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“Food Great, Service Poor”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Koudou

Le Koudou
Ranked #122 of 1,875 Restaurants in Nice
Price range: $20 - $70
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Food Great, Service Poor”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Let's get the bad part out of the way. If the service had been better, then I would have given 4 stars because then you do not mind the prices. But for this kind of service, the price is too high. In fact, while we were there, the waiter tried to cheat some asian customers by making each of them pay the same price for a shared plate whereas all the number of items on the shared plate costs less separately for the same number than on the shared plate!!??? 12 oysters on the shared plate costs more than if they had each ordered 6 oysters. So if the shared plate cost 90 euros in total, he made them each pay 90 euros instead of 45 euros. Daylight robbery!!
That aside, the food was absolutely wonderful. service was very slow and not very polite. The location was good, though I would suppose that in summer it would be very noisy as it is right on the promenade. but in autumn it was great, the sun was shining and traffic of cars and pedestrians not disturbing. Not sure whether we would go there again, mainly because of the bad service and the impolite, almost careless, attitude of the staff. Luckily the waiter did not try to make us pay more than the price on the menu.

  • Visited October 2012
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“A great last dinner in town!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

It was a hot evening, the restaurant, located on the Promenade des Anglais is nicely decorated. The atmosphere had a touch of high class look and service. The food was good, the service as well. Nothing specific to remember for years to come but it overall contributed to the souvenir of a nice evening in Nice.

Visited September 2012
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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“A great location to enjoy seafood”
Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

Bob Hope once memorably commented on his love of France " Where lunch lasts longer than the government" - that was admittedly during the sixties but I think that contributors who complain about the speed of service in French restaurants should appreciate that the French would not thank their restaurants if they fired them in and out in 45 minutes which seems to be the desire of many of our cousins from across the Atlantic. Having got that rant out of the way, Koudou is therefore a typical French restaurant in that they expect the meal to be an pleasant unhurried experience. We sat down virtually at the same time as two French couples who were still having an animated discussion over the merits of various dishes on the menu and had not felt the need to order, when our starter arrived!
The whole dining experience was first class - the seafood was really fresh and interestingly prepared and the wine list was accessible to those without extremely deep pockets. The waiters were busy but not to the extent that you were frustrated trying to catch their eye. I have recommended Koudou to several friends who were planning to visit Nice.
I would probably recommend sitting inside as the smokers tend to congregate in the open-air part of the restaurant.

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“Good food - large servings.”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Service started slow then improved. Sea food excellent and very generous serves. Pleasant outside if you can put up with traffic noise however inside was fine.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Good fish restaurant”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Far more better than the tourist traps of vieux Nice. Good seafood. Meticulous service. In front of the Promenade des Anglais. Good views. I suggest their risotto with St.Jacques and gambas.

  • Visited September 2012
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