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La Paillote

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15 Ave Lt. Colonel Lukusa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 999 942 710
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Phnom Penh
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Affordable prices. Good quality. Very good service. Menu is quite extensive; from pizza to steaks and fish. Fresh food.

Thank Normmnomad
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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279 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Objectively, the prices are high here, even for Kinshasa. 13$ for a cheeseburger?! I've been here twice and I do enjoy the food. Most of all the setting is lovely, it's upstairs, overlooking the beautiful pool. The air is usually cool, with a breeze, and it's a nice place to visit.

Thank TroisChatsLies
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Notwithstanding the rather impolite waiters (on the verge of being blatantly arrogant sometimes), and the painfully slow service, the food is excellent, certainly worth the wait and icing on the cake, relatively cheap by Kinshasa standards. The restaurant overlooks a handball court and a massive swimming pool together with the perpetual Congolese greenery making a beautiful surrounding to a succulent... More 

Thank Toutou54
Washington DC
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a very pleasant open air bar and cafe overlooking the tennis courts and pool of the Cercle Elais sports club at Le Voyageur (Elais) hotel. The sandwiches are adequate, but the African dishes are spectacular, especially the river fish.

Thank Zouave2k
Guangzhou, China
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The food is good .. The place is also great and peaceful .. But the service needs some improvement .. The waiters can be friendlier

Thank Sliyah
Addis Ababa
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I stayed in Le Voyageur hotel and within the same compound, you get La Paillote restaurant. The restaurant is surrounded by swimming pool, basketball ground and tennis court and while eating good food, you can enjoy the sporting activities. The food is clean and tasty. I have tasted steak, fish and wraps and all are good. The menu is in... More 

Thank amha_z
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Fast, friendly service, excellent food (beef brochette, tapas), quiet, relaxing Athmosphere overlooking pool inmidst Park with huge Trees. Not much wine selection

Thank Uwe N
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

service and availability are spotty.. If you hit it on the right not it is great but can be equally frustrating.

Thank Thunderb0lt
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

This restaurant offers a wide variety of choices, from local to Belgian to international cuisine, all of them very well prepared and presented. The staff are friendly and the service is fast. The sitting, with the swimming pool view is very relaxing. Definitaly very good for any occasion and, especially, if you are a resident at the adjoining hotel Le... More 

Thank Maurizio P
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

I think the best part of this restaurant is its location just by the elais pool gives it a relaxed and away from it all atmosphere. The food is good and the service is attentive. Decent value too.

Thank Nicole I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
African, Bar, International, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Ave Lt. Colonel Lukusa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Location: Africa  >  Democratic Republic of the Congo  >  Kinshasa
  • Phone Number: +243 999 942 710

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