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Plateau Avenue Chardy | In Front of Aip, On the Way Down From Radio Nostalgie, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
+225 20 32 13 58
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Basel, Switzerland
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

This was an excellent experience. Imaginative dishes with new tastes and well cooked and served. A good restaurant to come to for an unusual and modern aspect. Its a good formula.

Thank Sawmillbloke
Province of Cordoba, Argentina
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice place. Well decorations and very friendly personel. I had OaxTail which is local food. very taste definitely recommend to take that food.

Thank Julian d
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Ambience is great. Food is excellent at good prices Mains and deserts are wonderful. Small and cosy with friendly helpful staff

Thank Deon J
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It was easy to find, the service was friendly service, and the food was great. I loved the Mojit'sap cocktail.

Thank Pat S
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I saw on your app that this is rated No 2 in Abidjan... I disagree because it is by far way from being 2nd rated in town. Nothing exquisite nor special. Food taste normal, not excellent. Limited variety menu.

Thank farideman
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect , cozy , great service and excellent quality Food quality is sustainable and consistent which makes it one of the best restaurants in Abidjan Good African food with European presentation Excellent Experience

Thank Mahmoud M
Aiken, South Carolina
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Saakan is a gem on the Plateau close to Hotels. The wait staff are fantastic, the food is fresh and delicious. I recommend everything on the menu, you cannot go wrong.

Thank David F
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I think I have gone to this restaurant more times than any other in Abidjan. The place is nice and quiet, somehow rarely full. The menu is good and the food is always done right. Their oxtail is legendary and seafood great. It is one of the few places in Abidjan where I take pork dishes. And hey, they serve... More 

Thank Mosipili
Basel, Switzerland
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I went there quite late on a Saturday evening and we were able to sit and have dinner. Nice lobster well prepared with squids and shrimps. Wine list is pretty good as often in Abidjan restaurants. It's pretty small but very quiet. I will recommend it.

Thank Sarisse
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My favorite restaurant in Abidjan. From the food,service and even ambiance. I can't help going back :)

Thank Akell0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
African, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plateau Avenue Chardy | In Front of Aip, On the Way Down From Radio Nostalgie, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
  • Location: Africa  >  Cote d'Ivoire  >  Lagunes Region  >  Abidjan
  • Phone Number: +225 20 32 13 58
Saakan is the second restaurant in Abidjan of young restaurateur couple, Christelle Vougo and Frank Anet (Also owners of Norima)At Saakan, you will discover or rediscover a modern African Cuisine, delighful cocktails, great service in a warm atmosphere.

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