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Place de l'Ours 1, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
021 312 89 80
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10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch for 25 chf per person

Very very tasty food and a reasonable price, given this is Switzerland. I ordered the gommen-besega lamb (with spinach, onions and green bell peppers). My friend ordered one of the vegetarian options (yatekelt wet). They were served together (see pic) on 3 overlapping pancakes with 4 sides (red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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English first
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great food and pleasantly served and prepared. A nice way to escape stress and enjoy the friends you are with. I have been there multiple times (5). I am always pleased. It is run by a husband and wife team.

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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very very tasty food and a reasonable price, given this is Switzerland. I ordered the gommen-besega lamb (with spinach, onions and green bell peppers). My friend ordered one of the vegetarian options (yatekelt wet). They were served together (see pic) on 3 overlapping pancakes with 4 sides (red lentils, green lentils, yellow split peas, mixed vegetables). Plus more pancakes served... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is one of our semi regular restaurants. The food is delicious and service is great. Don't waste your time with the menu if you're a Ethiopian food newbie. Order the veg or meat platter for # of people eating.

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Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

After being subjected to quite an unpleasant experience at Abyssinia, we looked for another Ethiopian restaurant to satisfy our craving for Ethiopian food. Le Nil Bleu saved us. When you push open the doors to Le Nil Bleu, you step into a cozy little corner of Ethiopia. The restaurant offers a quite surprising layout: all in length. We ended up... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Food was very food. I asked for a vegan option and they were helpful. The place is clean, lovely decorated. The service is kinda slow, and it was a bit expensive. However, it was a different experience and we really enjoyed our dinner!

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Brüttisellen
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We took the small vegetarian menu for two persons. We got a large variety of food and it was very delicious. We liked the Ethiopian art on the wall and the atmosphere in general.

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355 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Do you want to travel while staying in Lausanne ? This is the place to go !! Nice and relax atmosphere with authentic Ethiopian food ! Delicious and tasty, it's definitely a great place to go and to experience new kind of food and eat as you use your finger as it should.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Starter (sambusaa) was okay. Main dish (lamp or beef) is mainly served in the same plate if you are two. Meat was well cooked but side dishes (lentilles, corn) were not so interesting. As a dessert, we ordered baklava, and it was surprisingly served warm, and was probably heated up in microwave and was tasting almost nothing. Well, since we... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We made reservations at 7' and waited over an hour to be seated. Even though the staff downstairs was very friendly it was still super frustrating. Once we were seated upstairs the staff was different and they were rather cold, probably because the place was packed. The food was nice but nothing special. The spices were all there but my... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

If this is the Ethiopian restaurant facing the Ours metro, it is charming and delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Place de l'Ours 1, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: 021 312 89 80

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?