Top 10 Restaurants in Dakar

Dakar is a melting pot of cultures with a range of restaurants as diverse as the city itself. Here are some of the best restaurants in Dakar, Senegal that won’t break the bank.


Marina Bay – A real corner of paradise for those who love the sea, the sun, and good food. Marina Bay is a restaurant/hotel located on the Corniche de N’Gor. It is a seaside restaurant with quality cuisine next to the swimming pool. Moreover, It offers a very varied menu with international cuisine.



Piscine - Picture of Marina Bay, Dakar - Tripadvisor

Restaurant Le Lagon 1 – This is the first sea wharf in West Africa, the restaurant Le Lagon 1 was built in 1956 by Michel Calendine. Built on stilts, the setting is superb with a breathtaking view of the island of Gorée and all of Anse Bernard. In addition, the front door decoration and the structure of the restaurant transport us in a luxury boat anchored on the ocean. Furthermore, The dining room team, looking like sailors, will take care of you.

Restaurant de l'hôtel Le Lagon - Dakar | Isabelle et Jean | Flickr


Dream Sports Bar & Lounge – This is an American sports bar restaurant located in the heart of the Ngor area. However, The menu offers several choices for vegans, including house salad, veggie kebabs, fried vegan chicken nuggets, and a smoothie bowl with fresh fruits.





Le Ngor – This is a beach restaurant with a tapas bar. It’s located in a unique beachfront setting. Furthermore, although the beach may not be large, the convivial atmosphere prevails both during the day and at sunset in the tapas area, as well as in the evening at the restaurant. . It is an original place with special attention to decoration in traditional color and inspired by the sea. The food is excellent and the view is stunning.


LE NGOR, Dakar - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor


Le Cabanon – Le Cabanon is a seaside restaurant on the Corniche des Almadies. They offer a rich and varied cuisine with quality products sublimated by their chef Daniel Garibaldi. In addition, By aligning its cuisine with the seasons, the restaurant ensures that customers can enjoy the freshest produce available. As a result, their menu recommendations are continually evolving, offering clients the chance to sample seasonal delights on their plates


Le Cabanon - Photo de Le Cabanon Dakar - Tripadvisor


La Playa – In Dakar Corniche Medina, the restaurant La PLAYA welcomes you every day in an enchanting and pleasant setting with a breathtaking view of the sea. Secondly, They offer exotic, refined, and healthy cuisine in a warm atmosphere. Furthermore, The restaurant is also at your disposal for all types of events (seminars, weddings, birthdays, business meals, after-work, etc.).


La Playa – Le paradis de la cuisine inventive


Alkimia – Alkimia is located near all the hottest nightclubs and has appropriated an upmarket European beach resort vibe. With its colored lighting and lounge ambiance, Alkimia evokes images of jet setters on the French Côte d’Azur. Perhaps more glamorous than trendy, the clientele is well-heeled rather than hip. Nonetheless, it’s the perfect place to socialize, enjoy cocktails, and be seen. Reservations are highly recommended.


Terrasse - Picture of Alkimia Restaurant & Bar, Dakar - Tripadvisor



Restaurant Le Dionevar – The Dionevar is a restaurant located at the tip of the Almadies. Moreover, the staff greets you with warmth and hospitality in a bright and friendly atmosphere. Not only can you indulge in fresh seafood, wood-fired grills, and classic French cuisine, but you can also expect attentive and welcoming service from the staff.


Le Dionevar - Quidely Eat


Redstone – The Redstone Restaurant is located in Les Almadies. Discover American and Mexican cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, 7 days a week from noon to midnight.


Review: Redstone in Almadies – Dakar Eats


Le Bideew – Amidst Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor’s garden shade, a vibrant arts cafe offers a city escape. Following that, the menu boasts dishes such as vegetable curry, octopus salad, chargrilled pork, and creative grilled prawns with bissap chutney. In conclusion, Sunday brunch from 10 am to 2 pm is highly popular.