Best places in Dakar

Discover the best places in Dakar, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 937 places in the city.

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L'Adresse
Hotel
Colourful rooms & suites in a chic hotel with an outdoor pool, a rooftop bar & a stylish restaurant.
4.80 (2K reviews)
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Mausoleum Seydina Limamou Lahi Al Mahdi (AS)
Religious destination
👍👍 Best place in the world to worship Allah. Get closer to the Prophet (PSL)
4.70 (384 reviews)
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Pullman Dakar Teranga
Hotel
Posh hotel featuring French dining & an open-air restaurant, plus ocean views & a private beach.
4.50 (4.9K reviews)
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Gorée
Island
Tiny island that played a part in the Atlantic slave trade, featuring colonial buildings & museums.
4.50 (1.1K reviews)
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Mosque of the Divinity
Mosque
👍👍 I must admit i havent been inside the mosque. Even without being i side, this particular part of Dakar is just out of the world. From sunrise to sunset, this us one place that takes ones breath away with its mere natural scenary. Best time - prayer time of course. Best time to take a picture early...
4.50 (844 reviews)
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House of Slaves
Museum
Opened in 1962, this museum & memorial documents the history of the Atlantic slave trade.
4.40 (2.8K reviews)
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Cathedral of Our Lady of Victories
Catholic cathedral
Huge place of worship with gilded domes, recessed statues of angels on the facade & a grand organ.
4.50 (509 reviews)
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Restaurant Le Lagon 1
Restaurant
👍 I would love to give this place 5 stars, but the prices are really over priced. But what I will say is that this is one of the few places that serves TARTER Sauce and it’s actually delicious. We’ve now been here three times, because despite the atrocious prices, the views are amazing. Listening to t...
$$$ $
4.40 (1.9K reviews)
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Casa Teranga
Vegan restaurant
👍👍 Casa Teranga is a wonderful restaurant! Serving a variety of delicious vegetarian dishes, the staff and beautiful setting on the beach are great.
4.90 (125 reviews)
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The Museum of Black Civilisations
Museum
🫤 The museum was an idea proposed by Senegal's first president Léopold Sédar Senghor over 50 years ago, and became a reality in 2015. For its sprawling size, the museum didn’t offer exhibitions worthy of its 14000 sqm. All exhibitions, accept for the one of African woman leaders one, are in French. S...
4.40 (1.3K reviews)
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Grand Mosque of Dakar
Mosque
👍👍 A big mosque, with a North african style in Dakar, for me it has a lot of Moroccan architectural aspects. Like all mosques you can't enter if you are not a Muslim, but still merits a visit
4.40 (792 reviews)
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African Renaissance Monument
Monument
Completed in 2010, this 49-m. bronze statue depicts a woman, man & child looking out to the sea.
4.30 (8K reviews)
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KOTAO Coffee
Restaurant
👍👍 Excellent restaurant in Dakar Almadies. Food is very tasty - especially the burger. Staff were friendly, neat and well organised place. Enjoyed my experience.
$$ $$
4.40 (577 reviews)
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza
Hotel
Sleek oceanfront hotel featuring a Mediterranean restaurant, a spa & an outdoor infinity pool.
4.30 (5.2K reviews)
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Novotel Dakar
Hotel
Down-to-earth hotel opposite the ocean featuring an outdoor pool, 2 bars & free parking.
4.30 (3.3K reviews)
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Hotel Terrou-Bi
Hotel
Upscale property with a private beach, as well as restaurants, a casino & an outdoor pool.
4.30 (2.9K reviews)
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Phare des Mamelles
Restaurant
Hilltop 1864 peninsular lighthouse offering scenic views, guided tours & summer music performances.
$$ $$
4.30 (2K reviews)
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SHALUC Taste of India
Modern Indian restaurant
👍👍 We had the chicken tikka masala, butter naan and tandoori roti. All were very good but I wish the portions were a bit larger. I would definitely come back here again and order more chicken tikka masala. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the sauce was very nice. The restaurant is very simple and d...
4.90 (99 reviews)
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Mammamia gelato
Sundae restaurant
👍👍 Top
$$ $$
4.30 (1.5K reviews)
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Ngor Island Surf Camp
Hotel
No-frills quarters in a laid-back surf hostel offering ocean views, plus free breakfast & dinner.
4.70 (134 reviews)
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