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“Best Prawns in Town”
Review of Le roi du Cossa

Le roi du Cossa
Ranked #17 of 133 Restaurants in Kinshasa
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Le Roi du Cossa is a beautiful Portuguese restaurant not far from the Limoncello. It is a quiet restaurant with normal and with high chairs for a fine dining experience. The service is excellent. We found that the waitress was particularly helpful and polite. She explained us well what the different possibilities were; she was pleasant and had a good sense of humor!

We ordered a captain fish with a mushroom sauce and a dish of garlic cossas (big prawns). The cossas were delightfully presented and delicious (see photo). I highly recommend this dish to anyone. As far as big prawns, "cossas", are concerned, le Roi du Cossa is indeed a "roi", a "king", in Kinshasa: there is nowhere else you would enjoy prawns as much as here. If you like to eat that kind of seafood, this is definitely a restaurant you should keep in mind.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This hotel is a gem. The best giant prawns you could imagine. I'm not sure it's worth having anything else here really. But well worth it. Kinshasa is generally pricey but this place is worth every cent.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Fantastic food and portion, pricey but worth it. will come back again. i just wish they can upgrade the decor a bit as the ambiance looks dull. they can do better.

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Thank ashlx
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Actually, this Portuguese restaurant has a lot on the menu, but people come for one thing - the cossi-cossi, or river shrimp, huge lobster like things slathered in garlic, oil, and pili-pili. If you haven't tried pili-pili, I recommend it - it is relatively mild here, but proceed with caution! After a heaping plate of cossi-cossi and frites, and the Portuguese house wine, you'll need a full day just to sleep it off.

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for something away from the beaten tracks and the big hotels - go and see le roi du Cossa!!! Might look a little chaotic outside, but hey, you are in Congo. Great food, no big wine selection.

Thank Miner-x
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