Antananarivo restaurants

Top Choice International in Antananarivo

La Varangue

One of the best addresses in the city for real gourmet cuisine, La Varangue serves an elaborate melange of French gastronomy and Malagasy flavours. Meals are served either in the beautiful dining room, with its low …
Top Choice Malagasy in Antananarivo

Toko Telo

Run by Landy, the teacher at Tana Kitchen cooking school with which this restaurant shares premises, Toko Telo is our pick to try expertly crafted Malagasy specialities. In addition to soups, there are pork, zebu, s…
Top Choice Fusion in Antananarivo

Le Saka

Striking the perfect balance between gastro French and straightforward local cooking, Le Saka is a Tana institution. The restaurant is housed in a gorgeous wooden house full of old black-and-white photos and local a…
Top Choice Italian in Antananarivo

Nerone Ristorante Italiano

Tana's best Italian restaurant is one of those places you'll find yourself coming back to time and again. Artful Italian cooking of pasta, pizza, meat and fish leave plenty of room for choice, the dining area is sty…
Top Choice International in Antananarivo


In a stunning setting whichever way you look – the 19th-century building or the city views from the terrace – Lokanga serves a mix of Malagasy and international dishes. Try the duck breast with pineapple reduction, …
Fusion in Antananarivo


Playing on the region’s reputation for political instability may not be very PC, but it really would take a coup d’état to unseat this stylish bar-restaurant from its position among the top of Tana’s fashionable eat…
Cafe in Antananarivo

Cafe du Musée

This excellent place next to the entrance of Musée de la Photo has soft lighting, assured cooking and friendly service. The menu is predominantly French but has a few Malagasy and vegetarian options, ranging from st…
Cafe in Antananarivo

Pâtisserie Colbert

Around since 1946, this excellent patisserie is a popular meeting place for local businesspeople and a great place for breakfast, a quick lunch or an afternoon treat – the cake selection is Tana's best and the ice c…
Asian in Antananarivo


Fabulous pan-Asian fusion in a casual cafe setting make L'Orient a real find. Dumplings with ginger, creative salads and terrific rice and noodle dishes – it's all good and our pick in Tana for Asian food.
Malagasy in Antananarivo

Chez Mariette

Superchef Mariette Andrianjaka has cooked for notables as diverse as Paloma Picasso and Prince Albert of Monaco during her long career. These days she entertains guests in her 19th-century villa, preparing elaborate…