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Hippodrome | Rte de Koulikoro, Bamako BP 2944 , Mali
+223 20 21 79 18
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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Quality of food is good, service is not as fast as a fast food restaurant. They mainly serve Lebanese and some African dishes. Internet is free and works well. Recommended for a quick lunch.

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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Went for a quick lunch and had a veg pizza with artichokes and olives. Not to greasy, good amount of cheese and not overcooked. What more can you ask for? This is not a high end place but serves tasty food.

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Thank Michael_6829
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Usually oriental fast food. Ones of the best cakes and anniversary cakes in town. Working almost non-stop is very helpful in the night. Also is good if you want to eat something before to enter in the night club Byblos, part of the same complex.

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Kayes, MALI, West Africa
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The Relax is surprising, in that it features a lot of local fast food items, but they are very tasty. The menu also includes Lebanese and French dishes, so you really can't go wrong. And their patisseries are to die for! I also want to say that, although the review site forced me to specify a date and time I... More 

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Big restaurant, very good WiFi, quick service and a lot of fast food (Lebanese) and French food options available. You can go there, use the internet and order a sandwich or you can rush for a quick meal.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

This is a review of the restaurant in the Le Relais Hotel, not the hotel itself. I had the pleasure of staying in the Relais some 10 years ago, and of dining in the restaurant. The intervening time has not been kind to the restaurant and particularly the bar. While it was never as lively as the Relax, the Relais... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

It's been mentioned before: Le Relax is a Bamako institution on the Route de Koulikoro. The menu seems unchanged, with its Lebanese specialties, pizzas, various grilled foods, and pastries, at a low price. On a recent Friday night the place was hopping with a mix of expats and locals and a significant take-out business for pastries and cakes. I was... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

If you are looking for fast food in Bamako, I very much recommend Le Relax. It's a mixture of both Lebanese food, and some standard American food as well. The place is well lit and is always really busy.

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Thank yogi126
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

This place is about average in terms of quality, but it is certainly one of the faster service restaurants in Bamako. This is the "college pizzeria" of Bamako; frequented by westerners and malians alike, with good fries and great Chawarmas, a lebanese fast food. Its cheap, and not fine dining, but a good place to go when your fridge (or... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Relax is by far one of my most popular restaurants in Bamako. They cater for many different foodies, and the food and prices are excellent. Relax is the place to be if you want to know what is happening in town and who is visiting.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Fast food, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hippodrome | Rte de Koulikoro, Bamako BP 2944, Mali
  • Location: Africa  >  Mali  >  Bamako
  • Phone Number: +223 20 21 79 18

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