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Chez Xu

Rue du Tunnel 10, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
021 320 40 87
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Ranked #97 of 394 Restaurants in Lausanne
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We've been to China and this restaurant is closest to what we experienced in China: crowded, noisy, but fresh and authentic. Don't expect any fancy decorations or furniture, although recently it has been renovated and looks better.And all this at reasonable prices for Switzerland. Service is sometimes disorganized (some waiters hardly speak any other language than Mandarin)-you do not always... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Awfull service: spring rolls after main plate, rice at dessert. Worst Chinese food : spicy crispy sweet and sour pork was in fact a chewing gum pork floating in an ugly creamy Sirup sauce. Beijing duck was cold, chewing gum and sauce disgusting. Ambiance: be ready to make a full dry cleaning of all your clothes after this experience.

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Vaud, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Don't let yourself be fooled by the appearance of this restaurant. The food here is excellent. Everything from Peking duck, spicy beef or royal chicken to dumplings and veggies has a delicious taste. Even though it can be very noisy, the atmosphere has its charm. It is usually crowded, full of people having lots of fun and sharing their dishes.... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food was pretty good (not fancy or presented nicely though), the quantities were great (big!) and it was a fantastic price (for Switzerland). The service on the other hand was quite poor. Very pushy, not courteous or polite and they basically throw the plate down for you. Sooo, yes, it's good, but not THAT good!

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Nyon, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was here for an office team lunch in March 2014. I suppose coming with a group of eight was a tall order for a place that apparently gives poor service even to small groups, but having to wait *one hour* for our meals is simply unacceptable. One person in my party even went without lunch because the server forgot... More

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Jinan, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have been living in China for some years. And whenever I have a Chinese food craving: this is THE place! The food is amazing, the service is minimal and efficient. and the value for money is unbeatable! I brought here some of my Chinese friends and they have all agreed to say that this is the best Chinese restaurant... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I've been coming to chez Xu for a number of years and I have a couple of favorites: seaweed salad and royal aubergine. I am vegetarian and it was a disappointment to see that the tofu de la maison option disappeared from the menu about 6 months ago. I happen not to like the only other one tofu option, sechuan... More

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Vevey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Small and nice, kind boss and staff. Their food is delicious and authentic, a bit crowded atmosphere, service is average, however the price is like good value for money. The quantity of each dish is generous, don't expect cnfortable service and seat, but your stomach will let you know it's really an attractive place to go for a quick lunch... More

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Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I have been at Xu many times and I have to admit that the food is very good. Sometimes, the services is not very good and the place is usually crouded. In the last 3 years, the prices have gone drasticaly up by probably doubling but it's still a good value for money in Lausanne that I recommand.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I love coming here. Quick order emporter then a glass of wine while I wait. Atmosphere is busy but relaxed and everyone is happy to be here. Staff are punctual and polite but don't expect high 5s and chats - they are focused on the task at hand. Food is reliable, tasty, fresh, and not expensive! Rare in Lausanne. You... More

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