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Boulevard du 30 Juin, opposite Kinmart supermarket, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Houston, TX
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Al'Dar has delicious food and a fun atmosphere. Photographers are available for people that want to document their visit. The staff was accommodating as my friend and I dined with 3 small children. I felt a bit underdressed in my American mom clothes. Although Al'Dar isn't "fancy" it's a destination. Put on your Sunday best, order extra hummus and splurge... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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193 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Well, I will say the food is relatively cheap, and service fast. But the Shwarmas were nothing special. The fries inside were extremely cold, but the chicken very good. Was told previously they had great food but changed management or something and the quality has gone downhill. I was not impressed at all. Burgers have the over grind and gamey... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

They just taking advantage of their old reputation but frnakly this is not anymore attractive. They've exchanged the quantity over the quality...sad...

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Guangzhou, China
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

No effort to please in their cooking .. just plain soggy fries .. its ok for a quick bite! Anyway .. I'm waiting for a friend

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Thank Sliyah
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I like the Lebanese Food and some of their desserts such as the chocolate cake and the rice pudding, but cleanliness is an issue,unfortunately

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Guangzhou, China
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

It used to have the best shawarma in town, meaty & all kinda of deliciousness ..now it's just blah,like many places in Kinshasa .. I don't get why so many people go there. The service isn't even that good

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Thank Sliyah
Somerset West, South Africa
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Don't expect the Ritz, but if you're looking for a decent place to go for a nice Lebanese style lunch, popular by expats and locals alike, with good food and all of that for a very decent price then this is the place to be. Apart from the usual mediterranean/Lebanese fare (falafel, shwarma, humus, tabouleh etc) they also have very... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I've eaten here several times on various trips to Kinshasa, and it is among the best options for midrange dining in the city. As such, it is always exceptionally crowded with locals at lunchtime--go early or late to ensure table space. The dining area is large, loud and crowded, but the food is the reason to go. Typical shwarma menu,... More 

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51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Apart from the horrible setup of the place (which i wouldnt mind for the right food), every time i was there i actually got sick afterwords.The quality of their meat is questionable to say the least. Really would never go there again.

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Thank Tarek S
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

With a very small Muslim population and a small number of expatriates, it is not very easy to find halal food and especially non-alcohol serving restaurants. Yes sure Al'Dar is the only one with this confidence and doing a wonderful business. The Shwarma is the most popular among all.

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Thank Ali V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard du 30 Juin, opposite Kinmart supermarket, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Location: Africa  >  Democratic Republic of the Congo  >  Kinshasa

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