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“Best choice in town, good food, super atmosphere”
Review of Le Gondwana

Le Gondwana
Ranked #2 of 113 Restaurants in Ouagadougou
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $46
Cuisines: African, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Very courteous staff, good food, and top notch atmosphere. Our group of over 25 was handled with ease. Interesting decor, which is for sale if something catches your eye.

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Thank Larry H
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

It used to be, so friends say, one of the best restaurants in town. We went there 3 times and were increasingly disappointed by the lack of quality, originality and freshness of the dishes. The aloko (plantain chips) I had last time was like rubber, the fish mixed up with potatoes buried under a curry sauce to make up for the lack of it. The white wine was simply undrinkable.The service was poor, the staff didn't seem to care about what they served. Also I heard that quite a few people have been sick after eating at Gondwana, which seems to point at poor food hygiene. Although the atmosphere in Gondwana is a big plus, we have had much better meals at better value in other restaurants in Zone du Bois and will give Gondwana a miss.

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1  Thank Ouagadwellers
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

I have been here a few times and the last was another very good experience. We sat in the outside tent area and there was a large group of us, service was fast, the food was good and atmosphere was great. I believe the owner is into art and a major art dealer and that is why the decor fits the theme of this restaurant so well. The product is well thought out, the menu and service matches the decor and this is a well rounded and polished product. A safe place to choose with good consistency and yes the price is a little higher but that is what you are paying for a polished restaurant experience.

1  Thank SforSani
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had great food here - both fish and meat - in a lovely setting (we sat outside under the "tent". The decor is eclectic and lovely- the furniture and artwork come from all over Africa, so the atmosphere is really a sort of expat vision of "Africa" but that's fine - it really works. Highly recommended as a relaxing break after a long day of dry meetings.

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Thank tradewinder
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

This gem, owned by one of the best African Art dealers in Ouagadougou, is a must visit during any stay in the Burkinabe Capital. Le Gondwana features several areas dedicated to various African settings, serving the same excellent food in each of these well-conceived dwellings. Want to eat in a Touareg desert camp? - in a Moor's Tent?, a traditional African house., that and much more is to be had here and the service is good, and the food very tasty. The African art on the walls, all of which is for sale, adds to the atmosphere and enhances the basic culinary experience. This restaurant(s) is highly recommended. You will not be disappointed. There are better restaurants for food in Ouagadcougo, but their offings can be found in other places in the world. This is a unique African experience. (By the way, if you are really interested in African art, get the card of the art shop owned by the family that has this establishment. They are among the most reputable in Africa and their offerings are extensive.) Please do not miss this opportunity to feel you are really in Africa while enjoying great food. A real winner!

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Thank ChuminParis
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