Democratic Republic of the Congo Food Guide: 10 European food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kinshasa

November 8, 2019 Randal Brittian

Best European restaurants nearby. Discover the best European food in Kinshasa. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for European restaurants near you.. Kinshasa (/kɪnˈʃɑːsə/; French: [kɛ̃ʃaza]; formerly Léopoldville (French: Léopoldville or Dutch  Leopoldstad (help·info))) is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is beside the Congo River.
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10. L'olive Verte Restaurant And Lounge

40 Boulevard du 30th Juin, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Italian, Indian, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +243 895 222 777
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4 based on 31 reviews

L'olive Verte Restaurant And Lounge

Reviewed By Steeve17

We had dinner last night at L'Olive verte. The food was awesome. I had chicken in a lovely coconut sauce, like the one I used to eat in Goa and in Kerala (Southern India) with rice and my friend had a beef lasagna. We both enjoyed our food very much. It's worth the high price, since it is so special for Kinshasa. The drinks are too pricey though. A 250 ml of the most common beer for 5 USD, a basic cocktail for 12 USD,... Is it serious? What we particularly enjoyed was the careful and stylish décor. We sat in front of a colorful swimming-pool, backed by an impressive black wall studded with decorative niches. There was an overhanging mango tree and a palm tree in front of the pool as well. The music was pretty good too... It is definitely a place to hang out!Thank you Steeve P for your honest review.We are a fairly new restaurant and we constantly strive to bring the best quality of food and service to all our clients. we will soon be revising our menu and pricing and we hope to be serving you again! thank you again for reviewing our restaurant.

9. Majestic River

4885 Avenue Kolwesi Gombe, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo European, African, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service http://www.majestic-river.com/
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4 based on 45 reviews

Majestic River

Reviewed By Steeve17

Last night, I went to the Majestic River restaurant with my girlfriend. Yes, you read well, "last night", the 11th November 2018: the Majestic River is open once again! It's a wonderful news because the Majestic River is not only one of the best restaurants of Kinshasa, it's also on a boat and offers a breathtaking view of the Congo River and of Brazzaville, the nearby capital. The view was exhilarating, the food was excellent and the staff was great. What is more, it wasn't as expensive as I had imagined. On the contrary, we paid only $63 for two, with four drinks. With such a view, on a boat, how can you beat that?

8. Chez Philo

Near Boulvard 31 Juin, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo French, Belgian, African, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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4 based on 58 reviews

Chez Philo

Reviewed By Steeve17

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 only serve African dishes. Chez Philo, you can eat the best Belgian dishes as well as the best Congolese dishes. Let's imagine you receive a friend for a week and want to invite him to a good restaurant. However, you don't feel like eating African food yourself. No problem! You can go Chez Philo, eat a Belgian speciality and let your guest eat a crocodile steak or an antelope steak. Isn't that fantastic? And there is more: your bill won't be jaw-dropping. Chez Philo doesn't overcharge, like it is often the case in Kinshasa, where you can pay a burger with frightening salad 30 or even 35 USD.

7. Le Cercle Gourmand

Cercle de Kinshasa 414 Avenue du Cercle / Gombe, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo French, European, International Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +243 817 155 252 http://www.lecerclegourmand.net/
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4 based on 85 reviews

Le Cercle Gourmand

Reviewed By Steeve17

Le Cercle gourmand is the most beautiful restaurant in Kinshasa. It is located inside the golf course, 500 meters beyond the restaurant O Poeta, when you come from the Boulevard du 30 Juin, on your left-hand side. The lighting is perfect. The paintings are very original. The tables, chairs and everything else as well. I agree with the other reviewers: once you are there, you don't feel you are in Kinshasa anymore. The service is pretty good too, but you need to be careful when you pay. I had to pay $113. I gave them $150. How much do you think I got back? - $16. I am not the best at arithmetic, but come on! That's too obvious! In other words, you need to double-check. As far as the food is concerned, we chose the Menu du Chef. It was the cheapest option: $50 per person for three courses. For drinks, we had a tonic ($5) and a pineapple juice ($9). We started with a delightful soup, then my girlfriend had chicken with risotto and I a captain fish with spinach and potatoes, and for dessert we both had a feuilleté aux pommes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. All these dishes were a true delight for our eyes and for our palates. We had a very good time there and I really advise you to go for a special moment such as a birthday, an anniversary, a proposal or something of that kind, or for an important business meeting. Enjoy!Steeve,Thank you for your nice comment. Of course concerning the return of money from your bill, we will immediately inform the people in charge and we apologize.Rest assured that your comments have already been shared with all our employees.We look forward to welcoming you again at the Cercle Gourmand, and would love to meet you on this occasion.Very Sincerely,Stephani Goepfert

6. Chez Gaby

Avenue Roi Beaudoin N26 Gombe, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo European, Portuguese, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +243 819 904 213 https://www.facebook.com/chezgabykinshasa/
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4 based on 101 reviews

Chez Gaby

Reviewed By DaPunch

Chez Gaby serves an authentic line up of Portuguese cuisine with a personal touch. Mr. Gaby himself takes the initiative to welcome you to his establishment and also caters to your dietary needs. One must try the sumptuous steaks; great wine list. For desert, try the home made chocolate & of course to cap it all... great cigars.

5. Le Caf Conc

13 avenue de la Nation Kinshasa-Gombe, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo French, European, International Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +243 818 993 090 http://www.cafconc.com/
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4 based on 50 reviews

Le Caf Conc

Sea food French Gastronomie

Reviewed By pascalc331

So there is this rather stylish place serving a few classics of French cuisine in Kinshasa. It's not experimental, ist not new, it does not pretend to be anything it is not. Straight in your face honest old style cooking at its best. Lobster ravioli, veal fillet and a dessert made s perfect meal. Rather highly priced, but acceptable for what they serve.

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4. Rocas Restaurant & grill

1022 Av des Forces Armees Galerie Gombe River, Kinshasa 0185 Democratic Republic of the Congo European, Mediterranean, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +243 824 850 760 https://www.facebook.com/Rocas-Cuisine-espagnole-tapas-254769341358766/
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4 based on 75 reviews

Rocas Restaurant & grill

Reviewed By SergioBT

I had been told about Rocas before I headed to Kinshasa. I was told to expect the best Spanish cuisine and a fantastic service.Rocas is a professional outlet that is both popular and extremely well managed.Arriving was a pleasure as, I was greeted with a sincere smile and a warm welcome.Food is as Spanish as you're going to get without being in Spain. Great presentation, extremely authentic flavours, Iberian African at its best! And the prices were both keen and approachable.Their best dishes combine the following ingredients: a third of pleasant and polite service, another third of authentic and flavoursome food, and one final third of keen and well-honed prices. To your taste, add some friends as company. You're on to a winner!Thank you Rocas for a great night. My visit to Kinshasa was good but my visit to your restaurant was memorable.

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3. O'Poeta

4 Avenue Du Cercle, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Italian, Pizza, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music +243 999 229 097
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4 based on 226 reviews

O'Poeta

Reviewed By Mike A

Enjoyed a lovely dinner at O'Poeta on the weekend where they had live music playing. It gets crowded on a Sunday. The food was brought out in a timely manner and the pizza was amazing. Customer service was outstanding - I think I found my go to place while in Kinshasa. I've done delivery a few times from O'Poeta and each time they arrive in less than an hour. I highly recommend going to O'Poeta for a great meal.

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2. A Casa Mia

70B Avenue Uvira, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Television, Full Bar +243 840 355 657 http://www.facebook.com/A-Casa-Mia-401578133386303/
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4 based on 134 reviews

A Casa Mia

Reviewed By Malarchy

Casa Mia is an Italian restaurant in the Gombe district of Kinshasa just along from the Pullman hotel. It is a restaurant designed with a touch of class though its food offerings are just ok rather than delicious.The private area of the restaurant sits behind sliding glass doors. It contains dozens of bottles along the shelves which at first glance make for a nice backdrop but it is pretty easy to spot the repition as there are only around four different marques amongst them. The private area is useful though as it is quietier than the main area and also less prone to smoke inhalation as it appears that the restaurant permits smoking. The main area is a clean white colour all round and does still have a well-defined and pleasant scheme. The exterior is also nice with a little pathway into the restaurant but not especially dramatic.Service is attentive and quick though payment at the till is frosty and unwelcoming. Conversation is limited aside from the amusement at a French speaking Congolese person correcting pronounciation by using the proper Italian word for a food item. Food came out relatively quickly and in good order. Breads and olive oil were on the table.There are a couple of vegetarian options so it is possible to make a bit of a choice. A mushroom pizza is ok. The pizzas come up pretty large so they are filling. There was a touch of flavour added to the mushrooms but it was not overly noticeable. The base pizza itself was somewhat plain and did not have any additional garnishings or herbs. It was medium cooked, not too crunchy. As a meal it was sustaining though not especially exciting.The price reflects Kinshasa's costs. It is too much for what is a relatively basic pizza. Still, the pizzas are cheaper than the pasta options. While Casa Mia is not fine dining, it offers large portions and a decent atmosphere. An acceptable version of Italian in this part of the world.

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1. Limoncello

Avenue Tombalbaye 20 - Gombe, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +243 815 141 111
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4 based on 379 reviews

Limoncello

Reviewed By Patrick T

For the second time now I was dining in the Limoncello restaurant with colleagues (both Congolese and Belgian). All were fond of the fine Italian meals!You will be received there quietly. The menu offers you a very wide choice of the well-known Italian cuisine. The prices are not low, but you get super good food served! Their pizzas are baked à la minute and are highly recommended.With a fine real Limoncello (from the house) you can finish your successful evening.

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