Top 10 restaurants in Dakar, Senegal

November 7, 2017 Leida Jutras

At the westernmost point of the African continent, Dakar stands as a multicultural, diverse city full of vibrant arts and traditions. Residents from various ethnic groups present assorted crafts, foods, jewelry, fabrics and wood and metal goods at bustling markets such as Marche Sandaga or Marche HLM. The city is home to museums and mosques, cliff walks and beaches, and makes a convenient jumping point for excursions to any of Senegal's national parks and nature reserves.
Things to do in Dakar

1. LAGON 1

Route de la Petite Corniche Est, Dakar BP 1186, Senegal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, African, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +221 33 823 67 69
Excellent
45%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 719 reviews

LAGON 1

Reviewed By Lone K - Copenhagen, Denmark

The setting is delightfull! That’s where the positives end. The staff is disorganized, inattentive and service is slow. Portions are generous but the quality varying. Prawn cocktail was nice, but drowned in dressing. Fish looked nice, the pasta was awfull! The prices are completely out of proportion to the quality and service

2. Chez Loutcha

101 Rue Mousse Diop, Dakar, Senegal Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Free Wifi African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$110 +221 33 821 03 02
Excellent
34%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 318 reviews

Chez Loutcha

Reviewed By MrsBBA13 - Birmingham, Alabama

This is a dinning MUST! Great food, warm service, and GREAT FOOD!! The prices are wonderful for downtown Dakar and at times, they even give you complimentary liquor after your meal! The restaurant is clean, the food is fresh and fast. More importantly, the owners,...Morehi ladies yes i do remember you the support and loyalty you ve shown us over your visits don t go unnoticed you deserve all the credits we look foward to share another experiene soon sincerely yours

3. Restaurant Farid

51 Rue Vincens, Dakar, Senegal Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Lebanese, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$94 - HK$235 +221 33 823 89 89
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 338 reviews

Restaurant Farid

Reviewed By Drasko B

This is wonderful place, little expensive but you got all for your money. Person's is great, they chat whit you, explain what is good to see and visit, restaurant have nice ambient, ever thing is perfectly clean! They served very good coffee, and big portion's of food. They have mixed tips of meal, and gratis desert :) or maybe I deserved :) I recognition to visit

4. La Fourchette

4 Rue Parent (Marche Kermel) | Marche Kermel, Dakar, Senegal Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$126 - HK$385 +221 33 821 88 87
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 353 reviews

La Fourchette

Reviewed By Olivier B - Riviere Noire

The pros : wide variety of dishes, and attention is paid to the presentation of the dishes. Good service.
The cons : address on google maps was incorrect and we had to ask people on the street to be re-directed to the new address (fairly close to the old one). Don’t come too early as Kitchen only opens at 20:00.

5. Le Ngor

Corniche des Almadies, Dakar, Senegal Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Grill, African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +221 33 868 25 14
Excellent
25%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 259 reviews

Le Ngor

I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. We stopped in for lunch on the recommendation of our hotel and were charmed by the decor and the location of the restaurant. The staff was very friendly and put us at a table overlooking the ocean and a small private beach (very very clean !!). The food, fresh seafood tagliatelle for me and the grilled steak for my husband, was delicious. We enjoyed the restaurant so much, food and ambiance,that we decided to return the next night for dinner. This was even better if possible. Ocean view, moonlight and waves crashing on the beach, with a wonderful "chicken Yasa" and grilled fish was more than we could have asked for. Then it got better as the manager "Alpha" suggested we have our final drinks on the beach. No better way to end our vacation than sitting on a moonlit beach sipping drinks. When we return to Dakar the restaurant Ngor will definitely be a stop and we would recommend to anyone who likes great food and ambiance !!! Bon Voyage

Reviewed By Jeremy P - Pretoria, South Africa

Great view, right on the waters edge.
Thiof grilled fish excellent.
Wi fi non existent!
Service could be more attentive!
Well priced menu!
Here is what spoiled my experience was when I paid with a credit card the waitress added +300 onto my bill because I was using my card surely this is not legal.
My French is not good so I let it be but will rather visit other places in future that have honored my Credit card without adding +300

6. La Calebasse

Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles., Dakar, Senegal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available African, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +221 33 860 69 47
Excellent
40%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 240 reviews

La Calebasse

Reviewed By Vishna - London, England, United Kingdom

Very much feels like a tourist dining experience when you combine the very authentic decor, the handicraft store outside with the live music experience. It's located just off the main road, although you do feel very removed from the outside buzz. There is an outside and indoor Seating area- plenty of space and limited parking outside! The menu itself serves local dishes and the quality is good- prices are medium range but as a vegetarian the options remain limited- always ask about alternative options. Waiter are friendly and attentive - try the Thursday night for gospel choir!

7. La Parrilla

6 Rue Emile Zola, Dakar, Senegal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, European, Argentinean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +221 33 822 15 00
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 197 reviews

La Parrilla

Reviewed By Gionata V

Very good fillet... first comes first: starter was good; different salads and other starters... really nothing to complain. Starters have size and taste of a main dish. However I was really missing some meat. The fillet was prepared properly, without killing the meat with sauces. The only problem is the size: 300g.

8. Alkimia Restaurant & Bar

Route des Almadies, Dakar, Senegal Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$126 - HK$385 +221 33 820 68 68
Excellent
35%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 256 reviews

Alkimia Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By FlyingKiwiNewZealand - Hamilton, New Zealand

This restaurant is one of two belonging to La Fourchette group. It provided quality meals with very efficient service which not always evident in other restaurants. The manageress was attentive to the needs of her clientele and a gracious host as well. The quality of...MoreHello FlyingKiwiNewZealand, We thank you for sharing your experience with us and we are really pleased to know that you enjoyed our food, service and place. We are looking forward to see you again very soon.

9. La Cabane du Pecheur

Plage de Ngor | Bp 8 679, Dakar, Senegal Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Seafood, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night HK$110 - HK$322 +221 33 820 76 75
Excellent
32%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 177 reviews

La Cabane du Pecheur

Consider your restaurant as your second home. Simplicity and convenience, these are our priorities. Come with friends, family, and enjoy the beautiful landscape by the sea, overlooking the island of Ngor. Enjoy the freshness of our fish caught directly by local fish wholesalers or directly by customers of our fishing center Atlantic Evasion. If you love fish, you'll love La Cabane du Pecheur!

Reviewed By henricus v - Leuven

The place is nicely located on the beach and with an Terrace right on the sand. Hower, the person serving me was rather rude and the inside was smelly and dark (even with bright Sunshine outside). They said they could not serve coffee, only beers ... very odd.
Too bad because it has the potentiality of being a nice place.

10. La pointe des Almadies

Route des Almadies | Pointe des Almadies, Dakar, Senegal Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Lebanese, Mediterranean, Seafood, European Lunch, Dinner +221 33 820 01 40
Excellent
33%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 127 reviews

La pointe des Almadies

Restaurant La Pointe des Almadies is an outdoor restaurant that overlooks the sea. Specalized in PAELLA and seafood

Reviewed By William S - Tempe, Arizona

We ate at the seafood stalls the night before and decided to go a little upscale for Xmas eve. Actually was a mistake we had better food ambience, music in the food stalls. They didn't have lobsters. We had starters of mixed seafood and shrimp cocktail, was okay but nothing special. Mains were seafood fricasse and grilled shrimp. All was rather tasteless and bland. Service was great, people working there a pleasure, very nice indoor/outdoor decor. But I want the food to be the main attraction and it wasn't.

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