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L'Orient

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7 Rue Ali Bach Hamba, Tunis, Tunisia
71252061
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Difference between smell of raw fish and cooked are great

As my title suggest the 1st thing we will discover is the open refrigerator showing available raw fish for you to choose from. But once you select you might not believe that how could that smelly fish can be served in this testy treat and as a bonus the ever smiling stuffs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

As my title suggest the 1st thing we will discover is the open refrigerator showing available raw fish for you to choose from. But once you select you might not believe that how could that smelly fish can be served in this testy treat and as a bonus the ever smiling stuffs.

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Hadlow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Don't be fooled by its exterior appearance! This was opposite our hotel (Tiba) and we never thought of going in because of how it looked from outside. However, I spotted it on our Lonely Planet guide and thought we should give it a go. The inside was a pleasant surprise. The tables were all dressed in white and set up... More 

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We ate here early evening when it was very quiet - all the Tunisian classics on the menu, fine in all regards but lacking any wow factor. Good wine - Gris de Tunisie and pleasant staff. Reasonably priced, so not a bad choice by any means

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Cairo
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165 reviews 165 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

There are a lot of fast food "restaurants" next to Tunis' main axe... But this restaurant deserves to be mentioned! I love the interior, the decor... And above all the food and drinks! For 25 dinar I had great food, two nice fish and some starters... Well, I feel like in times long long ago!!! Hopefully this restaurant will last... More 

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Alghero
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

On a side street off of Tunis' main boulevard, L'Orient looks pretty seedy, especially at night, but inside the 1956 decor is delightfully dated, the service friendly and attentive and the food plentiful and inexpensive. A big seafood lunch for two with wine was 69 TD. As the European shores of the Med are losing their fish stocks to over-fishing,... More 

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UK
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51 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Came for lunch. Obviously highly rated by the locals. Excellent food, attentive no-nonsence service, and reasonable value.

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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The decor is very dated -- chairs covered in perma-plastic -- and the staff may appear a bit rude by western standards -- our waiter poured a taste of the wine and then put the bottle down and walked off. But the fish couscous was delicious -- one of us got a sea-bass, the other a halibut steak -- and... More 

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

The food in L'Orient is good and reliable. It is a restaurant that has stood the test of time and provides a combination of Franco-Tunisienne cuisine along with friendly service. The decor is somewhat dated but if you like food then don't worry about the decoration. It is charming in a 1950s sort of way. Location is good in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Rue Ali Bach Hamba, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Tunis Governorate  >  Tunis
  • Phone Number: 71252061

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tunisian

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