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Red Sea

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

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  • 82
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  • 27
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  • 9
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  • 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
Loved it

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Andy B
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  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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