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Red Sea

Rue de la Tour 17, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
021 311 03 87
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Ranked #1 of 398 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Orbe, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A very simple and somehow disappointing decor. BUT typical erithrean food (which I love), very tasty, second helpings and even more, available without problems. Spicy but not too much, very nice to eat all together by hand, kids especially loved it. Authentic and good, cheap, to recommend without hesitation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The food is so delisious. Most fun to eat from one big plate in a small group of family/friends. The owner is very inviting, friendly, uncomplicated, and his service makes one feel at home. The whole experience makes the visit round and the food that fills your tummy in such a pleasant way, unforgettable.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The New Red Sea - what a find. Such friendly service making us feel very welcome, good advice on what to choose, delicious food and a second helping after we finished the first lot. If you want to feel like home away from home in a foreign city, this is the place to go!

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Geneva
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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