Best restaurants in Abidjan

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    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 perfect. Try the delicate and fresh fish tartare, or the excellent grilled meat. Properly brewed Ivoirian coffee is served here, too. Do not miss.

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    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 the outdoor tables on the edge of the lagoon – they offer a breathtaking panorama of the Abidjan skyline. Mind that on weekends the music gets very loud.

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    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 imaginative. Try the lamb tartare, tangy tabbouleh and the classic, creamy hummus – and a serving of hot Lebanese bread. Run by a local Lebanese family.

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    Aboussouan

    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.

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    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 often found in sit-down restaurants.

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    Allocodrome

    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 atmosphere.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Hippopotamus

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

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    Mille Maquis

    An excellent local strip of maquis (rustic open-air restaurants) serving Ivoirian dishes in a jolly, lively atmosphere.

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    Des Gateaux et Du Pain

    This patisserie offers exactly what it says: great, freshly baked breads, chocolate puddings and divine fruit-topped cakes.

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    Hypermarché Sococé

    At this vast supermarket in Les Deux Plateaux you can get anything your heart desires. Food-wise, anyway.

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    Cash Center

    A well-stocked supermarket from the Cash Center chain. More can be found around town.

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    Cash Center

    A well-stocked supermarket, one of several in Abidjan.