We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Quartier Ellig-Essono | next to Mahima, Yaounde, Cameroon
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 12: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Chef and owner Patrice, a Cameroonian of Vietnamese origins (!) is there to welcome and guide you through a rich menu. Everything we've tasted: soup, nem, various mains were delicious. Staff is 'on the ready', respectful and friendly. Service too was swift. Decent prices for the quality of the food! Strongly recommended!

Helpful?
Thank Andrei E
Savona, Italy
Level Contributor
68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Nice location for a dinner out of the chaos of downtown. Good food great natural homemade jus and attent service.

Helpful?
Thank stgpoggi81
Logan, Utah
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

My first impression of La Paillote was that it provided welcome shelter from a rainstorm, and the tables and decor were dimly lit and cozy - perfect for a small group of friends or a couple. My table shared some spring roll appetizers and a couple of noodle dishes. Spices were well balanced and extra condiments provided additional heat for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sara G
Sultan, Washington
Level Contributor
129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Run by a wonderful Vietnamese. Very good food, clean restaurant and worth the visit. Would highly recommend.

Helpful?
Thank Glenn F
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

Paillote offers a great selection of Vietnamese food. Location: It's a little tricky at first. It's on the street with Casino and Mahima past Bastos. I'm not sure what the name of the neighborhood is, but if you pass Mahima on your left, Paillote is a little further on also on the left. Look for a viney wall with gates,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Aeneas1842
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

During our stay found this place thanks to this website , very Nice food , good traditional taste , nice staff and owner .Had different choices , beef lemon grass , chicken cashew , curry schrimps and hot and spicy fish , also Nice fried Rice , had a great evening .We will come back here for sure.

Helpful?
Thank Dominique064
The Woodlands, Texas
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

Mrs. Nguyen owns the place and works the kitchen. The waiters have been here for years. Philippe greets and "holds court" at the table nearest the bar. Patrice take over the kitchen if his mother does not feel well. It feels like home. Carmalized pork, bo luc lac, and pho are excellent. Spring rolls are the best.

Helpful?
Thank HenryTX
Sultan, Washington
Level Contributor
129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

Pricey, but you get what you pay for. Great ambiance and nice people running the restaurant. Asian food and very good.

Helpful?
Thank Glenn F
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

Good ambience, friendly staff, nice food and absolutely yummie spring rolls. What more can you ask for?

Helpful?
Thank frlcassandra
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

La Paillotte, what to say about this gem? Well the food (Viet/Asian/Fusion) is excellent. The Cold Coffee is magical on a hot day, there is always cold beer and mixed drinks available. But what La Paillotte is really about is a friendly atmosphere and spending time with friends, or, quite often making new ones. The staff is great too, especially... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank haraka85

Travellers who viewed La Paillote also viewed

Yaounde, Centre Region
Yaounde, Centre Region
 
Yaounde, Centre Region
Yaounde, Centre Region
 

Been to La Paillote? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quartier Ellig-Essono | next to Mahima, Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Location: Africa  >  Cameroon  >  Centre Region  >  Yaounde

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Paillote staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?