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24 Rue Radama Place | Antanimena, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
22 205 15
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calif
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This restaurant had great service, an elegant setting, and very good prices by American standards. The food wasn't quite 5 stars, but the overall experience was.

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Thank Jdogfunk
Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had a dinner here with my best friend. It was so calm with relaxing music and delicious food with coconut.

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Thank sidonie2015
Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

Great food, great ambience, great music. Only two complaints: they don't take credit cards, and the band played It's A Small World, which always goes round and round in my head for days after I hear it :-)

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1 Thank Dfbl
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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231 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

I went there because of good reviews, expecting a great dinner. The price met the expectations, but that was about it. The service was quite unfriendly and the fishfilet with vanille sauce wasnt tasty at all. I didnt even finish my meal. From all the upper resraurants in Madagascar by far the worst.

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Thank 1999traveler1999
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

I arrived as the first customer of the evening. Was immediately impressed by their cozy ambience and decoration that seems to be a mixture of European and local Malagasy style. I had a foie gras (served hot) as entrée, a zebu steak, and a cocktail n some tea to round it off. All of it were exquisite! A group of... More 

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Victoria, Seychelles
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

So many times I had the opportunity having dinner there together with my husband but also with some friends. Food there was very nice, and I have a good souvenir from its owners Jeanie and Danielle who were really elegant, charming, nice and sympathetic. Those two French expatriates did a great job by investing in that restaurant together. But I... More 

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Thalwil, Switzerland
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

its a really nice restaurant. the service is good and very friendly. the background music is nice and not too loud. the food is also very good here. try their deserts - a dream!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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171 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Arriving at 7, my colleague and I had the restaurant to ourselves for the first half hour. At 7.30, the four piece ensemble arrived, and we were serenaded. The waiter wanted us to go for the foie gras; I chose more conventional continental fare. It was a working day, so we did not try the wine list, which looked tempting.... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

The food was just OK, nothing special. Specialize in dishes made with vanilla, but yeah, just ok. The cocktails were good, a bit expensive, but tasty. Great service and nice atmosphere. There are many other fantastic restaurants in Tana, so I won't be going back to this one. But give it a shot if you love French cuisine.

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Thank Austin P
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Had a delicious meal here when we stayed one night in Tana highly recommended well worth a visit. Use of Vanilla in the sauces for the chicken and in an absolutely delicious soufflé . Local band playing very enjoyable evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, French
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Rue Radama Place | Antanimena, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
  • Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Antananarivo Province  >  Antananarivo
  • Phone Number: 22 205 15

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