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La Paillote

15 Ave Lt. Colonel Lukusa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 999 942 710
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good50%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Bar, International, Pub
$$ - $$$
15 Ave Lt. Colonel Lukusa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Amont the mamy pricy restaurants in Kinshasa this one has a lot of greenery. Thé food is good and tasty. I was there three years in a row. Last time I had Thaï food. I enjoyed it . Schrimps are usually good too and so...More

Thank Jean-Claude D
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

This review is a review of the restaurant La Citronnelle, the high-end restaurant on the right-hand side of La Paillote. Both restaurants belong to the Elais group and are inside the Elais complex. La Paillote is moderately priced. La Citronnelle is on the expensive side....More

Thank Steeve P
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

If you want to enjoy delicious Belgian dishes such as the vol-au-vent (bouchées à la reine) or the waterzooi with a view on Kinshasa's most beautiful swimming-pool, la Paillote is the place where you should go. It is a very good wooden restaurant attached to...More

Thank Steeve P
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

La Pailotte is located at the Cercle de Elaïs club, though there is no membership needed to eat there. It's a second floor open-wall covered restaurant overlooking tennis courts, basketball court and swimming pool. Nice relaxed ambience. Food is well-prepared and pretty quick for Kinshasa...More

Thank Aeneas1842
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

During a business visit to Kinshasa my Belgian friend, stationed here, invited me for a lunch at this pleasant restaurant, with kindergarten, tennis courts and swimming pool. We went for the 'Brochette de Capitaine' and de 'Filet de jeune Capitaine' with french fries and a...More

1  Thank Havaki
Reviewed February 12, 2017

It took them more than TWO HOURS to bring the food out. After 1.5 hours, the waiter apologized and asked if he can bring a small bite while we're waiting. We accepted, but he charged it all at the end. And pizza was $20 (total...More

1  Thank Budimir M
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Affordable prices. Good quality. Very good service. Menu is quite extensive; from pizza to steaks and fish. Fresh food.

Thank Normmnomad
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Objectively, the prices are high here, even for Kinshasa. 13$ for a cheeseburger?! I've been here twice and I do enjoy the food. Most of all the setting is lovely, it's upstairs, overlooking the beautiful pool. The air is usually cool, with a breeze, and...More

1  Thank TroisChatsLies
Reviewed December 6, 2016

Notwithstanding the rather impolite waiters (on the verge of being blatantly arrogant sometimes), and the painfully slow service, the food is excellent, certainly worth the wait and icing on the cake, relatively cheap by Kinshasa standards. The restaurant overlooks a handball court and a massive...More

1  Thank Toutou54
Reviewed November 27, 2016

This is a very pleasant open air bar and cafe overlooking the tennis courts and pool of the Cercle Elais sports club at Le Voyageur (Elais) hotel. The sandwiches are adequate, but the African dishes are spectacular, especially the river fish.

Thank Zouave2k
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
European, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Ave Lt. Colonel Lukusa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Location: Africa  >  Democratic Republic of the Congo  >  Kinshasa
  • Phone Number: +243 999 942 710
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