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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

  • 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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  1. RG

    RhemaGH

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  2. C

    Camille

    Montreal

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Toujours aussi bon, c'est la troisième fois que nous y allons et c'est toujours avec beaucoup de plaisir ! Très bon cocktails aussi !
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellente adresse ! Découvertes culinaires très intéressantes, et accueil de qualité.
  4. MB

    ManonB

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent repas! Belle découverte pour nous. Le service est impeccable.
  5. R

    Reggie

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  6. r

    robert240

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    African cuisine! Excellent choices on the menu. Intimate atmosphere. Friendly service.
  7. B

    Breat

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Très bon restaurant, choix de plats originaux et typiques, très savoureux bon choix de vins et service attentionné.
  8. Z

    Zaboo

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bons plats et goût africain assuré. Bons vins et cocktails originaux. Une place dépaysante
  9. AB

    AaronB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  10. M

    Marlow

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food delicious, restaurant charming, great vibe! I’ll definitely go back!
  11. TM

    TarnekaM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal! It’s a cozy restaurant with lots of energy. Great for a date or friends.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was wonderful. They’re use of spices will rewards your taste buds.
  13. t

    toasterdulac

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Je dirai simplement, extraordinaire expérience culinaire.
  14. DO

    Dinner4One

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. Wonderful blend of flavors. Highly recommended.
  15. E

    Emily

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.

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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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

  • 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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