Abidjan restaurants

Top Choice African in Abidjan

Bushman Café

This rooftop terrace restaurant is number-one for gastronomic delights in Abidjan, drawing locals from across the city to come and dine under the stars. The menu is simple and focused on local flavour, and it's perf…
Top Choice African in Abidjan

Le Nandjelet

Tucked away in Blokosso (opposite the cemetery), this enchanting local spot offers good kedjenou (slowly simmered chicken or fish with peppers and tomatoes) and Ivoirian escargot (snails). Make a beeline for one of …
Top Choice Lebanese in Abidjan

Le Mechoui

In an elegant setting that overlooks the lagoon, Le Mechoui serves fantastic Lebanese food. All the ingredients are fresh, the taste is top-notch, and the choice of the meze is simultaneously authentic and imaginati…
Top Choice African in Abidjan


Take Côte d'Ivoire's best maquis dishes, ask top chefs to prepare them and add fine, innovative touches – that's Aboussouan. Foodie heaven, and there's an excellent wine list too.
African in Abidjan

La Maison des Combattants

Next to the war memorial, this restaurant housed in a renovated colonial building has a great range of dishes, including escargot, sauce feuille (manioc-leaf sauce with beef tail, fish and crab) and other dishes not…
African in Abidjan


Brochettes (kebabs), beer and beats: this fantastic outdoor spot, with dozens of vendors grilling meats, sizzles until late. Once you arrive you'll be swarmed by different vendors – choose one and surrender to the a…
Seafood in Abidjan

Le Marlin Bleu

An upmarket, yachting-orientated seafood restaurant (ignore the hotel!) that has fresh fish and luxurious seafood offerings. Popular with the expats. In a kind of compound off Blvd de Marseille.
French in Abidjan

Abidjan Cafe

This Plateau dining hall has a good French menu, featuring everything from local grilled fish to fois gras and créme brûlèe infused with Nutella.
African in Abidjan

Mille Maquis

Don't miss this energy-infused local strip of different maquis (rustic open-air restaurants) offering fresh Ivoirian dishes served with a side of banter.
French in Abidjan


French bistro chain Hippopotamus provides Le Plateau's business population with steak frites, cocktails and decent burgers.