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“Bustling little place with big fish”

Senegalese Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 49 Restaurants in Freetown
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Bustling little place with big fish”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

The front porch of this rundown shack-looking restaurant is crowded with locals keeping dry in the rainy season and arguing at high volumes. But wading through the chaos, the inside is cosy, to put it comfortably. Another way to say it would be "tiny," as the restaurant has just three tables. But we grabbed the end of the table of another diner, and ordered snapper with plantain. The first thing they brought us was puzzling - a fork, a knife and a lemon. But soon after the snapper arrived in big plate style. The fish was some of the best I've had in west Africa - fresh, tasty, cooked just enough, with optional condiments from fiery peppers to sweet tomato. A plate with a cold beer was just 40,000 Leones, less than $10 USD. Definitely a great find.

  • Visited August 2013
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Bo
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great fish”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

This place looks shabby from the outside but the food is great and very reasonable. Definately the best fish place IN Freetown. Not east to spot but close to Bashers bakery.

Visited August 2012
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Thank AndreaBo57
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Dakar
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonable price”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

The food was good and the price reasonable. The restaurant is located a bit far from the hotel where I stayed but I preferred to go there for food.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Habib B B
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London
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“Best Benichine”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

The benichine and ginger fish was sublime. The food at this restaurant is really great, shame about the decor and size.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank bash1r
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London
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Grilled fish in tiny space”
Reviewed 18 October 2012

Not bad fish dishes. Small place. Looks better outside than inside. Tried it only once, for the experience.

Visited October 2012
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Thank hkyong98
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