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Zorba le Grec

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Bamako, Hamdallaye ACI 2000, Rue 213, Porte 47, En face de la clinique Kabala, Bamako 2000, Mali
+223 70 96 00 00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a classic Greek restaurant, like those you'll find anywhere in Greece - you walk in and the owner (a truly kind man) serves you whatever delicious things he's concocted that day based on what ingredients are fresh and good that day. There is no menu, and not much to decide on. He'll bring you way more food than... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Dinner with friends. The restaurant needs surely some heavy maintenance, but on food quality, nothing to say. It was nice and tasty, the owner very kind and attentive with us, a nice evening.

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Thank Enrico A
Bamako, Mali
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Home made feta cheese and other original tastes makes this restaurant special. Great quality combined with personal service.

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Thank thillmanfin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Zorba is a place you go to hungry because the Greek owner (the nicest man ever) will feed you till you can't move. He cooks everday with fresh ingredients and makes his own feta cheese and yogurt. You will be given the choice between lamb, beef, fish or chicken (or maybe just two of the above) the rest is taken... More 

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Olympia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Many friends had recommended this as their favorite restaurant in Bamako. The food was quite good and the portions were large, but many of my favorite greek specialties were not on the menu: spanakopita, taramasalata, baklava, but the tzatziki, greek salad, and lemon roasted chicken were excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This place is great! You just make reservations - typically at least a few hours before you arrive. There's no menu - you arrive and are served a several course homemade Greek meal family style at your table by the owner and his assistant. The service is great and atmosphere relaxed. It's a fun place to take a group.

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Thank Kate O
Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

being greeted by such an enthusiastic host, I knew this would be a good experience. Despite the fact that the A/C was not working very well, and despite the fact that the patron turned on the TV to the sports channel, thinking I would want to watch it - no thanks! He did turn the TV off but the A/C... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

the best Zorba restaurant , quality food , nice atmosphere , recommended. Don't need even to look to the menu.you come , you sit , you are served.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Excellent, scratch-made Greek food! The Greek owner will likely serve you himself. Apparently this restaurant was full-up from morning to night before the coup, but now you will likely find you are the only customer there. Worth the price, even if it is a little steep.

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Bamako, Mali
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

When to his restaurant at least 20 times the two years I was in Bamako. He makes his own feta cheese and you can order some items not on the menu. You can ask him to give you what he has in season and it is very good. I know its not as good as in Greece, but he does... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bamako, Hamdallaye ACI 2000, Rue 213, Porte 47, En face de la clinique Kabala, Bamako 2000, Mali
  • Location: Africa  >  Mali  >  Bamako
  • Phone Number: +223 70 96 00 00

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

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