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US$10 - US$20
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European, Greek, International, Mediterranean
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

This has been around for ages. Family owned and managed. Average +. Depending on the weather, you have a choice between poolside (open air) and under the large thatched "hut" The staff are on the elderly side and have been with the restaurant for ages....Nice old gentlemen, if sometimes a bit sluggish I love their Congolese buffet night. Other times you can have the whole restaurant to yourself and just a few other tables Conveniently located and easy to describe if meeting up with friendsMore

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

La Piscine is an outdoor restaurant with a swimming-pool ("piscine" in French) right in the middle. I wouldn't go during the daytime because there isn't much shelter from the sun. But at night it is pretty beautiful. The cityscape is quite impressive and enjoyable. And...there is the swimming-pool as well! I had mezzes as a starter and then a captain fish in a tomato sauce. The mezzes were delicious, Greek style. The captain fish was good, cooked in a Congolese way, but wasn't easy to digest... I would rather recommend you to stick to the Greek dishes in this restaurant. After all, it's a Greek restaurant. We saw the owner. He was at a table nearby, talking with friends. He warmly greeted us. We felt welcome. However, we were slighted disappointed at the waiters. One of them was dressed with very old clothes, as if he had bought them half a century ago. The one who brought us the bill wasn't honest. He probably thought we were tourists and ignored the exact exchange rate. We paid him in dollars and he gave us back in Congolese francs... But keeping four of five dollars for himself. That isn't professional.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Ate dinner with a friend here. We had starters and main dishes, all of which was good enough quality and reasonable priced. Nice bread. However the outside seating is very dirty (dust layers) and the service was poor as the waiter tried to rip us...off on the bill (using creative accounting on our Franc/Dollar combination). Surely better places exist that this.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went there to try something new. The setting is pleasant (not too noisy, no loud music, ceiling fans, very relaxed), the staff is a bit slow but overall polite, but the food is not exactly the best Greek in town(note: The food presentation got stuck...in the 80s).More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

I was recommended to go to this restaurant. I walked in ,it was not busy, maybe 3 diners.I sat down,but no one attended to me.I managed to catch a waitress and ask her if it was ok to have lunch,she said it was ok.Then a...waiter showed up,and brought a menu in French,i asked if there was an English version,the answer was no.I asked for sometime to figure out the menu,and the waiter disappeared,never to return.another waiter took my drink order ,and brought it quite fast.When waiting was too long,i just left the money for my drink,and left this highly recommended restaurant upset and a bit confused to be honest,from the lack of service and attention.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great location in downtown Kinshasa and just across from the Leon Hotel (4 Stars). A safe place to walk even at night, if you stay at the hotel Leon. Well designed and organized to induce a calm and peaceful atmosphere with a lot of open...space and a pool that you forget that you are in the middle of the city. The facility is clean in a good shape and well maintained. The food is well prepared and consistent. Portions are large and taste great, spicy and well balanced. The core of the menu is Greek food prepared in an authentic way. Don't miss the "Musaca", a Greek plate with eggplants and ground beef. It is really excellent.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Set amongst a large swimming pool, this restaurant provides an ambience akin to a private club and is a spacious oasis from the otherwise non descript Kinshasa city scape. The food here has a strong Greek influence given its owner is of Greek origin, has...been in Congo for the past 60+ years and continues to run the restaurant. The quality of the Greek and Congolese food is decent and the prices are reasonable compared to Kinshasa's otherwise exorbitant dining out prices. The restaurant only accepts cash and not credit cards. Service is not its strongest suit. Would be a good venue for larger groups given its size.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

La Piscine is an ideal place to eat Greek food specialties as well as local and international food. Should give a try every two weeks

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Brought 9 clients here to eat yesterday evening. The Atmosphere is very nice. We dined by the poolside. Service was excellent especially considering we were a large group. The food was also excellent.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

As many restaurants in Kinshasa, you can order almost anything here but since the owner is greek, I chose to order the mezzes. The fried cheese and grape leaves were great. The souvlaki brochette was tiny though, and I'd pass on the calamari which arrived...soggy. Service was timely. The space is quite lovely. We were there for lunch on a very hot day so we chose, as everyone else, to sit under the covered patio under the fans looking out towards, you guessed it, a piscine! The cool waters, and white walls surrounding the compound were a soothing retreat from the outside. I can only imagine it would be even better in the evening. The 3 is for the food, with the ambiance, it would have gotten a 4 but it should be all about the food.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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La Piscine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3