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Le Sans Gene

#12 of 375 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4 rue du chemin vert, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 93 71 58
19:00 - 23:30
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I am always reluctant to go to places where you cook your own food as I then question what I'm paying for. The location is brilliant set just off the Main Street in the old part of the city not far from the castle. We got seated and told the rules on what and how to do things, and then... More 

Thank oggy101
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try a barbecue place here and this place was close to us so we decided to try after the reviews and pictures. We arrived and the workers spoke limited English. They told us that they were a "different" restaurant where "customers cook" and they just "supervise"? I'm going to write exactly what you're suppose... More 

Thank Carlota C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We were attracted in by the 'all you can eat and drink' menu. Not speaking or reading French, we didn't understand that the 'all you can drink' was red, white or rosé wine only! Not being wine drinkers, we had eight bottles of 25cl Heineken and were charged €36 for the beer! That works out at about £7-£8 a pint!!!... More 

Thank Mikeblockley
Roermond, The Netherlands
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Very good value for money. Great food (local meat, vegatables and desserts). For a fixed price you can eat and drink as much as you like. Kids (till 13) pay €15, adults €25. You choose your meat and it is grilled on the bbq. Vegetables can be cooked on a plate for you. Leave some space for the desserts! Very... More 

Thank 597Marco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Great place, unique concept. Very friendly. Loved the vegetable-buffet. It was not busy arriving at 19h. Good fun with my food-critical puberty-boys😉.

Thank Danielle L
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Lovely people and very helpful and enthusiastic at Sans Gene. The DIY restaurant is at the start of an ancient street literally stuffed with eating places , and they obviously wanted to offer something completely different. Basically, you pay your money and then help yourself to a massive variety of veg, which the chef cooks, and meats- which you cook... More 

1 Thank georgeeast
York, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Le Sens Gene has been reviewed many times already and rightly so receives very positive reviews. I have little new to add to those other than to say we had an excellent meal. The concept of cooking/barbecuing your own fun is unique and was excellent for my wife who likes to know her meat is well cooked. At an all... More 

Thank Ian G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

Staff very friendly, language barrier but was fun. Great way to interact with your friends by self cooking only 1 hot grill for everyone to use but got u talking to other ppl. Food spot on great selection of meat to cook. Unlimited drink red wine lovely, good price good location well worth a review

Thank Wayne P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Husband and I went here on a Monday night two weeks ago. We were just one of two couples in the restaurant-so I'm not sure the vibe was as it could have been. it is kind of like Fire and Ice in Boston or Stir Crazy in New York (You choose the bowl of vegetables and it is stir fried... More 

3 Thank nhhomebody
Herseaux, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

I went to the Sans Gene in Caen with my husband and my daughter of 15. I wanted to invite them there because of their internet site, which gives you the interest to come. You cook yourself and it is amazing. I must say that we were not disappointed at all. People are really kind, explain how it happens and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$30
French, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue du chemin vert, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 93 71 58
restaurant like no other single all inclusive :1 aperitif (white sangria) 1 coffee included ,the rest is unlimited entries ,brochettes,cheeses ,salads and homemade desserts ,drinks included wine (in moderation) and soda...feature of our institition and should not be everlooked is that the client is called upon to serve and cook their awon skewers on a barbecue ...open monday to saturday for dinner only and sunday lunch.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?