Kinshasa restaurants

Congolese in Kinshasa

Chez Flore

If you're looking for a Congolese restaurant with a local crowd and laid-back vibe, this is it. The friendly staff will explain the large menu, which is in Lingala for the most part, and you can enjoy the enormous p…
Bakery in Kinshasa

Patisserie Nouvelle

Located next to the French Embassy, this is the less-central but far-nicer venue for Kinshasa's most popular bakery. It's a great spot to get coffee, enjoy a pastry and stock up on some of the fine foods you've been…
Indian in Kinshasa


This sophisticated place in the middle of down town Kinshasa offers a choice of Indian, Chinese and European cuisine in its stylish main room. The US$24 Friday-night buffet and the US$28 Sunday-lunch buffet are both…
French in Kinshasa

Patisserie Nouvelle

A great breakfast choice, this trendy bakery does a range of set breakfasts as well as gorgeous pastries and good coffee. This is the best-located outlet, but the second one is far more charming and has an outside c…
Italian in Kinshasa

A Casa Mia

A very refined option that is hugely popular with Kinshasa's foreign community, A Casa Mia has a gorgeous ornamental pool on its front terrace, and a dining room in the back that's half-open to the elements. Food is…
Italian in Kinshasa


This superb restaurant is the toast of the town, and understandably so – its Italian food is wonderfully realised and the whole place buzzes with the chatter of Kinshasa's movers and shakers at both lunch and dinner…
Bakery in Kinshasa

Eric Kayser

A great spot for fresh pastries, tasty sandwiches and a range of salads and other light meals, this Parisian bakery chain has taken Kinshasa by storm with this most unlikely of outlets.
Lebanese in Kinshasa

Restaurant Al-Dar

There's a reason why this large, canteen-like Lebanese place is always full to bursting, and that reason is price. The food is classic Lebanese fast food and everyone from smart-suited businessmen to hip hop–styled …
Lebanese in Kinshasa

Le Palais

This smart place overlooks a pool and serves up some of the best Lebanese food in Kinshasa. Order some sharing plates and feast on excellent hummus, falafel, tabbouleh and fattoush.