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Chez Philo

Near Boulvard 31 Juin, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good63%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef” (3 reviews)
“antelope” (3 reviews)
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African, European, French, Belgian
$$ - $$$
Near Boulvard 31 Juin, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chez Philo is a perfect blend of Belgian and Congolese cuisines, or if you want to be less precise "a perfect blend of European and African cuisines". Restaurants in Kinshasa are either "European", they will mainly be good at European dishes, or "African", they will...More

Thank Steeve P
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Warm welcome. The food was served quickly and the beef is really really great. As good as in buenos Aires. Just try. We went there walking and it started raining a lot. The boss took us back to our hotel in his own car. Thanks...More

1  Thank FlyingJPR
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is a really nice restaurant in Kinshasa with excellent food. Friendly and professional waitstaff. Good variety of choices on the menu. Highly recommend Chez Philo as a dining option while in Kinshasa. Calm and relaxing ambience.

1  Thank inmyflipflops
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Location is a bit of the boulevard; and parking smallish but everything else here was top. The service was spotless; quick and attentive. The place had a nice decor and plenty of tables for a quiet meal. We were four adults and had beef (fillet)...More

Thank Martijn t
Reviewed 5 December 2014

A great carte and delicous african, typically congolese food, in a nice decor. The servers are overall quite nice, trying to help... and they are good with largish group, which is not always the case in Africa!

Thank Metravellingagain
Reviewed 29 October 2014

It was great to find a good restaurant that offered a mix of African and European food with attentive service and not as expensive as other good restaurants in Kinshasa.

Thank nowvoyager10
Reviewed 1 October 2014

I've been eating here for years - the food is consistently good and the staff nice, but they recently went beyond. I lost my wallet and called the restaurant, who found it. I got it back with all my cards and quite a bit of...More

1  Thank Tr4velBugged
Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

The food here was great. Beef well cooked and service good. Not too noisy or pushy. Portions were good. Place for a pleasant meal.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 10 August 2014

My family and I went to lunch here on my birthday. We had escargots, crocodile and antelope. It's a really great place, especially for visitors and tourists. It isn't as pricy as one would expect. The crocodile was my personal favorite, but the escargots and...More

1  Thank abottelberge
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Philo is a safe choice, calm place, not pretentious with a large selection of classic bistro food including local dishes and game meat (not from endangered species). Ambiance is cool and the service is good.

1  Thank secheresse
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, European, French, Belgian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near Boulvard 31 Juin, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Location: Africa  >  Democratic Republic of the Congo  >  Kinshasa
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