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Le Nil Bleu

Place de l'Ours 1, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
021 312 89 80
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Ranked #114 of 394 Restaurants in Lausanne
Cuisines: African, Vegetarian
Most recent review
- Jun 25, 2014
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English first
Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
383 reviews 383 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This is a favorite place. The personnel is very friendly and the food is great.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

The food is very well prepared and there is a lot of it. For lunch there is a discount on two main dishes, one being vegetarian. The restaurant, compared to others during Lunch is quite empty so you'll get better service and better prepared food. Definitely worth a visit.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

We are quite experienced with Ethiopian food and have been trying many restaurants in Lausanne in the past year. While Lausanne is expensive in general, typically we can still find food worth the cost. Here we were treated quite poorly and the food was outrageously overpriced for the quantity and quality. Think roughly 21CHF/$ for a small bowl of lentils.... More

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