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Red Sea

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Ethiopian
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Rue de la Tour 17, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
021 311 03 87
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 25
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  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food at a great price; warm staff

We frequent this locale for its delicious food and friendly service. The owner and his family are always very welcoming and the food is consistently delicious. There are few places in Lausanne where you'll get such a great price-to-quality ratio. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Switzerland
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We frequent this locale for its delicious food and friendly service. The owner and his family are always very welcoming and the food is consistently delicious. There are few places in Lausanne where you'll get such a great price-to-quality ratio. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Ate here without knowing what to expect but it was very delicious! we ordered the lamb 17chf and salad 7chf and the quantities were very large. Very pleased.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As a frequent visitor. I am among those who can tell you all. I sometimes get no place unless i reserve earlier. Everybody i took there gets amazed by the hospitablity and sharming well-come. If you want ever have the african flavour, Red sea is number one as rated by tripadvisor over the years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

the restaurant is beautiful it is well served the atmosphere was cool and the food was delicious traditional special we were four people were beloved Cooooolll

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

At the time we went to this restaurant it was rated 5th best restaurant in Lausanne, ahead of some of the Michelin rated establishments. Had an open mind as many of the reviewers honestly said the food was good but lack of ambience was a drawback. Would agree completely, food was good and it was nice to try something adventurous,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a total desaster - way too expensive for what they offer. I went there because of the good rating at Tripadvisor and was shocked what it turned out to be. Poor service, men sitting around playing cards, we waited to have diner and where cleary the only guests. Be were bitterly disappointed. The high pricing of the boring... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

At first glance, this restaurant doesn't look like much, but the smile and amiability of the staff makes up for the lack of decoration. The food was really good, the portions were copious and even with picky eaters, every one was satisfied. And then the bill came and brought us another good surprise. Despite being our meal and three beers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I went to this restaurant after reading the tripadvisor reviews. I was not disappointed. Manager is a friendly guy. I went by his recommendation. It was a big spread of veg, chicken and lamb dishes. Food was delicious, and serving was large. Manager even offered more lamb dish free of charge. Will definitely recommend this restaurant for all Ethiopian food... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If you like to change and taste something different from the local food you find in the brasserie or other local restaurants this is a really good option! Went there for a dinner with my girlfriend and we really enjoyed! The restaurant is really nice furnished and make you feel in Africa service is not top but is really charming... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I walked in here because my cousin found it as the no.1 spot in Lausanne, not by choice. Doesn't say much when you walk in, however the manager who also serves, is very friendly, he can get by in english and even spanish. The atmosphere of the place is sober and cozy, but when the food comes: voila! compensates for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue de la Tour 17, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: 021 311 03 87

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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