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Mamie Lily

14 Avenue Pasteur, La Goulette 2060, Tunisia
21364574
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Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Kosher
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The restaurant is truly chez Mama, with Mama sitting in the vestibule offering a not entirely warm welcome (and her dog tried to bite my companion on the way out!). The restaurant is charmingly decorated with a mix of contemporary engravings, crafts, with a few family papers stashed around. The menu is fairly short but with Jewish takes on a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We hired a car and driver to go to the only jewish restaurant in Tunisia which was 200Km away from where our hotel was. We were greeted my Mamie Lilly her self as well as her son. The welcome was as good as the food, we wished we could have sampled more of the menu. The home made almond ice... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Very nice owners, will welcome you with open arms. I had a great meal (mishmishiya - beef, couscous and dried fruits). There is also a modest Jewish Tunisian museum there.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Beautiful place, wondefully served. Different cuisine, a mix between jewish and arab food, it is a delicious place hidden in the middle of "La Goulette". Around 25 DT each. I'll definitely come back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

In a city where far too many restaurants seem to serve the same menu with little differentiation, Mamie Lily offers an opportunity to have a novel experience, both in the cuisine and the atmosphere. Mamie Lily is Tunisia's only kosher restaurant, but most of the people come to Mamie Lily, not because they keep kosher, nor are most of the... More

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Tunis, Tunisia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is by far the most charming restaurant in the Greater Tunis area. Irrespective of whether you are in dire need of 100% kosher food or not, this place offers nice Jewish-Tunisian food in a homely setting. A must-visit place particularly for those who live in the area and are looking for something a bit different.

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Paris, France
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The BBC reports the restaurant is kosher/kashrut but the chef's son, who works there, is a chain-smoker. If he's smoking anywhere on the grounds of the restaurant -inside or outside - the restaurant is not kosher. Smoking is completely trayf or worse: The same as eating pork cutlets with cheese and mlkshakes. / La BBC rapporte que le restaurant est... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The tastes of the several dishes were amazing and not known in Tunesia. But you have to patient because teh aldy who serves, cooks as well.

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Gaborone, Botswana
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

My wife and i went to this restaurant in Tunis, having read that it is one of the very few establishments which serve the historical Tunisian Jewish cuisine. The ambience was intimate, as if eating in one's own home, regaled with stories and information by the owner. The food was high quality, tasty, and stood out from both the local... More

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Toulouse, France
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162 reviews 162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

This is a charming restaurant in the family home. They serve a variety of couscous and taijine dishes in the Judeo-Tunisian/ North American style. It is the only Jewish restaurant in Tunis and is named after the owner's mother "Mamie Lily," who is often sitting by the entrance way to welcome hungry guests. The dining room walls are covered in... More

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