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Le Gondwana

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Rue de l'Onatel, Zone Du Bois, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
(226) 50 36 11 24
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Wheaton, Illinois
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere!!! They have done a great job using local materials to create an authentic Burkinabae vibe in a comfortably air conditioned restaurant. Good food. Their hamburger is enormous - four layers of beef! The couscous Gondwana is excellent - similar to a Moroccan tajine. Service is extremely friendly. We came back again and again. This is a great destination... More 

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Thank bruchko
Stockholm, Sweden
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A special place in the dusty Ouaga. Nicely decorated with local handicrafts and objects. The service is attentive and friendly. The tapas were good as a starter with their special drink. The meat was tasty but a little bit chewy. Nice music made the evening inte to remember.

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Thank PEZET2014
Medfield, MA
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I absolutely loved my evening hers. A Burkinabe friend took us here and we loved the setting with the art gallery and the relaxing seating. The food was delicious. I had fish with a saffron and citrus sauce that was so unusual and amazing. If I lived here it would be hard to stay away.

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Thank LJSMedfield
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing in so many ways... the building is an unusual construction reminiscent of adobe homes in southwest USA. Tables are spread around the garden and the night we went there were two men playing smoothest music mix of jazz and African but low key, we Could still chat... artwork on display all around, all for sale. Food... More 

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Thank Zahra R
New York, NY
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Dinner here is definitely worth the experience. You're basically having dinner in an art gallery. Everything is for sale - without it being pushed upon you. Food & service were excellent. Would return!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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144 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Certainly for me one of the best restaurants in Ouagadougou and for sure the most beautiful. Good food in a special place, full of fantastic African handcraft (and you can buy it). You absolutely have to taste it, you won't regret this marvelous exotic gastronomy

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Thank jcbolay
Washington, DC
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Le Gondwana has consistently good food, an extensive menu, and great ambiance. The restaurant space is adorned with beautiful for-sale art that you can shop while you dine, although it's more expensive for what you can find in the market. Great for big groups, too.

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Thank SteamingChai
Paris, France
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192 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant looks great : the decoration, different sculptural and painted items from different African cultures, as well as a garden tent and sand on the floor give the restaurant a wow effect when you walk in. On the Saturdays we were there, there were also musicians playing live, mellow music. It all adds up to a wonderful atmosphere, which... More 

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Ouagadougou
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This has to be one of my favorite restaurants of all time. It's food may not be the greatest, but the layout and creativity of the place is worth a visit. The waters are friendly and I have never fallen sick after eating there (which is something to be said eating out in Burkina Faso).

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Thank Andrew G
Bridport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Beautifully done restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and great food. Tables are not too close so you can have a private conversation. Also has an escape ladder which is a sensible addition in these times.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$46
Cuisine
French, African, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de l'Onatel, Zone Du Bois, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Location: Africa  >  Burkina Faso  >  Centre Region  >  Ouagadougou
  • Phone Number: (226) 50 36 11 24

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?