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31 Rue de Russie | Isoraka, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
+261 32 65 943 20
11:30 - 23:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This hidden gem is a little bit off the beaten path, in the sense that the odds are fairly slim that you will walk past it by accident. That being said, it is just a few hundred yards from the heart of Isoraka, which is a neighborhood with a pretty active nightlife. Pourquoi Pas is a small bistro-style restaurant, with... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Offered a table next to the hot kitchen then moved to a table wedged between two busy tables. They did not have what I ordered so I chose a vegetable soup which turned out to be a cream of potato with no veg. My partner's fish carpaccio was inedible and smelled slightly off. Very cliquey atmosphere.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The restaurant is small with only around 7 or 8 tables. The food was fantastic. I had some chicken dish and frois gras for appetizer. The hosts were very friendly and was always checking if we were satisfied with our food. It is off a small street up the hill and may be difficult to find, but once you find... More 

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A very big thank you for this comment so appreciative . See you soon More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I went with my colleagues one evening after a workshop in Tana. The food was quite good in general but I couldn't really enjoy it due to the smoke of cigarretes.

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Hamilton Island, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Great little restaurant but quite hard to find as didn't appear on google maps and our hotel and taxis had not heard of it. The restaurant does not open until 7pm for dinner as well. The food was great, we had the zebu fonde which you need to reserve in advance. Authentic French experience in Madagascr!

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Merci pour votre commentaire . Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre repas . Serge More 

Antananarivo, Madagascar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Tiny restaurant with its 16 chairs but warm atmosphere with wooden copies of old airline posters on the walls. Quick lunch with a well cooked and tender duck 'magret' with a delicious potatoe 'gratin'. Smily and fast reacting waitress. The manager is very welcoming and eager to share his bottle of 'rhum arrange'.

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Merci beaucoup Mr Solofo d avoir commente favorablement notre petit etablissement . Nous serons tres content de vous recevoir lors... More 

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Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Been there a couple of times during our vacation in Tana....never been disappointed from aperitif to dessert everything was well mastered and served with warmth and smile....the spirit of the resto is of course Serge the owner always the rest right attention the right laughter we are fond of the restaurant and will come back again and again

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Lots of my colleagues living in Tana had mention this restaurant as a top one in town. I loved the bistro atmosphere. Food was not bad, but I didn't find it exceptional. I took a shank with balsamic reduction. The meat was very fatty but the sauce was great. Will probably go back there.... but not my first choice in... More 

Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Small and friendly place, went here with a family of 4 and felt like being at a friends place. Bistro style food, good portions, good value for money. Would go back there.

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Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Madagascar has great value and low prices at many restaurants so when in Tana this is the place I want to go first. Delicious, economical, friendly and unpretentious, just the right place to enjoy a glass of wine or one of their bistro fare. The folks that own it make you feel like family and due to the size it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Rue de Russie | Isoraka, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
  • Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Antananarivo Province  >  Antananarivo
  • Phone Number: +261 32 65 943 20

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