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) #2 of 219 Restaurants in Abidjan ₹₹₹₹ African, International,
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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oxtail” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“ravioli” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Plateau Avenue Chardy | In Front of Aip, On the Way Down From Radio Nostalgie, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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Reviews (128)
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 1 April 2017

This was an excellent experience. Imaginative dishes with new tastes and well cooked and served. A good restaurant to come to for an unusual and modern aspect. Its a good formula.

Thank Sawmillbloke
Reviewed 11 March 2017 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.

Thank Julian d
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Deon J
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.

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 4 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.

Thank farideman
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

Thank Mahmoud M
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.

Thank David F
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...More

Thank Mosipili
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Sarisse
Reviewed 15 July 2016

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

Thank Akell0
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Nearby Attractions
St. Paul's Cathedral
146 reviews
1.04 km away
Grande Mosquee du Plateau
17 reviews
.56 km away
Musee des Civilisations de Cote d’Ivoire
21 reviews
.65 km away
Ivoire Golf Club
10 reviews
1.35 km away
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Sandy S
Is it open on a Sunday
25 January 2015|
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Response from Saakan | Property representative |
Hello Unfortunatly the restaurant is closed saturday Morning and sunday all day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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