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“Safe choice in Bamako”
Review of Zorba le Grec

Zorba le Grec
Ranked #16 of 68 Restaurants in Bamako
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, African, Greek
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Safe choice in Bamako”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Only 1 of 2 restauraants in Bamako that would survive in the real world (the other is Sukothai.)

Good simple Greek food prepared honestly and with passion by the owner in a clean environment. What more could you ask for?

  • Visited July 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
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English first
Bamako, Mali
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

I went with 2 colleagues to Zorba Le Grec for Sunday lunch and it was excellent. We had booked so the owner new we were coming and had prepared his special menu. We were served about 6 different greek vegetable dishes and 3 meats. Pork, Lamb and Beef all of which were delicious. The Greek side salad with homemade Feta cheese was excellent. The meal was served personally by the owner with pride. Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing Food Experience in Bamako”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Zorba le Grec is fantastic! The menu is...Well, there isn't one. Just tell Manolis (the owner) what you like or don't like and he brings you a huge spread of delicious Greek food to share family style. He also makes the most amazing feta cheese--from scratch! The ambiance is laid back, sunny, and clean. As far as Bamako restaurants go, this is one of the best. Highly recommended especially if you need a break from pizza and brochettes!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Nandita T
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Vienna, Austria
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The best Greek restaurant autside of Greece I have have ever been!”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Since my childhood (with my parents and till now) I have been tavelling numeous times to Greece.
As Greek restaurants are ubiquitous in my hometown Vienna, like anywhere else in Europe, it happens quite often that I end up in a Greek Restaurant. One can say, that I love mediterean food and in particular Greek and Lebanese food.
I must say that, in a certain aspect, this is one of the best Greek restaurants I have ever been.
Manolis the owner is an outstanding chef. His food is natural, simple, ethnic and delicious!
I have never tried a la carte, in the approx 12 times I have been dining there, I always followed Manolis recommendation (anothe typical Greek feature).
I am living in Bamako since more than a year now and the Zorbas restaurant is one of the very few restaurants where never ever even the slightest complaint was heard by anyone within the international community . The prices are fair and the athmosphere is very friendly.

efcharisto, thank you Manolis

  • Visited May 2014
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Bamako, Mali
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“A great value and authentic greek food”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

You will not regret visiting Zorba Le Grec! Authentic cuisine, homemade cheese, ouzo and yogurt! Fantastic host, you feel like you are in Greece for a moment.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank AmandaRoams
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