Where to Eat in Conakry: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 14, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Conakry, Guinea's port capital and once a small island town, has spread to the country's mainland and now comprises 1/4 of the population. This bustling metropolis boasts the national stadium, Stade du 28-Septembre, the National Museum, the Palais du Peuple, a thriving botanical garden, numerous open air markets and plenty of nightlife. Off the coast, the Iles de Los are a popular local escape for swimming and relaxing.
Things to do in Conakry

1. San Remo

Route de Donka, Ratoma, Conakry, Guinea
Excellent
8%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

San Remo

Reviewed By runewarun - Conakry, Guinea

The best pizza in town. Thin crust, well prepared in wood-burning oven. Go for the food and not the ambiance and you will enjoy your experience. It's always good to get there earlier as the crowds start poring in about 7:30 pm. They have a very popular outdoor Seating or a/c'd indoor room.

2. L'Etoile - Petit Bateau

Commune de Kaloum, Quartier Coronthie, Conakry, Guinea Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible African, European Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +224 657 79 89 00
Excellent
17%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 78 reviews

L'Etoile - Petit Bateau

Reviewed By candacaccia - Pisa

ok...I am new in town....and this is one of the places to go and see......
Getting there is a nightmare because of the road.....and when you reach you find an updated looking place that badly needs a renovation.......
We were there for drinks only and the place was almost empty on a weekrnd evening.
The service ...... forget about,,,,,,,,
The place has potential due to the location......but big effort to be done,

3. Restaurant Patisserie Le Damier

Centre-ville, Marche Niger | Commune de Kaloum, Conakry, Guinea Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available French, European, African Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$78 - HK$141 +224 655 80 00 00
Excellent
41%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Restaurant Patisserie Le Damier

Reviewed By Christophe M - Paris

Very warm welcome by André in his original typical restaurant near the central market. Sweets are the house specialty, my mango tart was excellent. Before I could enjoy fish salad, tasty gambas fritters, capitaine with yam couscous and eggplant gratin. All tasty and hearty.

4. Le Cedre

7th Ave, La Ville, Conakry, Guinea Reservations, Waitstaff Lebanese, African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Lunch, Dinner +224 664 53 14 15
Excellent
27%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Le Cedre

Reviewed By TanZimSa - New York City, New York

Conakry is not a great place for good food. Le Cedre would not be remarkable anyplace other than Cky, but for Cky it is remarkable, and by other standards it is OK. It's packed with business/WaBenzi types most lunch times, being in the business/govt/diplomatic zone, and there were people standing around indoors waiting for a table. It was less than cool (inadequate aircon), I was sweating. It has a nice mirrored bar, well stocked, and I liked the paintings decorating the walls. The toilet (one only) is clean, no paper for the ladies. I ordered the fish, which was fresh and good, if not memorable or interesting; it came with plantains that were absolutely inedible, tough and rubbery. PLANTAINS in AFRICA that you can't eat? Maybe because Le Cedre is Lebanese, and it's not trying to present African food or local flavor. This says it all. There was LOTS of it, though: quantity over quality. I had locals in Cky take me to local restaurants, where the food was tastier and half the price, and there was local atmosphere. That's what I would advise visitors to try.

5. Yi Xiang Yuan Restaurant

En Face de la Gare, Almamya | Kaloum, Conakry, Guinea Chinese Dinner +224 657 07 77 77
Excellent
33%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Yi Xiang Yuan Restaurant

Reviewed By gargravarr - Mabalacat, Philippines

If you're in the need for Chinese food while in Conakry, this is the place.

6. Luigi's

Cite Chemin de Fer, Conakry, Guinea Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Italian Breakfast, Lunch +224 666 20 20 66
Excellent
46%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
2%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Luigi's

Reviewed By Joe-Dany S

For Conakry, it's one of the good places to eat. Usually their "Plat du Jour" are tasty. Pizza is far from being authentic Italian but good enough for the area. The menu is varied and everyone can find his preferred choice.

7. Les Jardins de Guinee

Corniche Nord, Conakry, Guinea Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff Bar, Pub, African, International, European Lunch, Dinner 664-21-89-38-664-35-54-05
Excellent
18%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Les Jardins de Guinee

Reviewed By Brianyembering - Mexico City, Mexico

When this place first opened it was nice. Now, however, it's gone downhill a bit. The food is average and the garden is a dump. You could smell everything coming from the kitchen (good and bad) and there are several people who just hang around the kitchen without purpose. The kitchen is adjacent to the garden so its hard to ignore them.

8. Obama Cafe

Boulebinet, Conakry, Guinea Seating, Waitstaff Seafood Dinner, Lunch, Drinks 64576783
Excellent
20%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 53 reviews

Obama Cafe

Reviewed By Manoj C - Nanaimo, Canada

We got here in the rainy season - the place was wet and did not feel nice. It is built on stilts a little way over the sea. The time we were there it was low tide and we saw a lot of rocks around. The service was ok but really limited. May be we were there at the wrong time.

9. Avenue

Moussoudougou Roundabout | Commercial Center Residence 2000, Conakry, Guinea Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout Japanese, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +224 628 68 25 25
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Avenue

Reviewed By Alby_Mangles - Accra, Ghana

The sushi is a bit expensive but the rest of the menu is pretty reasonable and tasty. There are few restaurant choices in Conakry but this one is terrific.

10. Iles des Joies

Eme Avenue - Rue des Finances 4, Conakry, Guinea Seafood Lunch +224 622 43 02 24
Excellent
23%
Good
77%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Iles des Joies

Reviewed By MazzaSantiago - New York City, New York

Went twice in a period of a month, and both times the food and service was excellent. My favorite are the blackened commando, which come freshly grilled with just a bit of garlic and lemon. Delicious! Not easy to find, but the neighbourhood is friendly and people will be more than willing to show you the way. Absolutely recommended.

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