Top 10 Nosy Be, Antsiranana Province foods

“Nosy Be?” Is that a typo for “Noisy Bee?” Nope. It means “big island” and it is just that; a large island off the northwest coast of Madagascar. Here you’ll find volcanic lakes, lazy lemurs, rum distilleries, Ylang Ylang plantations and intricate coral reefs that are practically begging to be explored. Flora and fauna lovers will be in seventh heaven at the beautiful Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. Audiophiles should visit in May, to experience the four-day Donia Music Festival.

1. Chez Nono - La Rhum Riz

Andilana, Nosy Be 207 Madagascar +261 34 50 576 72 http://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Rhum-Riz-Chez-Nono/171468043004199 Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service French, African, Seafood, European, Grill
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5 based on 271 reviews

Chez Nono - La Rhum Riz

Reviewed By ElizabethM293934 - Sydney, Australia

A gem!

On the main road but only a few minutes walk from Andilana beach, this delightful bar/resto has it all! • Delicious, fresh sea food – the tempura starter dish and stuffed crab are amazing• A well-stocked, reasonably priced bar • Welcoming and extremely helpful and friendly staff who are happy to organize a taxi/tuk-tuk home.• Excellent service in a delightful setting – understated quality!

2. The Pily Pily Restaurant

North Road-Direction Andilana Plage de Andilana Beach, Nosy Be 111 Madagascar +261 34 65 000 10 http://andilanaresort.com/it/il-resort/la-ristorazione/ Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service Italian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, European
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4 based on 888 reviews

The Pily Pily Restaurant

Pily Pily Restaurant offers a breathtaking, panoramic view over the bay of Andilana. As you savour the wonderful food and drink being served up, you can marvel at the myriad colours of the sea, caressed all the while by a light breeze. The intimate atmosp

Reviewed By JUSTINE-JESSE - Pretoria, South Africa

Restaurant in paradise

This unique restaurant is on an island connecting two beaches in Andilana resort. At low tide it is easily accessed from the beach. The view is over the clear blue waters of Andilana beach. It is essential to make bookings from the desk next to the excursion centre of the resort . Prices are hefty and in euro but make for a very special meal!

3. Le Papillon

Avenue de L'independence, Hell-Ville, Nosy Be 207 Madagascar +261 32 64 791 56 Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service Italian, European
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4 based on 150 reviews

Le Papillon

Reviewed By Aliya H - Cape Town Central, South Africa

Romantic lunch in Hell Villes only (relatively) upmarket spot!

We were advised to eat here by the lodge we were staying at and considering whats generally available it was lovely. The house wine was lovely - Italian, and while the local fare is simple it was well prepared and served with a smile. It also seems ot be the only place that serves certain Italian dishes like pasta and cold cured meats. Lots of expats eating here.

4. Baobab Cafe

Ambatoloaka centro, Ambatoloaka, Nosy Be Madagascar +261 32 89 620 39 http://www.facebook.com/BaobabNosyBe Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Seating, Table Service French, African, European
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4 based on 173 reviews

Baobab Cafe

Reviewed By Henry D - Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Excellent French food in Nosy Be with friendly service

First floor restaurant in the heart of Ambatoloaka serving excellent French food. Under new ownership since the last 2 months.Service with a smile from a multi-lingual waitress - not a trace of arrogance! Menu choice for seafood was a little restricted for repeat visits, but varied enough to include things like ox tongue that might suit homesick Frenchmen better than the English! The chocolate mousse for dessert was superb.Slightly pricier than neighbouring establishments but clearly popular and deservedly so.

5. The Ravinala Restaurant - Andilana Beach Resort

Andilana Beach, Nord of Nosy Be Nord of Nosy Be, Nosy Be 111 Madagascar +261 34 65 000 10 http://andilanaresort.com/it/il-resort/la-ristorazione/ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian
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4 based on 138 reviews

The Ravinala Restaurant - Andilana Beach Resort

At the Ravinala Restaurant, for both lunch and dinner you will be presented with an extensive international buffet including more than 60 dishes, with home-made pastas and sauces taking their place alongside fresh fish and zebu meat delicacies. Stretching

Reviewed By springthrualens - New York City, New York

We couldn't get in

We were staying in a different hotel, saw the reviews online and decided to go there (after calling in advance) just to learn that they won't let us dine in the restaurant unless we stay in the resort it is at. Very frustrating as we had to go back.Dear springthrualens, despite many years of management and thousands of reviews read, we are still very surprised when we see how somebody who chose to spend his/her holiday in a paradise like Nosy Be can find time to write something absurd as you did!!! You dare to give us a “terrible” by writing that, to make it short, you could not enter both the Restaurant and the Resort!!! I feel like saying “I can’t believe it!!!” More in details, you want to eat in a Restaurant without booking, without asking for availability, without being informed of the dress code or the closing day ……none of this normal procedures !!! You wanted to access the restaurant while you were wandering on the beach, without following these procedures that are a standard all over the world!!! No, no and no again!!! You were not granted the access and neither you will next time, if you do this !!! There are ways, education and respect for the business, respect for the hundreds of people working there that we think you should give !!! Why didn’t you pass to the reception to ask for more information? Why didn’t you ask to speak to the Manager ??? In brief: who do you think you are? You think you can come without a reservation, and find the doors of our Restaurant open for you? Please, come again next time; we will be happy to serve you but… do not forget to book your table in advance!!! Aiolfi Andrea

6. BATUMOCH

Ambatoloaka Beach, Ambatoloaka, Nosy Be 207 Madagascar +261 34 02 909 11 http://www.hotel-sarimanok-nosy-be.com/index.php/restaurant-batumoch Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service French, Seafood, European, International
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4 based on 216 reviews

BATUMOCH

Restaurant beachfront sunset guaranteed sunshine before a good cocktail

Reviewed By Flyer229841

Really good choice

We went to this restaurant almost ten times and we totally recommend it!service is really nice always smiling and being helpful!the kitchen is always fast!everything is fresh and tasty!we also took an eye in the kitchen and it's clean and organized(almost nowhere else over the island was clean)!the shrimps were great,the spaghetti sea food,the tazar fish was delicious,the mi sao was good,the putanesca was good too etc etc! Also for a dessert we had the dariole and it's amazing ! Espresso was not good but that's ok!Location is perfect in the center of the town but away enough of the loud bars and right in front of the ocean with a nice decoration

7. Le Melville

Rue Richelieu, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) 201 Madagascar +261 20 82 210 33 http://www.hotels-diego.com/en/ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service French, European, Fusion
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4 based on 316 reviews

Le Melville

part of Hotel Allamanda

Reviewed By beentheredonethatUk - Lingfield, United Kingdom

Nice stopover for lunch

Stopped here for lunch after a gruelling Madagascar trip before booking into the Grand Hotel. The restaurant was empty on arrival but nicely laid out for lunch. The choices of food was very good with a decent Specials Board too. Had a very nice lunch that didn’t break the bank on the veranda overlooking the sea and beach. The staff didn’t speak much English but we managed. By the time we’d left it was quite busy so that’s a good sign. The food was very nice and typical Malagasy. The place has a decent Wi-fi too which is not always the case here. We can definitely recommend this restaurant.

8. Su e Giu

85 Rue Colbert, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) 201 Madagascar +261 32 27 427 93 http://www.facebook.com/suegiu.diego Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Table Service Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
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4 based on 153 reviews

Su e Giu

Reviewed By KristinaG1096

A great taste of homely food

We were on a tour from Nosy Be to Diego Suarez and after 5 days of Malagasy food (which is great but very rich) we were all in need of some classic, stodgy, European cuisine. After finding this restaurant on Trip Advisor we decided to give it a go, our hotel had no idea where it was and our taxi driver was no more helpful, so give this place a google first and show your driver on a map. The food here is great, the pizzas are fresh and the waitresses very friendly. It's a bit of a backpackers vibe but even so, the familiarity of the place was exactly what we needed after a few days of none stop travelling through Madagascar.

9. ZEBURGER

Ambatoloaka, Nosy Be 207 Madagascar +261 32 76 821 40 Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service Bar, European
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4 based on 277 reviews

ZEBURGER

Reviewed By Pernilleoelgod - Copenhagen, Denmark

Great burger

We had a good burger here (the bun was a little dry though), but we came back for "zebu on a stick" and we loved it ;)

10. La Cambusa

28 Rue Colbert, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) 201 Madagascar +261 32 54 672 16 Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Table Service, Seating Italian, French, Seafood
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4 based on 107 reviews

La Cambusa

Reviewed By marco-s1981 - Miami Beach, Florida

Not only great food: way more

With our stay in Diego Suarez we found a lovely place where food is great, menu gives great options and prices are low.Pasta Amatriciana was unbelivably tasty and perfectly made!But not only: the atmosphere in La Cambusa is amazingly friendly and Fabio and Lea ( owners of the restaurant) are very friendly and super keen to help you with tips and info for touring around.I m looking forward to visiting the place again.A big thank you to Fabio and Lea

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