Cameroon has some of the best meals in Africa and in fact, most foreigners who have visited the country have been amazed by the variety of delicacies they came across. Douala is the economic capital and one of the main inlets into the country. As the main economic and entertainment hub in Cameroon, the city attracts visitors daily from different parts of the country and even out of Cameroon. Influenced by an array of tribal traditions and culinary diversity, the dining scene of the city blends together typical African flavors with various European cuisines.
Once you are in Douala, you are really spoilt for choice on places to eat and restaurants to experience. Even though there are hundreds of different places to try, we have put together 10 must try restaurants and places to eat in the city of Douala.
10. Le Lili Marleen Restaurant
It is located at Bonapriso in Douala. Get to them on phone using +237 6 96 21 16 51.
If you love or want to try German food, you should visit this restaurant. “Good beer, Good food, Good friend” is the slogan of this beautiful place offering a typical German cuisine. On the menu: wurst in all its forms, Bavarian dishes, burgers. Also, on Fridays, good traditional sauerkraut (the specialty of the day) is served.
9. Le Lily’s Bridge Restaurant
It is located at Toyota Street in Douala. You can get to them on phone through +237 6 56 53 78 25.
Lily’s Bridge Restaurant is a restaurant dedicated to honoring Cameroonian cuisine and making it known and appreciated worldwide. They offer dishes of impeccable quality prepared by young Cameroonian chefs who are creative and curious to mix their know-how with the best of international cuisine. The restaurant serves as a bridge between Cameroonian cuisine and that of the world, as well as a link between cultures, races, nationalities, faiths and people.
Here, you may want to try their Okra, couscous, Minced beef, prawns, Koki, Goat meat, Ndolè with prawns, Ndomba, Pangolin, Pork, Basquaise pork with Lily Br , Braised chicken, Chicken DG plus, Chicken peanut sauce, Sanga bulu and several others.
8. Le C
Le C is located at the North Western Corner of Tokio street /Snec Street, Douala Cameroon. You can get to them on phone using +237 6 96 82 79 72.
Le C offers French cuisine with flavors from different parts of the world. Le C is also appreciated for its lounge bar which offers a wide choice of cocktails, and for its impressive wine cellar. The place is also known for its legendary Sunday brunches. The team of professionals takes great care to guarantee their customers get an excellent meal.
The restaurant opens every day from noon to 11 p.m GMT +1. They also have a bar, restaurant and lounge. You can get a meal at Le C with 5,000 FCFA.
7. Bombay Masala
If you want to have a taste of Indian and Chinese cuisine, then Bombay Masala is the place to go. It is located at Njo-Njo street at Bonapriso, Douala, Cameroon. If you want place a call, the number to dial is +237 6 75 29 88 15. It opens daily from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM.
It offers Indian and Chinese food in a fine dining setting, also offers take-out and delivery. Has a large vegetarian section on the menu. Most staff speak English and French. The restaurant is upstairs and is however not wheelchair accessible. They also accept credit cards and their Wi-Fi is free.
6. Saga Africa
It is located at Boulevard de la Liberte, at Akwa, Douala, Cameroon. You can get to them on phone using +237 6 96 00 18 32.
It’s a quiet spot to chill, relax and eat good food. The food is a mixture of some European and African dishes. The environment is clean and customer Service is great.
SAGA Africa restaurant welcomes you every day from 11 a.m. to midnight GMT+1 including Sundays. They offer exotic cuisine in a typical, pleasant and warm setting. The restaurant is also at your service for all types of events including birthdays, business meals, and sendoff parties
At Saga Africa, you will sure enjoy different cuisines of a thousand flavors, with pan-fried or winter vegetables and ham crisps for example. And you can get this between 2,500 and 5,000 FCFA. They are also local specialties and other grilled meats that you will find amazing. And the national “Ndolè” with shrimps, or smoked fish, just makes Saga Africa a must visit for everyone. And then enjoying a delicious meal will only get better with good music, and Saga has got you covered when it comes to that. In front of the bar stands a big piano, which delights the many guests of the establishment every evening from 5pm to 11 p.m.
5. White House Restaurant
The restaurant which is located at the Pasteur lottin Same street opens every day from 11am to 10pm GMT+1.
If you want to eat good food from the South West region or other Sawa varities in general, then, this is the place you should visit in Douala. The buffet is quite exhaustive and has an entry dish, real meal and dessert. The place is clean and the staff is very friendly and polite too.
You can taste the famous ndolè, the irresistible fufu and eru, the black sauce “mbongo”, coki and yam or plantains. Grilled chicken, pork and fish are also on the menu. Buffet at 4 000 FCFA.
4. La Pizzeria
If you love Italian food, then La Pizzeria is definitely a place to go. It is located at Dominique Savio Primaire Street next to STARLAND HOTEL, Douala, Cameroon. You can also reach them on phone using: +237 2 43 24 25 81
It is a very western restaurant offering fantastic and authentic Italian food. Their fresh quality products & amazing service make this great restaurant an excellent choice in Douala. You can enjoy a large choice of pizzas, fresh homemade pasta and Italian cold cuts, and the famous Mozarella di Bufala by plane arrivals twice a month. A delivery service delivers your home orders as quickly as possible (Bonapriso, Bali, Bonanjo, Akwa). La Pizzeria also offers a selection of cheeses and fresh pastas by weight. The restaurant opens Mondays through Sundays: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM and then 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM GMT +1.
3. La Fourchette
It is located at Akwa, at the entrance to SHO plus and AXA in Douala, Cameroon. You can reach them on phone using +237 99 92 64 66.
For a one-to-one dinner or for your business meals, the restaurant La Fourchette, in the heart of Akwa, the business hub of Douala, welcomes you in a refined and nicely decorated setting. The cuisine is French and international. A Pizza menu is also at your disposal. To accompany your meals, La Fourchette restaurant offers a wide choice of wines. For those who love cigar, you can also enjoy a cigar at the end of the meal! A selection of Cuban cigars is available at the bar.
Another interesting thing about La Fourchette is that it is wheelchair accessible. So everyone can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. You can go there for lunch, brunch, dinner and even late Night meals. The service is outstanding and the environment is very calm.
2. Méditerranée Restaurant
It is located at Boulevard de la Liberte at Akwa, Douala, Cameroon. Reach them on phone using +23799980930.
The Méditerranée restaurant offers sumptuous international cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. It is the perfect place for a Sunday brunch and serves the best buffet in town.
Sunday brunch: If you are looking for a place to gather with your friends and family for a Sunday brunch, then Mediterranée is an ideal spot. Memorable experience guaranteed! Special entertainment for children is also available.
Breakfast with a view: think about starting your day with an extravagant breakfast overlooking the Mediteranean Sea. What a perfect way to start off your day!
Their Opening hours are:
Daily breakfast: 6.00 am – 10.30 am and Sparkling Sunday Brunch: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm.
Dress code is Casual.
Their opening hours are:
Sunday: 09:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Mondays – Friday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 09:00 AM – 11:00 PM
1. Ni’s Kitchen
NI’s kitchen is located in Douala, precisely at Bonamoussadi-petit terrain. You can also reach them through the contact number 652823929.
If you love African food and Cameroonian food in particular, then Ni’s Kitchen is just the best place for you to visit in the city of Douala. It is owned by one of the best cooks in Cameroon who doubles as an entertainer, Alenne Menget. The restaurant is also frequented by popular Cameroonian celebrities including musicians and actors for breakfast, launch or super.
There you will find the popular Achu with dry meat, kwa cocoa and banga soup made the Bakweri style (timananbusa), turning cocoa (porish cocoyam), ekwang, tukuni (pounded sweet potatoes mixed with beans), ndole with plantain (ripe and unripe), the irresistible water fufu and hot eru, rice and chicken koki and plantain or another combo, garri and okra soup, tanchot soup and fufu, fried rice, conchaff, okoribong and plantains, rice and snails, pepper soup snails (from 6PM), khati khati and other dishes. You would also want to try their special grill (chicken and fish).
They also have a massive banquet hall which can best serve for your celebrations (meetings, marriages, graduation, and birthdays). They can also organize airport pickup for those coming into the country who will like to have a taste of some Cameroonian dishes. Prices are very affordable and suitable for all class of persons. You can imagine all those Cameroonian delicacies in just one place and if you are a foreigner in Cameroon, you definitely should try Ni’s kitchen because there is no way you will visit Cameroon and not try these delicacies.
Now, you know where to get some of the best cuisines in Douala. Do well to visit one of these restaurants when next you visit Douala and you will never forget the experience.