People often ask for restaurant recommendations in Dakar. I’m a bit hesitant to do so simply because if there’s one thing that’s consistent about the food scene in Dakar, it’s that it can be inconsistent. So in order to give a nice, well-rounded view of things, I’m asking readers to give their opinions as well. If you’d be willing to participate, please email me!.
Today we’re hearing from Sigrid, a German IT, finance and management consultant who has lived in Dakar for three and a half years.
Favorite burgers and fries:
I don’t really have one of those places as I am not the biggest burger fan. Having said that I do enjoy the odd burger at the Red Bowl. The patty could be bigger though…
Favorite ice cream:
This has to be XOccO at Sea Plaza.
Favorite Senegalese restaurant meal:
Poulet Yassa made by our bonne 🙂
Favorite breakfast or brunch:
Favorite little beach restaurant:
Restaurant Le Ngor in Almadies – the view can’t be beaten.
Restaurant Maison de Celine (Ngor) – everything is just perfect. Quality of food, presentation and service.
Favorite place to enjoy a good coffee:
Presse Café if I get a chance to go to downtown.
If I were stranded on a deserted island and could have only one of Dakar’s restaurants, it would be:
Maison de Celine
What is missing from the Dakar food scene?
Mainly higher quality of food and better service. Beef is mostly very chewy, chicken dry, veggies overcooked, service leaves a lot to be desired and vegetarian options mostly don’t exist. I often find myself with tummy issues after going out for a meal. Value for money is often not given.