Restaurants

Top ChoiceSeafood in Dakar

Le Lagon I

Le Lagon I

Perched on stilts over the bay, Le Lagon is one of Dakar's top seafood spots, with a spread of culinary treasures – oysters, sea urchins, chargrilled fish, pastas with mixed seafood. You can dine outside on the...

African in Dakar

Le Djembé

A block west of Pl de l'Indépendance, this inviting, colourful eatery is the whispered insider-tip for anyone in search of a filling platter of thiéboudienne (rice baked in a thick sauce of fish and vegetables)....

International in Dakar

Le Bideew

In the cool shade of the garden of the Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor, this colourful arts cafe is perfect for a break from the city. The varied menu features vegetable curry, octopus salad, chargrilled...

International in Dakar

Estendera Vivier Beach

A charming little eatery with tables overlooking the crashing waves, Estendera has a small, well-executed menu of seafood, grilled meats and Italian plates. Start off with barracuda carpaccio, then move on to...

Lebanese in Dakar

Restaurant Farid

Squeezed between grey inner-city walls, this little oasis serves the best Lebanese meze in town, plus quality grilled meat and fish. You'll also find friendly service, courtyard dining and live music several...

Seafood in Dakar

Cabane du Pêcheur

One of Dakar's best fish restaurants serves freshly grilled treats, such as amberjack and dolphinfish, that you'll find hardly anywhere else in the city.

International in Dakar

La Pointe des Almadies

This popular, breezy spot draws a mix of expats and locals, who come for a meal and perhaps a swim in the pool. There's a wide range of appetizers and a surprising medley of international dishes, from pizzas to...

Italian in Dakar

La Maison de Celine

Tucked down a sleepy street in N'Gor, Celine is the go-to place for excellent pizzas – cooked up in a wood-burning oven – as well as less outstanding pastas, grilled meats and seafood. The backyard setting...

International in Dakar

Le Cozy

Waltz through Le Cozy's heavy wooden doors and you're instantly swept off the market streets into a temple of refined cuisine – presentation and service are as perfect as the swanky restaurant and bar spaces. In...

Cafe in Dakar

Sweet Coffee

Handy spot in Les Almadies for coffee, snacks, wi-fi and people watching from the palm-fringed terrace in front. They offer plenty of reasons to linger, with crepes, salads and sandwiches on hand – plus cocktails...

Seafood in Dakar

Le Ngor

At this quirky, seashell-adorned place, waves lap at your feet while you enjoy a perfectly grilled fish. There's also brochettes (shish kebabs), paella, vegetarian samosas and Senegalese classics like poulet yassa,

Cafe in Dakar

Presse Cafe

A fine place for a pick-me-up, this Montreal import has leather couches and a few outdoor tables fronting the street, and serves up plenty of caffeinated options, plus wraps, sandwiches and other snacks.

Italian in Dakar

São Brasil

Very confusingly named, this is one of Dakar's favorite restaurants, especially among the local expat community. Pizzas come with a huge diameter, a thin base and a large range of toppings.

Fast Food in Dakar

Ali Baba Snack Bar

Dakar's classic fast-food haunt keeps on turning thanks to the undying love of the Senegalese. Serves the whole fast-food range: kebabs, shwarmas and other quick snacks.

African in Dakar

Chez Loutcha

This friendly, always overflowing place serves up huge Senegalese and Cabo Verdean plates to its loyal followers – note that it gets packed at lunch.