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Le Virunga, Montréal, QC

Le Virunga

4.6
4.6
16 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
African
The Virunga Restaurant is the story of two individuals passionate about African culture. They invite you to discover the gastronomy of this continent which is dear to them.
By re-visiting traditional African recipes, you are blessed to taste the typical flavors of Sub-Saharan Africa! Simultaneously simple and creative, this cuisine testifies above all of a respect for ingredients with a strong emphasis on gastronomy.
The Virunga hosts you in a warm and friendly venue with professional service and quality. Maria and Zoya will be delighted to welcome you to their unique culinary experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    African
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    (514) 504-8642
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Maria-José de Frias
  • Neighborhood
    Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Cross street
    Rue St-Christophe
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Mont-Royal Metro Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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16 Reviews
  1. RhemaGH

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The service was amazing and the food is just divine. This culinary adventure through the cuisine of pan-sub-Saharan Africa is worth it. Not only is the food delectable, the drinks are bursts of flavour that pair really well with the dishes.

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  2. Camille

    Montreal

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Toujours aussi bon, c'est la troisième fois que nous y allons et c'est toujours avec beaucoup de plaisir ! Très bon cocktails aussi !

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellente adresse ! Découvertes culinaires très intéressantes, et accueil de qualité.

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  4. ManonB

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent repas! Belle découverte pour nous. Le service est impeccable.

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  5. Reggie

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    C'était ma première expérience de cuisine africaine. Ce n'est pas traditionnel, c'est plutôt mis au goût du jour, nous a-t-on expliqué. J'ai découvert la viande de chèvre, qui est délicate et vraiment très bonne. Le service était très bon, sauf que la serveuse s'est montrée réticente à baisser le volume de la musique qui était envahissant. Il n'y avait qu'un seul autre couple qui terminait son repas. On l'a quand même baissé légèrement. Le décore est agréable et soigné. Bref, dans l'ensemble une heureuse expérience qui sort de l'ordinaire.

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  6. robert240

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    African cuisine! Excellent choices on the menu. Intimate atmosphere. Friendly service.

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  7. Breat

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Très bon restaurant, choix de plats originaux et typiques, très savoureux bon choix de vins et service attentionné.

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  8. Zaboo

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bons plats et goût africain assuré. Bons vins et cocktails originaux. Une place dépaysante

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  9. AaronB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t usually write reviews, but this place was a truly great find. Local ingredients, deep flavors, creative and authentic use of flavor ranges you can’t often get in North America from the wide flavor opportunities of sub-Saharan Africa. Refined, but also alive in flavor. And well presented and a sweet space and staff. Came back again with more people before I left Montreal and we all loved it.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Marlow

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food delicious, restaurant charming, great vibe! I’ll definitely go back!

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  11. TarnekaM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomenal! It’s a cozy restaurant with lots of energy. Great for a date or friends.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was wonderful. They’re use of spices will rewards your taste buds.

    2 people found this helpful

  13. toasterdulac

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Je dirai simplement, extraordinaire expérience culinaire.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. Dinner4One

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around. Wonderful blend of flavors. Highly recommended.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. Emily

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to this restaurant while in Montreal, wasn't sure what to expect, but this restaurant blew my boyfriend and I away. Food was AMAZING, very reasonably priced. Everything was so good, we couldnt decide what we liked best. Highly highly reccommend

    1 person found this helpful

  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is hands down my favorite restaurant in Montreal. I go to Montreal at least 4x a year and I go to Le Virunga at least 3 of those times. If you’re looking for some good comfort with elegant plating, decor and ambiance Virunga is your place.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Le Virunga offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 504-8642.

Le Virunga is rated 4.6 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Le Virunga

851 Rachel St E, Montréal, QC H2J 2H9

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rue St-Christophe
  • Neighborhood
    Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    African
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Mont-Royal Metro Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Maria-José de Frias
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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