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European, French, African, Bar, Pub
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89 Rue Joseph Gomis x Carnot, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 823 03 20
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Paris, France
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192 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is inside the Institut français and looks fabulous, with great decorations and very comfortable seating. The rollerblading waiter is a star, sadly he is the only one. The rest of the staff were slow. The menu looks great but I was quite disappointed by my beef skewers, with an overly oily taste, the accompanying bbq vegetables were a... More 

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Level Contributor
113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

One of the places i like in Dakar. Cool waiters Especially the guy on the roller, a nice way to serve you. My favorite dish is thiof grille et puree de patate douce

Thank GH777
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Now where do I start ? Was staying at the Pullman Teranga and asked for the concierge to guide me to a nearby restaurant. The previous night they recommended the Lagon 1 (reviewed separately) which we enjoyed and had instilled faith on your recommendation. They recommended this garden restaurant in the French Restaurant, which didn't sound that exciting. No live... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

It's kind of a cool, open air place set in a garden in the middle of the block within the French Institute, although you go through security (wanding) to get in. The service was a little slapdash, possibly because we asked a lot of questions about what we could order. The menu was a good selection of Senegalese and contemporary,... More 

Thank Nick S
Yellow Springs, Ohio
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69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014

I had a lovely shrimp salad and my dining partner raved about his pork. This restaurant in the French Cultural Center was a wonderful respite just steps away from the hustle of Dakar center. We heard it got very busy, so we arrived early (6:30 PM) on a Friday and were shown right to a table. The server was attentive... More 

Thank Lori G
Kigali, Rwanda
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373 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Reviewing this place is complicated, but not because the French Cultural Center is a great place to go for its many wonderful events. The restaurant is inconsistent. When they have the menu items, they're tasty, but they're often out so my friends and I have taken to being prepared to be happy with ordering our 2nd or 3rd options. The... More 

2 Thank Benjamin B
Clisson, France
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Surrounded by the hustle, bustle and hassle of downtown Dakar, the Bideew restaurant in the ‘Institut Français’ offers a cool haven of peace with its shaded terrace and verdant garden and enormous kapok tree. A menu is offered for lunch each weekday. Or, try the Bideew salad of shrimps marinaded in lime juice and ginger, or the Beef forestière salad,... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

No one could imagine there is such a quiet place in the city center of the noisy Dakar. I had lunch there today and there are fans and trees everywhere. It is situated in the middle of the French Institute. It looks like a paradise island without the beach. The food is good for what it's worth. Prices are regular... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Other than a waiter on rolleblades, this is more of a notable hangout amongst expats than a great stop for food.

Thank apkdesign
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

When you are in a hurry and you want to have nice meal you must visit Bideew, located in down town Dakar, it offers you great food, you have to try the mashed sweet potato, affiliated to French cultural center, most of the time there is an event there, a group singing or a film showing... i recommend this restaurant...

Thank GH777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$36
European, French, African, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Rue Joseph Gomis x Carnot, Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: +221 33 823 03 20

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?