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Red Sea

Rue de la Tour 17, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
021 311 03 87
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Ranked #3 of 392 restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Geneva
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went there on the back of great Tripadvisor reviews, and the experience lived up to our expectations. The owner was very pleasant and welcoming, and doubles as a great cook! Although the atmosphere resembles that of a bar, the food is one of the best of this kind we've tasted! Lastly, the owner also showed attention to detail. Warmly... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food is sooo good... Restaurant is fairly simple, but it all adds to the atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Part of the dishes is a home made cottage cheese, of the kind you can not find in shops in Switzerland. The waiter offered us some to take home and we can always stop by and order... More

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Geneva
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Excellent and authentic cuisine as good as what I've had in the US (sf Bay Area, New York, New Jersey and Texas). Recommend the lamb ribs and miser! Will be back with the family!

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Vegetarian options available, and the food is delicious. Host doesn't speak English perfectly but is super nice and attentive. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My friends took me to this restaurant while i was visiting them for the holidays. The atmosphere was great and the food was excellent the receptionist, owner and/or cooker didn't speak a lot of English, but showed kind attention and sympathy to us . lovely staff and very authentic and incredibly delicious and cannot wait to go back.The price is... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This little restaurant offers what you expect when you see it from the outside. A (relatively) cheap dinner without pretensions. I went there with some friends of mine. We got the mixed dish for four people. It consists of different vegetables and meats cooked with strongly spiced sauces served on a spongy bread. You eat all this with your hands,... More

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Delicious food, with pleasant and smiley staff! My favourite restaurant of Lausanne, I keep going back to and often take friends there when I have mates in town visiting!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

It was my first time in this restaurant and the experience is recommendable. Different cuisine in Lausanne, be ready to eat with your hands. The food is good and staff very nice. The place is quite small so if you want to go it is better to book a table. We were a group and we ordered the degustation meal... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Excellent restaurant with Ethiopian food with fair prices good ambiance excellent service with smiling faces. I warmly recommend this restaurant. It is a quite a small place (and a bit noisy) so call and reserve your table first ! .

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Geneva
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I have eaten Ethiopian cuisine several times in various cities, but this one was the best experience so far! Place is very authentic and food delicious. Also my less than 2 year old daughter enjoyed the food (they asked us beforehand how spicy the food should be and made it mild so that she could also enjoy it). Service was... More

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