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Saakan

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Plateau Avenue Chardy | In Front of Aip, On the Way Down From Radio Nostalgie, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
+225 20 32 13 58
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Province of Cordoba, Argentina
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place. Well decorations and very friendly personel. I had OaxTail which is local food. very taste definitely recommend to take that food.

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Centurion
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience is great. Food is excellent at good prices Mains and deserts are wonderful. Small and cosy with friendly helpful staff

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Thank Deon J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

It was easy to find, the service was friendly service, and the food was great. I loved the Mojit'sap cocktail.

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Thank Pat S
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I saw on your app that this is rated No 2 in Abidjan... I disagree because it is by far way from being 2nd rated in town. Nothing exquisite nor special. Food taste normal, not excellent. Limited variety menu.

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Thank farideman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect , cozy , great service and excellent quality Food quality is sustainable and consistent which makes it one of the best restaurants in Abidjan Good African food with European presentation Excellent Experience

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Saakan is a gem on the Plateau close to Hotels. The wait staff are fantastic, the food is fresh and delicious. I recommend everything on the menu, you cannot go wrong.

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Tunis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I think I have gone to this restaurant more times than any other in Abidjan. The place is nice and quiet, somehow rarely full. The menu is good and the food is always done right. Their oxtail is legendary and seafood great. It is one of the few places in Abidjan where I take pork dishes. And hey, they serve... More 

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Thank Mosipili
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I went there quite late on a Saturday evening and we were able to sit and have dinner. Nice lobster well prepared with squids and shrimps. Wine list is pretty good as often in Abidjan restaurants. It's pretty small but very quiet. I will recommend it.

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Thank Sarisse
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

My favorite restaurant in Abidjan. From the food,service and even ambiance. I can't help going back :)

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner with a colleague. We had the lobster and prawn dish which was excellent and the baobab cream which was amazing. It's not cheap but it is great. To locate it, look at their page on Facebook as the map on trip adviser/Google points to the old location.

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Thank Ludo-Owen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
African, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plateau Avenue Chardy | In Front of Aip, On the Way Down From Radio Nostalgie, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
  • Location: Africa  >  Cote d'Ivoire  >  Lagunes Region  >  Abidjan
  • Phone Number: +225 20 32 13 58
Description
Saakan is the second restaurant in Abidjan of young restaurateur couple, Christelle Vougo and Frank Anet (Also owners of Norima)At Saakan, you will discover or rediscover a modern African Cuisine, delighful cocktails, great service in a warm atmosphere.

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?