Eastern Madagascar restaurants

Top Choice French in Tamatave (Toamasina)

Piment Banane

You wouldn’t expect to find a sophisticated brasserie in Tamatave, but we are in the land of exceptions. And exceptional is how to describe this chic place, from the stylish decor to the innovative cuisine to the ex…
International in Tamatave (Toamasina)

Le Bateau Ivre

This sprawling beachfront enterprise manages to do everything well. There is a central restaurant and bar, beach bar with BBQ, hamburger bar, pizza oven, 25m swimming pool, and even beach volleyball. Beneath the cen…
Seafood in Île Sainte Marie

Mangrove Le Gourmand

A bungalow restaurant in a clearing overlooking the Ampanihy Bay. The food here is fresh from the sea, and fabulous. By fresh, we mean they have wicker baskets of live fish and mangrove crabs in the nearby creek, wh…
International in Tamatave (Toamasina)

La Véranda

A popular choice for French expats and visitors thanks to its wide-ranging menu of European, Chinese and Madagascan dishes and very reasonable prices. The three-course set menu (Ar15,000) changes daily and is far to…
European in Ambodifotatra

La Paillote

This vazaha (foreigner) hang-out entices with its very attractive open-air floor plan, street-front location (great for people-watching), and broad menu, from pizza to langouste. Try the thick zebu fillets. English …
Chinese in Moramanga

Le Coq d’Or

A neat painted cafe off the main road, serving soupe chinoise (noodle soup with fish, chicken or vegetables), fried chicken and other Madagascan meals. Highly rated by locals.
Crêpes in Tamatave (Toamasina)

Adam & Eve Snack Bar

A popular budget option, though getting a little tacky, the open bar and terrace has a loyal following for the Madagascan dishes, juice, ice cream and crêpes. No alcohol.
Pizza in Tamatave (Toamasina)

La Terrasse

This hopping streetside bistro with tasty pizza and grills is the go-to lunch spot for people on the move.
Supermarket in Tamatave (Toamasina)


Self-caterers and treat-seekers should check out Shoprite supermarket.
Supermarket in Tamatave (Toamasina)


Self-caterers and treat-seekers should check out Score supermarket.