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“Persian restaurant with most amiable service”
Review of Alounak Restaurant

Alounak Restaurant
Ranked #160 of 1,983 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centre
Description: Alounak is where Vegetarians and Non Vegetarians can happily share their table to please their palate!Menu Vegetarian & Mediterranean,also Seafood & Meat! pleas check always with phone or visit our website for opening time!Thanks
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Recovering from New Year Eve hangover (food-wise) we went for vegetarian meals. They were good, but the service was the highlight - a single gentleman attending 4 tables, having a good recommendation, nice small talk and even a humorous story for everyone.

Thank SaschaAce
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Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I visited Alounak after reading several of the great reviews posted here and we are so thankful we did. Initially we were a bit wary as the restaurant was empty but do not let this deter you. In fact we are grateful we were the only patrons for most of our meal as it gave us time to chat with the owner who was so friendly and made us feel most welcome. The food was outstanding. I am a vegetarian and Nice has been an endless cheese and bread eating experience so enjoying the vegetarian mezze and salad was a real treat. My husband really enjoyed his tajine lamb, commenting on how well spiced his dish was. After some time chatting the owner even brought us over a half caraf of wine on the house, sharing his mom's philosophy "be good to good people. " enjoy your next dinners here, we certainly did!

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1  Thank MerrilM
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

The vegetarian food (vine leaves, tajine, onion soup and ratatouille) was delicious, but the service is truly outstanding. The owner seems to run the place all by himself, he truly cares about making your meal enjoyable. The wine was as good as he promised it to be. If we ever return to Nice, we will be sure to visit again.

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3  Thank Sjoerd d
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

The service is the best bit about this restaurant; the owner is very friendly and speaks very good English. You can tell he is passionate about his food, his business and his vision for vegetarians to be able to eat at the same restaurant as non-vegetarians.

Of the dishes we tried, the Tajine with potatoes was definitely the best. It's a curry/stew with a nice tomato-ish flavour. It looks like it would be fairly nutritious too. As has been said in another review, the food could have been warmed up more, although certainly not cold.

The Tajine goes well with the house beer too.

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Thank Eucalypto
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Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Where there quite early and pretty sure the kitchen was not officially open. But we where made to feel at home. Enjoyed a sample of the dishes, such as aubergine caviar, very fresh and crispy Shiraz salad. Tagine chicken was better then the ratatouille (strange choice, though flavorsome).

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2  Thank boards2x
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