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Red Sea

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African, Ethiopian
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Rue de la Tour 17, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
021 311 03 87
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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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
Delighful taste of Ethiopia

I am happy with myself that I could have a taste of Ethiopia. I have never been to Ethiopia, but I have a strong feeling that if I were to visit Ethiopia one day, I would find very similar food. Many restaurants which cook foreign food makes some twist in the food to match the people's taste (which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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  • Dining on a budget
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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

totally overrated - we were bitterly disappointed - a nightmare to go there. Expensive, Bad Service, men playing cards- no idea what they really do there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I am happy with myself that I could have a taste of Ethiopia. I have never been to Ethiopia, but I have a strong feeling that if I were to visit Ethiopia one day, I would find very similar food. Many restaurants which cook foreign food makes some twist in the food to match the people's taste (which is not... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Better than the well-known restaurants for Ethiopian food in London, New York and Boston. Food is fresh - you have to wait for it. Prices very reasonable for Lausanne. Service friendly and uncomplicated. The owners care about their guests.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I ate at the (new) Red Sea last Saturday evening and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We ordered vegetarian dishes 7 and 8, and both were delicious. The servings were generous, and also came with a delightful salad and portion of vegetables as well. We had read the tripadvisor reviews, and had had high expectations, but even these... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great food, & great service. Would definitely come again. We ordered the 15,16,&17. We also ordered the special for two. Looking forward to coming back and enjoying an authentic meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The food here was delicious and the host was friendly and generous. I even made friends with the table next to me and joined them for a drink after dinner. Then the host gave me an African beer to take home as a present since it was my first time in Lausanne. Definitely give this little restaurant a try. The... More 

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Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

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

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  • 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: African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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