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Red Sea

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rue de la Tour 17, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
021 311 03 87
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Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant in Lausanne, food is absolitely delicious and staff is very friendly. Definitely recommend this place!

Thank leitemarco
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The (New) Red Sea restaurant offers the best African cuisine, in a family-friendly environment. Really enjoyed the meals there during my visit to Lausanne. Cheers!

Thank Bernard O
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

My husband and I are huge fans of Eritrean food and have done the tour of the Eritrean restaurants in the Lausanne-Geneva area, and the (New) Red Sea is definitely one of the top choices! The food is delicious and more spicy compared to many other restaurants. We usually get the tasting platter, even if we've tasted it all, just... More 

Thank 677sandrines
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I am familiar with Ethiopian and Eritrean food and whilst on an overnight stop in Lausanne I discovered Red Sea. I was warmly welcomed and my request for a 'mixed plate' for (usually for two or more) one was very happily provided. The food was lovely and a good example of the flavours of the region. There have been some... More 

Thank ConcreteFloater
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a more unique, incredibly tasty food experience in Lausanne. The food was fresh with great vegetarian options and the staff was extremely kind and helpful in showing us how to eat properly (use hands to fill thin pancakes with your entrees, no silverware). Overall great experience especially if you are willing... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bussigny-pres-Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

It is a great place for vegetarians in Lausanne. Order the "Menu de dégustation végétarien" for a variety of dishes served on the traditional flat bread. The food is most probably vegan.

Thank hanslausanne
Lutry, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My partner introduced me to this restaurant two years ago and now we go eat there at least once a month (it's addictive). I feel bad for the reviewer before me who claimed that they had an over-priced experience there because if there is one thing I can say, there is no restaurant you will find in Switzerland with a... More 

Thank edreao
New Brunswick Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Beware if you think that you will get 50% discount on "la fourchette"...apparently it's only at noon time! We were 2 adults+2 kids and ended up with a tab of 137chf!! To top things off, we had the equivalent of about 1/4 cup of meat overall, and the initial portion they brought was very small and we had to request... More 

Thank joelleclerc
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A very different experience. I had never been to an Eritrean restaurant before so I can't compare. What I can say though, is that the food was very tasty, service was friendly and it was very good value.

Thank TAMousse
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

I just read comment written by one visitor. He said his celebration went wrong. I feel sory for him for not finding the things he was looking for but he understimated others opinion when he wrote that it is not of the standard as others say. I am one of the frequant visitors and my admiration to the service and... More 

Thank Neamn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de la Tour 17, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: 021 311 03 87

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