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“A fantastic Restaurant and a must visit when in Marseille”

Toinou Les Fruits de Mer
Ranked #91 of 2,111 Restaurants in Marseille
Price range: $11 - $33
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Seafood market and eating
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A fantastic Restaurant and a must visit when in Marseille”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

We love crustaceans and this would have to be our best meal in Marseille. The seafood is super fresh, the service is warm and friendly and the prices are reasonable. You can eats lots or just a little. The atmosphere in the restaurant reflected the style. Outside is a stall selling crustaceans. We had oysters and dessert others were devouring crab, crayfish, mussels you name it.
If you can only have one meal in Marseille make this the one you have.

  • Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Ordinary crustaceaus restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Visited this lively central restaurant last night and found the menu solely based on oysters, mussels and other hard shells. Not really a seafood restaurant as not a single fish swum by (not even soupe de poisson) and the only hot option was moules mariniere & fries. The service was adequate but not as attentive or slick for the price you pay. The food was fine but it can't be that difficult to prepare seafood on ice without much cooking involved?! All in all, a very average 'seafood' restaurant for France much alike the ones you find everywhere else in the country. Quite underwhelmed.

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Thank Ben2027
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Toinou13000, Propriétaire at Toinou Les Fruits de Mer, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Dear Customer, we are specialized in SEASHELLS and crustacés. We DO NOT proceed fishes nor "soupe de poisson". And we are pround of it. Cooking fishes is another job. And offering Seashells and crustaceans is a very specific activity. We are sorry you did not find what you were looking for-fish- on our menus. See u soon... for real fresh and specialized seashells.
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Poznan, Poland
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic seafood!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

We visited this restaurant because because of TripAdvisor recommendation and we weren't disappointed! They served great and fresh seafood!! The mussels were delicious! I tasted an oysters first time in my life - it was fantastic experience! I have to come back there!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Tola-Pinocchio
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“go there if you like fresh seafood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

To all people who are afraid of fresh food from the catch of the morning: stay away and get a burger at one of the fast-food places. To all others: THIS IS THE PLACE TO EAT. Forget about bouillabaisse etc. This restaurant has the real specialities of Marseille.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Seafood master”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Toinou is a seafood restaurant at the same time they have an open air shop just outside the restaurant. We chose our seafood by ourselves (not from the menu) and it was very well served, must visit lunch or dinner

  • Visited September 2012
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