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Essaraya

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Mediterranean, Diner, Gastropub, Tunisian, Halal
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6, Rue Ben Mahmoud Beb Menara | Toujane 6045 gabes tunisie, Tunis 6045, Tunisia (Formerly Essaraya)
+216 96 958 004
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

I was alone in the restaurant that evening. I was there too early (about half an hour before opening hours) yet they let me in and tended to all my need. Food is traditional Tunisian food, which is very tasty, architecture is lovely, there was a man playing traditional or traditional style music at a mandolin - like instrument. All... More 

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Thank Radu V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice to drop lunchtime in a hot day and experience a relaxing lunch with the family. Tunisian food well cooked and fresh Nice seating Excellent visit of the old style house

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Thank Tarek G
United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food quality, good staff. And excellent decor with this Bey house. Still dishes are little bit expensive around 100 TND average. But it desserves. Recommended.

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Thank Braham N
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

this place deep in the medina got high recommendations. The house quite ornate and nice to look at but the food was very poor and the service was not great or overly friendlly.

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Thank York476
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2015

I can't really relate to some of the disappointed comments. We went there and after being amazed about the interior we had very good dinner and service, particularly Mohamed, our companion to the restaurant, is a real character! I can just recommend it.

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Thank Idema15
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food was not exceptional - quite normal Tunisian. The interior is nice but too much of nick-nack. Especially the two paintings of Ottomans. Annoying musician that kept singing for two hours without breaks (for our ears).

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Thank Timo R
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2014

very good service, good food, unusuall for Tunis. interoir design is fantastic, we visited twice in July.

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Thank Firas S
Tunis, Tunisia
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We did not hâve a good dinner at essaraya restaurant. We had dinner during ramadan and the food was awful. The location is excellent, the décoration of the restaurant as well, but the food is réally awful and quite expensive.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Essaraya is housed in a grandiose old mansion with impressive and ornate decor in the heart of the Medina, Tunis' old city. The first impression is very positive and charming. Once you sit at your table though, things start getting worse. The service is terrible -totally indifferent bordering on rudeness. The food is mediocre and uninspired at best, and unfortunately... More 

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Thank TheCapedTraveller
Rolle, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

this restaurant is located in an old Ottoman house, inside the Medina, they also have a boutique selling local art and handicraft items and at the top of the house you'll find a terrace overlooking the Medina, where you can have a tea or a chicha.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Diner, Gastropub, Tunisian, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6, Rue Ben Mahmoud Beb Menara | Toujane 6045 gabes tunisie, Tunis 6045, Tunisia (Formerly Essaraya)
  • Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Tunis Governorate  >  Tunis
  • Phone Number: +216 96 958 004
Description
Je suis allée en Tunisie en 2011. J'ai séjourné à Dkhilet Toujane , j'y suis allée avec mon beau-père Tunisien et ma mère et je suis montée au village de Toujane, j'ai trouvé ce village particulièrement accueillant et magnifique, les gens sont très sympathique et chaleureux. J'y suis retournée plusieurs fois. J'ai été au Relais Auberge Ben Ahmed Kilani où les propriétaires sont très gentils, j'ai meme eu le plaisir d'essayer le tissage de tapis. J'ai vraiment aimé mon séjour et j'y retournerai cet été avec plaisir :)

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