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Chez Maman Colonel

10 Avenue Bayaka Kimbondo | Bandal, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 999 909 672
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken” (39 reviews)
“fish” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
10 Avenue Bayaka Kimbondo | Bandal, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Offers chicken and fish prepared Congolese style as well as traditional side dishes. Outdoor and indoor seating, though the outdoor is a better experience. Great service. Good for groups and lunch or dinner. Live music many nights of the variety that plays table-side guitar/drums/singing. Great...More

Thank Aeneas1842
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The first thing to know is that there 2 Maman Colonels (we went to Maman colonel 1) the place is a bit tricky and located in a very busy area full of bars. Iyvwas highly recommended by a local who told us this is THE...More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Casual dining at its very best!! Seriously the best Chicken I have ever eaten. Wear bug spray, as everywhere else in Kinshasa, but go and go often. This place is not to be missed!!! Friends also had their fish (Capitaine) and felt it was superb.

Thank Tara L
Reviewed 20 December 2016

For the average traveler, many will find this place inaccessible. The neighborhood is overcrowded, traffic is a mess, and the venue is old. But.... I will say that if you can make it through that, you are in for a treat. On a number of...More

1  Thank greg s
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Chicken is delicious but I would suggest to also consider desserts as an essential part of the menu. When asked, the waiter said that despite this is a recurrent request from the customers, the cook seems reluctant in procuring the desserts for the restaurant (?)....More

Thank Francesca S
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Went here on a rainy night so we sat inside. The place was welcoming and definitely had a nice feel to it. We ordered the chicken (of course) with chips and vegetables. Get the whole chicken if 2 people there as it is cheaper than...More

Thank Gillian B
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

If you are living in Kinshasa, it means you have to go there cos "it' s the best chicken you could eat". To be honest, it's normal, nothing special and you have to wait too much time for eating.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 25 February 2016

best local cuisine and best CHicken in town!! their chicken is just awesome! grilled and smoked with the local techniques

Thank NikAnast
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Best chicken in Kinshasa. Visited with friends and the place is easy-going and really nice to start a friday night. Don't expect quick service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 January 2016

If you are in Kinshasa, one of the place you need to make sure to visit is the famous Chez Maman Colonel restaurant. There are two of them: one in Bandal and one in Ma Campagne, either one will give you the same great experience....More

1  Thank Bolistaff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Avenue Bayaka Kimbondo | Bandal, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Location: Africa  >  Democratic Republic of the Congo  >  Kinshasa
  • Phone Number: +243 999 909 672
A Kinshasa institution beloved by locals and expats for excellent rotisserie chicken.
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