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“Nice place for Lunch”
Review of Botanika

Botanika
Ranked #9 of 47 Restaurants in Bujumbura
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Had lunch here. Service was good, place is clean, and atmosphere is pleasant with it being located in an inner courtyard..

Free wifi is available, which is always good :-)

Food was ok. The menu is mostly european (pasta, pizza, meats...) and I wish they had a few local specialities on the menu as well

1  Thank mahme
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

People are nice and friendly there. Place is clean and they got a personnel that respond every time you call for cleaning and for any other service

1  Thank Thaddee M
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

As a frequent traveler to Africa, the standard fare of rice, overcooked meat or fish and scary iooking salad can be safely put aside at Botanika where a truly interesting menu has been assembled for serving in a very nicely decorated courtyard. I liked the art (not one badly painted tribal person or wild animal), the colouring was interesting, the staff friendly, helpful and reasonably attentive, the mix of clients was pretty much entirely expats. Most importantly the food was excellently cooked, beautifully presented, tasty, plentiful and cheap. For €15 I ate the beetroot and avocado starter that has been commented on elsewhere (interesting and colourful) and fish with vegetables in coconut milk, with a local beer. The portions are huge, so I didn't have room for dessert. Go there. Botanika deserves support.

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1  Thank MMTMRome
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Since I was staying at the hotel I had several meals there. The salads were great - the chicken dishes were excellent and I particularly like the appetizer which was a parfait of beets and avocado (sounds weird I know but it was amazing!). The wine list was good too. And the garden setting is so peaceful. If you are in Bujumbura you should definitely check it out.

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This restaurant has the best standard of food in Bujumbura that I've enjoyed in a pleasant courtyard style location with a good international menu. It is expensive in the context of Bujumbura but still only about $10 for the most expensive dishes. Service is good and most staff are English speaking. Don't be deceived by the slightly uninspiring steel door that guards the entrance - step in and find a little oasis. It is very popular with expats for good reason. It also has very good (for Burundi) and free WiFi.

1  Thank Paul K
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