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IYA Avenue, former Allianz Franco, Buea, Cameroon
+237 6 65 00 10 00
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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African, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
IYA Avenue, former Allianz Franco, Buea, Cameroon
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic gem of a place located in a beautiful location with people who care about their customers. A must visit when in the area.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank S1Alex
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Visited some time in July with two friends, the staff was friendly and the food was ok. However there was an event going on so there was a shortage of sitting space so other customers had to stand. I'll recommend to anyone looking for a...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank christie l
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the place.. And I want to tell others to come check out IYA it's the best u can ever find in Buea.. Especially tourists

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank Abimni S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I had the chance to visit IYA ... and I must say that it is more than a restaurant it is a culinary experience...The food is delicious cocktails are great ,waiters are caring ....You will feel like home...I discover another way to eat Cameroonian dishes....For...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Ingrid T
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Having tried the local hotel food, we were happy to find this place nearby (as the only Buea place on TripAdvisor). We had dinner here twice, and five stars for the settings, the building, the service. We tried many of the dishes, and the quality...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank futtrup
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant looks very good for Cameroon standards and is located next to the main boulevard of Buea. The personnel was very friendly, offering information for every dish on the menu, making suggestions that met our requests. The food is decent, not spectacular, however we...More

Date of visit: November 2016
1  Thank Romulanix
i X, Manager at IYA, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thank you very much. We're pleased you had a nice dinner. We appreciate your comment and always look to follow-up and improve wherever possible. We look to make our way to spectacular next time. What in your opinion would've made the food spectacular?

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Iya is stylish, modern, African and professional in every way. A beautiful location with a view of Mount Cameroon; exquisite custom-built furniture and decor; delicious food; excellent service. I hosted a lunch for some of Buea's top software developers and it was the perfect choice....More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Doppler9
i X, Manager at IYA, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thank you Doppler9. We greatly appreciate the recommendation, and glad our manager Flobert was à l'écoute. We always look to ensure our guests have a wonderful experience at IYA. We look to welcome you again very soon.

Reviewed 30 June 2016

Iya is a great place. Not only about food but the environment. I cannot complain. My experience was awesome and I hope to visit the place not more than one time.

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank kenneth644
i X, Manager at IYA, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you very much Kenneth644. We're pleased you had a great time with us, and we look to welcome you again very soon.

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Folks- this is as good as it gets in Cameroon. This restaurant beats any in Douala or Yaounde in terms of food quality, presentation, customer service, cleanliness, and style. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Misha K
i X, General Manager at IYA, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Hi Misha K, Thank you very much for your great review. We're delighted you had a great time with us. Look forward to welcoming you very soon. IYA Team

Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome lunch...food is excellent quality. Simply delicious....lovely setting..Super service...Top rated restaurant in Cameroun

Date of visit: April 2016
2  Thank Elizabeth B
i X, Owner at IYA, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

Thank you very much Elizabeth, We're pleased you had a great time with us. Hope to see you very soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: IYA Avenue, former Allianz Franco, Buea, Cameroon
  • Location: Africa  >  Cameroon  >  Southwest Region  >  Buea
  • Phone Number: +237 6 65 00 10 00
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IYA is a fine dinning restaurant that pays homage to Cameroon's rich & diverse gastronomy and cultural heritage. We serve a seasonal menu with a focus on local produce, high quality ingredients and Cameroonian flavours. Our chefs - led and trained by gourmet chef Dieuveil Malonga - put a forward thinking-spin on traditional dishes whose guarded recipes have been entrusted to us by the revered IYAs - mothers - of our community, resulting in dishes that are both modern and comforting. IYA establishes itself as a leading Food & Culture destination in Cameroon, and a contender for a memorable African gastronomic experience in general.
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