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Oscars on the beach

$, Seafood,
Kotu beach, Kotu, Gambia
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (5 reviews)
“toasties” (4 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Kotu beach, Kotu, Gambia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lunch and chilling out on the beach or meeeting friends for sundowners this is a great place to do either .... getting down the steep hill to the beech really needs 4 wheel drive but worth the effort

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cdbingley
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Oscar as it is listed is now Julas, it has been that way all summer and most people who walk up the beach have come to know it as so. Normally well run as a beach/TV bar by the two or three girls that do...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Nightowl0808
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Great beach bar and restaurant serving tasty food in a great location. If you go ask for Alex and tell him the big man sent you.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank nigelwJ8957DY
Reviewed March 28, 2018

We had a very tasty snack. Staff are a little slow but hey...that's least of your problems. The jue beers are cold and refreshing.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Gillian L
Reviewed February 13, 2018

My review is an honest one of this year but dont be put off by it as its worth a visit and don't be put off with it looking empty or limited food/drink as its a great location with brilliant staff and well worth a...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank Josephine_Cambridge
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

We have been to Oscars 《Now called Julas》many times over the past 4 years and spent nearly every day of our holiday here enjoying the food and the staff were excellant. We are here now and I'm so sad. A Gambia gentleman now owns it...More

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank Diane P
Corbin R, Owner at Oscars on the beach, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

Hello, We are trying to sort out the situation which has gone on! We hope to have Oscars back and running how it was before hand for the years just gone! Many Thanks Corbin

Reviewed January 13, 2018

From a shakey pre-season start, warm beers, africa food dishes only, but tasty management are now getting an identity together for a smooth running relaxed little beach bar. Here is for passers by or those prepared to hike up the soft sand from Palma Rima...More

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank Nightowl0808
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

What used to be a fantastic fun friendly place is no more. New management has changed everything. Rude lazy staff, no more snack menu, no fun music, all the bed boys sacked. We only went a couple of times in 2 weeks purely to say...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank andycat
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is a great little beach bar. You can lay on the beach enjoying delicious food and drink. Beds and umbrellas are available for free, you just tip the bed boys as you leave.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Russ1470
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Was so wanting to try this bar however did live up to expectations. The food was okay, the beer cheap however showing signs of wear and tear.

Date of visit: December 2017
2  Thank toby1952
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February 4, 2017|
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Response from Antonyh1952 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes it was Thursday night. BBQ was more of a warmed up dinner done in the kitchen - In my opinion It`s not worth the trip, If you want a beach restaurant, go to Poco Loco. Great food and music every night
Ann R
January 17, 2016|
Response from pixielaine | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, it's only a few minutes walk along the beach, next to Dunes hotel and just before solomons. people are friendly but just be very careful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kotu beach, Kotu, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kotu
We are Located on the heart of Kotu Beach and have a menu with food and drinks at affordable prices! The staff are lovely and we also show as many sports matches as we can just pop in and ask and we will see what we can do! If it is on TV It will be on at Osacrs!
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