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“DONT SUFFER !!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of au rendez vous la maison du couscous

au rendez vous la maison du couscous
avenue wagram, 75008 Paris, France (Batignolles-Monceau)
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Ranked #10,240 of 13,456 Restaurants in Paris
Neighborhood: Batignolles-Monceau
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Neighborhood: Batignolles-Monceau
Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“DONT SUFFER !!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This restaurant is just absolutely bad.

We notices coakroaches , bugs and the waiter touched our food with his hands.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great to get a tagine style meal, and the shank was very tasty and the wine good......cost for a bowl of couscous and a shank was extravagant....but if you see past that, the place is great.
Friendly staff.

Visited June 2013
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Milan, Italy
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82 reviews 82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“For connoisseurs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This is a place to enjoy traditional jewish-tunisian food. The owner is not jewish, but learned from the former owner very well. Try the pkaila couscous, little known traditional dish that is delicious. Yes it is expensive but well worth it

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, MD
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Nice dinner with great appetizers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Usually I check tripadvisor before dining out when on vacation. This restaurant was recommended to us by a local and we enjoyed a pleasant dinner there. Imagine my surprise, when I checked tripadvisor on our return and saw mostly terrible reviews.

The atmosphere was that of a friendly neighborhood restaurant and the host was very welcoming despite our lack of French fluency. We ordered two different couscous entrees. The lamb was fine, but on the bland side for us. The beef was spicier and we enjoyed it more. Both were preceded by a great array of cold appetizers and excellent bread. We were too stuffed to try dessert.

The main complaint from others seems to be that the food is overpriced. This is a kosher restaurant and so the cost of meat is higher. I understand that if you don't keep kosher you don't want to pay a premium for kosher food. However, you shouldn't downgrade the restaurant on that basis.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Abysmal establishment at ripoff prices”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

I visited this place on Avenue de Wagram a couple blocks from Arch de Triomphe last weekend with my family. The menu posted on the window sounds good, but what you actually get is bland, of low quality, and completely overpriced. There are a lot of small plates of appetizers on the table that were so plain and or were outright bad, they should have been free. Instead, we were told later that whether we tried them or not (one of the 4 of us didn't), we would be charged EUR 18 each. For EUR 18 one could get a full meal at nearly any of the many restaurants all up and down the street. The owner wouldn't budget from this policy even though my brother was not eating and hadn't even taken the napkin off his plate - so we were charged an extra "meal" fee for nothing.

The service was very poor as well. We were ushered into a spot in the corner that was really jammed and hard to get in / out of, even though there were plenty of open seats elsewhere in the restaurant where we had asked to sit. The ambience was ruined when one of the waiters yelled at the people sitting next to us (mind you we were so close he may as well have been yelling at us) then made some dismissive and disrespectful hand/arm motion at them before stomping off. Very unprofessional.

This reminds me of many of the crappy restaurants you find in the really touristy parts of a town that completely suck but are able to stay in business because of 1-time customers--the many tourists that unknowingly stop by, get ripped off, and never come by again.

There are so many options for eating in this area....please--do yourself a favor and avoid this one.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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