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Boulevard Carl-Vogt 91, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
+41 22 321 62 77
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Today
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Arty burger place

Le Calamr is one of many burger restaurant in Geneva. Due to its location there are many students from uni. The place is very different. Decoration is arty and anti mainstream which is qui good. I've been a few times. However, i've always been disappointed in the meat of the burgers. Each time it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Hadrien G
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Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Went there with few friends- service is very poor and the food is really disgusting : we had a plate of so called Calamar as a starter, it was in a bath of water and salt.. then the burger, well something called burger: no taste at all in a bread hard like rock.. We paid close to 40chf each! Never... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

By "reputation" they are supposed to have good burgers. Some people end up here when Inglewood (5 min walk away) is full - and I feel sorry for them. The burger cost the same but is not even half as tasty unfortunately. Also, the drinks are overpriced for what it is and the place seems to live on expats (who... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It's not rare to be disappointed by a restaurant, but it's especially galling when the restaurant serves basic food like hamburgers and pasta carbonara. The service is fine, and the location makes it a popular stop for locals and tourists, but the food is unfortunately below par. One gets the impression that the chef (or cook) has simply run out... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I went to the Calamar for the first time expecting an enjoyable meal. My friends and I were asked to wait for 5 minutes for a table. The waiter told us he would offer us a glass if after 15minutes we did not get a table. 20 minutes later I go to the waiter and ask how long we still... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Le Calamr is one of many burger restaurant in Geneva. Due to its location there are many students from uni. The place is very different. Decoration is arty and anti mainstream which is qui good. I've been a few times. However, i've always been disappointed in the meat of the burgers. Each time it was way too chopped up. It... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Le Calamar used to be a great burger place. The atmosphere is nice, not fancy but cool enough to enjoy hanging out there. I like coming here as its not too far away from home and (rather rare in geneva) not as overpriced as other places (don’t get me wrong…i am not saying tis super cheap) Why the low rating?... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great burgers, open on Sundays (which isn't easy to find in Geneva). And open non-stop on Sundays, which is also hard to find!

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The size of the burgers is acceptable for the price but their meat has absolutely no spices or salt added to it. It's just minced meat cooked in a bun. The cheese is only a thin and tasteless layer of glue used to stick the meat to the bread. The risotto (27 swiss francs) ordered as a main course turned... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I went for the second time to Le Calamar restaurant and ordered the Cheeseburger. When I was about to finish the dish I found a worm inside the burger. It might have slipped through with the salad. I felt disgusted at the moment and told the waitress that there was a worm inside my meal, she started laughing and charged... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I came to Calamar for the first time probably around 5-6 years ago. I remember being impressed with the service, interesting menu and the fact that I was asked for the cuisson of my burger - something other burger places in Geneva didn't do. I've since been back 3 more times, hoping it would be the same but each time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boulevard Carl-Vogt 91, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 321 62 77

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 32
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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