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Toinou Les Fruits de Mer

3, Cours Saint-Louis | Canebiere, 13001 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 33 14 94
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Ranked #276 of 1,261 restaurants in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Libre service de Fruits de Mer et Poissons.
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Marseille, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Toinou use to be the best place in Marseilles to eat seafood. It was a traditional Brasserie style restaurant as we like them in France. When we went there 1 month ago we were disgusted to find out that it is now converted Into a self service restaurant. This is an absolute disgrace !

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Toinou13000, Gérant at Toinou Les Fruits de Mer, responded to this review

It's been already 10 month we are open on new formula. Lots of our customers are very happy about our prices and quality in this place indeed. As the "fast casual" way of service doesn't fit your way of eating, we suggest our new restaurant in Aix en Provence. With perfect service park places and lots of people and waiters.... More

Turkey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A large display in front allows you to choose from large variety (and quantity) of shellfish, on which this self-service restaurant really specializes on. From fresh urchins to Alaskan king crab, they have all. We had a late lunch and paid almost €45 for a shellfish tray, seafood soup, marinated octopus salad, country cheese, and lots of white wine. After... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

toooo good! expect great shellfish. is self service but superefficient and superfriendly. nice Chablis too!!!

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Milano, Italia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I was a little bit disappointed at first with the new "self-service" setting of the place, but, after all, also in the previous arrangement you did not go to Toinou to enjoy fine china or sophisticated linen. But if you want oysters, crustaceans, mollusks (almost nothing else, be warned) then this is absolutely the place to go. Staff had good... More

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San Gwann, Malta
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Please I ask you to listen to Tsjaikovski's Nutcracker whilst you read this review. The place is an incredible showcase of shellfish. Whatever you have dreamed to eat but never dared to ask is here for you to be eaten. We were told that the place is always fully booked with long queues. However to our luck there was space... More

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Oxford
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18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This obviously comes up as one place to eat in all the guide books. However, I think there should be better places but then we have now experienced this. It is a self service canteen style eating experience and with a fabulous selection of shell fish and crustaceans. The selction of fish (3 types) is disappointing. The selction and payment... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I am not used to eat such seefoods but Toinou's showcase impressed us and we found ourselves in this nice and crowded space. It was a great experience with this restaurant's well prepared menu.

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic & straightforward. Lively and friendly atmosphere. A joyful place. Staff really nice. Everyone happy and excited by their haul of splendid creatures from the sea. Not sure if they are all from the Mediterranean... Places like this make one happy to be alive.

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We really enjoyed out meal at Toinou. We went as a couple - neither of us able to speak very good French. The staff were really helpful and helped us through our ordering. We actually didn't really order what we wanted - but it was still lovely, fresh and tasty seafood - so much so that we did go back... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

No cloth tablecloths or napkins. No fancy preparations. Just the freshest seafood from the Mediterranean. The choices are huge. The first time we ate there we had one of the combination platters with a little bit of every shellfish offered (raw oysters, clams, and mussels, lobster, shrimp. We were in heaven. The second time we ate there we zeroed in... More

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