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“You are never disappointed when visiting La Varangue”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Varangue

La Varangue
Ranked #1 of 189 Restaurants in Antananarivo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$64
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In a cozy atmosphere "" The Restaurant "La Varangue" is open from breakfast to dinner to enjoy in a unique kitchen "World flavors and fragrance of our island" concocted by the chef.
Kfar-Saba , Israel
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524 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“You are never disappointed when visiting La Varangue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

During the last year I came to Tana 4 times , in each I visited La Varangue , the restaurant is full of interesting collections as decoration . The service is excellent and the food served in a way pleasing the eye and the taste really pleases your mouth !!

This is by far one of the best restaurants !!! I shall keep visiting

  • Visited April 2014
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Indian Shores, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent food - well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

I visited La Varangue twice on my visit to Madagascar in Aprl. Both times were excellent.

In all former French colonies, they seem to have found a way to blend classical French techniques with local foods and ingredients. La Varangue in Tana is no exception. The food was delicious, excellently prepared, and the menu has a reasonable variety. The Zebu (a local beef) was superb and the carpaccio of captain fish was an excellent starter. For dessert, the Chocolate Exlplosion was well … nuff said !!

The service was good and helpful. The menus are entirely in French, but on both my visits there were waiters who patiently explained each menu item and ingredients to me in English. They service was also attentive When I ended up with more chocolate than ice-cream as I ate my dessert, they voluntarily came forward and offered me another scoop of ice-cream (no charge too).

On both visits, I spent about $40 for a starter, main course, dessert, and glass of wine. The restaurant can be considered expensive, and is certainly so by local Malagasy standards. That being said, I really doubt you will get quality French (Malagasy blend) food in a fine-dining restaurant in Europe, US, or Asia for $40 bucks. But certainly, by local standards it is expensive relative to other options. To each their own decision. I found it an excellent value for the quality. Either way, I can't fault the restaurant - it was superb and I'd go back should I have a chance.

Tips: There are tables inside and outside in a little courtyard. I ate indoors, and suggest reservations either way. Don't miss trying the Zebu ! Enjoy.

  • Visited April 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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26 reviews
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“A lovely Eurocentric experience in the heart of Tana”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

This is a beautifully decorated restaurant. There are beautiful antiques and artifacts everywhere. The service was excellent. The food was good. No English menus and the staff's knowledge of English is poor, making ordering your meal an adventure.

Visited April 2014
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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“Very good fish, excellent location but too expensive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Very good fish good, medium service service considering the cost, superbe location but vine very, very expensive without any reason considering the real cost of the vine here in Tana'.

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Tiverton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

This restaurant would get 5 stars but i found the starter, the goat cheese a bit strong for me but that was down to my choice. The main was fantastic, the tuna, cooked perfectly and my colleague had the Zebu steak again cooked perfectly with a lovely assortment of vegtables.
The surroundings whilst quirly i felt added to the ambience of the place to the extend that it made the place interesting to the extent that the driver had to wait a bit at the end as I wondered around taking the place in. it is far removed from what you would expect having been stuck in a traffic jam for the best part of an hour returning from work.
the staff were brilliant and really welcoming. What more can you say, previous colleagues have bene to Tana before me and t=have warned me about the quality if the food availible. ithink they should look again. So far 2 nihts in the city and 2 excellent meals.

  • Visited March 2014
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