Eating Out in OuagadougouEdit This
Ouagadougou is a smorgasbord of tantalizing aromas, robust flavors and culinary eye candy that is guaranteed to satiate even the most discerning gourmet connoisseurs. The Ouagadougou Restaurants guide offers visitors information on the best places to eat in this gastronomical haven.
Ouagadougou is a mesh of several cuisines and incorporates the best elements from various ethnic preparations to put together delicious and wholesome meals. Visitors can find Mediterranean stuff and traditional African delicacies along with a host of Middle Eastern, Chinese and Indian fare. There are a few good restaurants serving delectable American food as well. Visitors seeking to embark on an authentic journey can scout the streets of the city for some full-bodied local fare. No single genre of food dominates the palate in Ouagadougou and optimum benefit for the non-monopolistic gastronomy of the region goes to its visitors.
For sampling tasty African preparations, head straight to Café Zaka,
an eatery located in the downtown region of Ouagadougou. Enjoy local
delicacies in the background of soothing in-house live music. There is
also a nice handicrafts shop inside where you can pick up great relics.
Gondwana is another neat African eatery that is priced slightly on the
higher side but offers tempting fare. The décor here is tastefully
done-up with elegant furnishings and the ambiance is super for an
intimate dining session.
For genuine Italian grub, Verdoyant is a good bet. The restaurant , located adjacent to the Place de Nations Unites, serves lip smacking Lasagna. Other good Italian eateries are Les Pilliers, La Paillote and The Belvedere (dishes out yummy pizzas).
For authentic hummus (chickpea accompaniment) khaboos (bread) and falafel (chickpea croquettes) and an array of other Middle Eastern dishes, visit Sindhibal’s, a cheap eatery serving amazing Lebanese food.
succulent home-made rum, the Baratapas is a must visit. Visitors can
also find great Middle Eastern fare at Chez Simone, located near
Jimmy’s. For juicy hamburgers, head to Hamburger House that whips up
delicious burgers at humble prices. For mouth melting milkshakes, hit
Showbiz, located directly opposite Hotel Splendid.
For an expensive French wining and dining experience, Coq Bleu is great option along with Vert Galant and I’Eau Vive. The staple fare of locals here is a plate of rice and delicious handmade tomato sauce or spaghetti and sauce. The street stalls serve excellent rice and beans and meat snacks.
Ouagadougou is a brilliant culinary odyssey that amalgamates several flavors to culminate into a startling gastronomical motley.
Showbiz Restaurant is located on Av Kwame N'Krumah; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, just down the street from the Palm Beach Hotel. It has an ecclectic mix of tasty food and clientel. The owner Omar Ballaran is a welcoming host, making sure everyone is satisfied. The atmoshere is jubliant in the open air, where being on the main street, you are able to see and be in the center of all the action. It is a delightfully quirky restaurant and All are welcome at the Showbiz. :)
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This place accomodates every kind of dinner, from the stilted business break to the romantic encounter. The food is really original with inspirations from Morocco, Vietnam, France and others. Prices are extremely reasonable compared to the other fashion restaurant in OUagadougou, especially if you look at the quality of the produces. I was extremely sensitive to the ambiance, to its quietness and its nicely furnished garden. I was also fond of their little shop where they sell delicatessen and craftworks.