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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 #310 of 1,332 restaurants in Marseille
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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63% Recommend
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Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our receptionist when I told her that we wanted to have seafood. Turns out seafood is not exactly the local meal in Marseille but of course since we were in Provence, we wanted to have it. Very interesting, self service restaurant. You can ask the cashier to switch the menu to English on the screen... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Thinking to have just a bite and a glass of wine as appetizer for a dinner that we would have had in some other place, I ended up staying there with my friends till the restaurant closed drinking good wine and eating fresh seafood and fish. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly stuff. Just 2 minutes walking from the Vieuw Port.

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is one of the worst seafood meals I've ever had. I went for lunch based on the good reviews on Yelp. I got a small tasteless piece of cod that was boiled o death and smelled strongly of ammonia--as if rotting seafood had been bleached. The taste was awful. It came with a side of green beans that had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I've never been to a restaurant like this before but it was certainly interesting. The Oysters were exceptional and amazingly fresh. Shame they don't have an English menu. So we were not entirely sure whether we would get what we want.

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

Dear, thanks for this comment. We have an english menu of course. We can change language on our screen menu on demand. We will be very pleased to wejcome you again. Best regards More

Marseille, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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