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“Looks Tacky but Hidden Gem”
Review of L'Orient

L'Orient
Ranked #60 of 238 Restaurants in Tunis
Cuisines: Tunisian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 31, 2013

On a side street off of Tunis' main boulevard, L'Orient looks pretty seedy, especially at night, but inside the 1956 decor is delightfully dated, the service friendly and attentive and the food plentiful and inexpensive. A big seafood lunch for two with wine was 69 TD. As the European shores of the Med are losing their fish stocks to over-fishing, Tunisia's abundant, fresh fish supplies are all the more remarkable. L'Orient is a fine spot in downtown Tunis to appreciate this abundance,

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Came for lunch. Obviously highly rated by the locals. Excellent food, attentive no-nonsence service, and reasonable value.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The decor is very dated -- chairs covered in perma-plastic -- and the staff may appear a bit rude by western standards -- our waiter poured a taste of the wine and then put the bottle down and walked off. But the fish couscous was delicious -- one of us got a sea-bass, the other a halibut steak -- and you get a real feel for an authentic Tunis old-style restaurant that will have changed little in 50 years.

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

The food in L'Orient is good and reliable. It is a restaurant that has stood the test of time and provides a combination of Franco-Tunisienne cuisine along with friendly service. The decor is somewhat dated but if you like food then don't worry about the decoration. It is charming in a 1950s sort of way. Location is good in the center of the city just around the corner from the Avenue Bourguiba. They serve wine and beer. They also have a large, non-smoking area. I believe there is a spot for smokers but can't say for sure although most restaurants do.

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