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.
Love your selection, but one restaurant is missing. You should definitly try Charly’s Restaurant (Sunugal Hotel in N’gor Almadies, next to the casino du cap vert), beautiful place and best Burger & Fajitas in town