”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

There is no disputing that the Gondwana has a very unique atmosphere, and exudes elegance through its many different corners, including a Tuareg tent and beautiful West African art (these are copies, but still worth looking at). It makes for a romantic evening, and hopefully looking in the eyes of your partner will kill time until the food arrives. Service is painfully slow, but then this is not rare in Ouagadougou. We found the food very decent, if not exceptional. Excellent, if unexpected, Vietnamese nems, and very tasty capitaine in various guises, from marinated to grilled. A perfect place for special occasions.

  • Visited March 2013
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ambiance Cannot be Beaten”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Excellent ambiance (with several themed environments to choose from - for example, a Tuareg tent), excellent service, pricey but very tasty. Good for an anniversary dinner or other very special occasion.

Visited January 2013
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Stockholm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointing and overprized food”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

The restaaurant is very nicely decorated but is is a total disappointment when you try the food which was definetly overprized.

Visited February 2013
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

It has had a reputation for not that great food but when I went, either the manager was around or a new cook had been hired. The service was not fast - but we were a largish group - but the food was well worth waiting for.

Visited January 2013
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Paris, France
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164 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Atmosphere was great, food left a lot to be desired”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

The Atmosphere was great, food left a lot to be desired. Nice location, tables, outside, under a covered area or inside. Too bad the food was not that good. Steak with cream sauce and green pepper was very, very, very small for the price. The side of french fries was bigger than the steak and less than 1/4 the price.

Visited April 2013
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