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“Poor cuisine, poor service, overrated.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of KUDeTA

KUDeTA
Ranked #2 of 189 Restaurants in Antananarivo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: French, European, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The KUDéTA is a trendy ethnic chic decor restaurant for casual and elegant people.Our cuisine is genuinely global mixed with malagasy exotic flavours and spices.The menu makes imaginative use of local ingredients according to the seasons.You'll also discover our extensive wine list to please the most sophisticated palate and match with our food.
Istanbul, Turkey
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182 reviews
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“Poor cuisine, poor service, overrated.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We've just come back a two week holiday in Madagascar and given you often find yourself having to come back to Antananarivo to catch flights, we had the opportunity to try a lot of the city's top establishments (La Varangue, La Boussole, Cafe de La Gare, Petit Verdot) and decided to leave the best (according to tripadvisor that is) to last and made our way to kudEta.

It's impossible not to be impressed with the extremely creative menu. Everything on there was mouthwatering so after struggling to chose we ordered 2 starters and 2 mains. Very excited.

When the food finally arrives, three out of the four dishes are extremely disappointing, one dish (Prawn Ravioli) is inedible.

The potatoes in the potato gratin are raw. The fish curry has no flavour, fish is overcooked, portion laughably small. My grilled prawns are mushy and dissolve in my mouth instead of having a crunch like fresh prawn are supposed to have. The prawn ravioli (4 of them on a plate!) is not aldente but simply undercooked and the prawn used is canned. Very disappointed. I look to my right, the couple sitting next to us is having zebu skewers and seafood choucroute. Neither makes me want to order them.

Waiters (and chefs for some bizarre reason) walk around like superstars, we are asked what aperitif we would like before we're even told "welcome" or "good evening". A lot of attitude.

Great inside decor. Great light. Great Music. Great wine menu. But this is of course not a lounge but a restaurant, and one of the capital's most expensive. It's not enough to have an inspiring fusion menu if your chefs in the kitchen are clearly unable to deliver.

Overall, Kudeta turned out to be what we were scared it was going to be. A pretentious restaurant for expats, tourists and wealthy Malagasy where everything looks great on the menu but not on your plate.

In need of serious improvement.

  • Visited September 2012
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Olympia, Washington
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“Cool, Fun Eating Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Recommended by the hotel and we found the name (Did you just say 'Coup d'etat'?) a tongue-in-cheek prelude for a very trendy, hip little restaurant with moody lighting.

Busy on a Friday, but they gave us a seat over in the bar area and offered to move us to the dining room when a table opened up. The waiter was generally good; not inattentive at all, but a little too preoccupied to call it excellent service.

Had a pretty good-to-decent carafe of house wine, tasty crusted goat cheese, a delicious steak au poivre, and a lamb dish that was amazingly tender - beautifully and artfully presented across the board. No dessert, but we were very happy with the experience and would love the opportunity to eat here again. Highly recommend!

  • Visited May 2012
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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“Pretentious”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

We didn't particularly enjoy our dinner at Kudeta. The waiter was not very professional (nor friendly, like most malagasy are) and the food was only average.

Visited July 2012
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“Why not Kudeta?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Good food a little expensive for Madagascar. carpaccio of ocean fish and of zebu too tasty. piece of zebu very good and cod fish good. chocolate for dessert wonderful. a glass of wine and one of bear. 87000 ariary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“never diappointed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

We have made many visits to the KUDeTA and have never been disappointed. The menu is well thought out, the food is above average and the service attentive and friendly. The décor, in a charming house in a sensitively renovated area of the city, is another plus in this pleasant restaurant. The only drawback is the difficulty of parking but the outside staff do their best to help. The question to be asked is -Would we return? and the reply - Yes with pleasure.

  • Visited March 2012
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