Eating Out in Ouagadougou

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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.

Orientation

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.

Café Zaka

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

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.

Verdoyant

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).

Sindhibal’s

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.

Baratapas

For  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. 

Coq Bleu

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.

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Showbiz Restaurant

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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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address:Av Kwame N'Krumah

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Le Nomade

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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.

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url:lenomadeouaga.com
address:114 Rue Gandaogo | Zone du Bois, Ouagadougou 09 BP 897, Burkina Faso
PriceOfMenu:appetizer-main-desert around 12 000 FCFA: Main between 4000 and 7000 FCFA
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