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“lovely place and food”
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El Ons
Cuisines: Tunisian
Description: diagonally opposite the Movenpick and the Riadh Palms
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Description: diagonally opposite the Movenpick and the Riadh Palms
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We had 2 meals here and both were excellent. Not the most celubrious place in Sousse but the service and food was excellent - especially the couscous.
The restaurant overlooks the main road so you can look at life whilst eating!
Well recommended.
Tunisiamad

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4  Thank Tunisiamad
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

If you wanna try Tunisian tacine foods, this is the best place ever. So quite and nice.

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Thank Wolf_Turk
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

Thanks to TA reviewers - this went on my list of restaurants to look out for and we were sufficiently pleased with our meals that we ate there 3 times. (It's right at the start of B. 7 Novembre, diagonally opposite the Movenpick hotel. It's upstairs, not to be confused with a completely different restaurant beneath, so it was good to people watch whilst we ate.) Don't be put off by the big screen. On one night there was a female French singer in concert and the other two nights were football matches with the volume turned down. It wasn't intrusive. It was quiet as we're out of season, but all other customers were (I assume) local - which is a recommendation. The waiter was a very efficient, helpful, really well presented young man. The most important thing for us - the food - was delicious. There is still a complementary starter; previous reviewer had soup but we had two different salads, savoury omelette, fresh bread and herb butter. Our first meal was a shared fresh fish platter; our second was one steak tourneado with mushroom sauce and one mixed grill; our third was a shared steak chateau briande. All were really good meals and decently priced at around 50TD (£25) for 2, including a large water and large beer. We certainly were pleased!

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2  Thank UkAnnalondon
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Reviewed December 17, 2010

A small friendly restaurant serving good value Tunsian and international dishes. Try the ojja (eggs in a spicy tomato sauce with seafood).
The video screen can be a bit off-putting.

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4  Thank 2travellers35
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Reviewed November 2, 2010

We came across this restaurant by accident on our first search for dinner. I actually thought we were being directed to the first floor of a street-level restaurant but they were two completely different establishments. It was one of those happy chances which make life more interesting.

We’d already scanned the menu, and noted an interesting mix of dishes. A deeper study confirmed our first impression, and it was a bit difficult to settle on a single dish, but we decided to give the local seafood a try – fish platter for two, and to wash it down, what better than a bottle of their best wine? We kept thinking how extravagant we were being, but the actual cost was about £19 for the fish and £11 for the wine. At home we pay as much in our local Chinese buffet and there’s just no comparison.

The waiter was very helpful and efficient. Within a minute of taking our order he was back with the wine, and then a short time later with some bowls of an unknown food which we later discovered was lamb soup, accompanied by fiery tomato dip, olives, a plate with squares of tortilla and a couple of those fried pastries the Turks call borek, a pot of herb butter, and a basket of wonderful country-style bread. This was the “cover”. In a lot of places you’d be lucky to get the butter to go with the bread but this was serious nibbling and the only thing which reined us back was the thought of the main course to come.

The fish platter consisted of spanking fresh swordfish, mussels, prawns (those lovely, big, sweet ones), calamari and tiny tender clams, with fresh salad and vegetables. There was so much of everything we were unable to finish – what a shame. We ate looking down on the street below where a never-ending stream of traffic passed, completely content.

The following night and every night afterwards we made our way straight there to sample more of the menu – each time we got our delicious warm lamb soup and all the accompaniments to nibble on whilst waiting for the main course to be prepared. Every meal was interesting, delicious, and great value, the service could not have been bettered, and we had cheery greetings from all the staff as we walked through the door – they really made you feel that you were welcome guests.

El Ons is situated diagonally opposite the Riyadh Palms and the Movenpick hotels, on the main road to Port El Kantaoui.

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3  Thank MRMLeeds
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