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La Calebasse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles, above Art Afrik, Dakar, Senegal
+221 33 860 69 47
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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Dakar, Senegal
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great ambiance , good food and good service. Also romantic dépens on were you sit.The only African restaurant with class.

Thank LionAmerica
Dakar, Senegal
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited a couple of times with other couples for drinks and to enjoy the live music. Most recently we visited and decided to try the "menu decouvert" of several courses of African-themed food. The food was great and reasonably priced and there was a reasonably priced wine selection as well. The first two floors are... More 

Thank Rick T
Montreal, Quebec
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very nice restaurant, full of art and craft (on sale too), with a live band (but not too noisy). Food is OK (the salads at the beginning of the meal are a bit bland), but nothing special. till a great place to have a chill out evening with friends.

Thank Stephane G
Dakar, Senegal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food was not so special. And a bit expensive. The setting was quite nice and interior was decorated in good African taste. The staff were quite friendly. And service was good. Not really a place for vegetarians

Thank claritab2001
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

They were out of beef and chicken. At 8pm. On a Saturday?!! We ended up having the mixed grill as a large platter of dried out lamb. Our waitress would disappear for long periods and rush to take orders or deliver food. The ambience, which is very African hut-ish and accented with art pieces was great.The music made up for... More 

Thank Biba H
Dakar, Senegal
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The place itself, and the fact that there is live music almost every night, is more interesting than the food. The building is also an art gallery, with traditional and contemporary art, almost all is for sale. The rooftop terras is nice and the personnel is very friendly and well dressed!

Thank tomvanmourik
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Totally amazed, the earth tones of this place remindes me of good autumn.... Beautiful place to forget everything in the winter.

Thank Alex M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I loved everything, the people, African music, the place ! I was looking for some Senegalese food, and the owner even gave me some little for me to try before the final order! And the food was so delicious!

Thank Germana D
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I have been to gospel night twice now. The food has been really good both times. They have a fixed menu on gospel night, which is on Thursdays. My only complaint is that the gospel singing starts late and is over very quickly.

Thank Anna G
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The good is good, but not special, and far above market prices. The setting is lovely; not only the artwork on display, but the breezy room with great panoramic views of les mamelles, ocean, etc. Service was extremely friendly and solicitous, but also often absent (the kitchen, and apparently even water and other drinks, is two floors below, so with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mamelles, Route des Almadies | sur le goudron au pied du phare des Mamelles, above Art Afrik, Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: +221 33 860 69 47

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