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Restaurant Chez Michel

6 rue des Catalans, 13007 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 52 64 22
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“bouillabaisse” (93 reviews)
“soup” (23 reviews)
“fresh fish” (9 reviews)
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French, Mediterranean, Soups
6 rue des Catalans, 13007 Marseille, France
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

You cannot argue with the quality of the bouillabaisse - it is the genuine article and very freshly made (you see your fish before it goes into the pot). The owner is a character and I see from the reviews that some customers did not...More

Thank nancyjanin
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Please don't waste your time and money! We booked this place as it is supposed to be the best bouillabaisse place in Marseille. Granted that this is the first time I tried bouillabaisse so I'm hoping this restaurant is not a representative of this famous...More

Thank Fang Fang Z
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This place is so stiff it is almost a joke. The waiters are all dressed up in white jackets that don't fit them. They have a very arrogant way of talking and serving you. The bouillabaisse apparently is one of the best in Marseille and...More

Thank Matei C
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

You have to make a reservation they serve only one service .in front of the best , the best bouillabaisse we had. Fresh fish ,and so much to eat. Great experience .

Thank Taffoolie
Reviewed 15 June 2017

When we went to Marseille, we decided to have bouillabaisse. The only problem is that there are so many restaurants that serve bouillabaisse that you don’t know which one to choose. The reviews of Michel were very good, so we asked our taxi driver about...More

1  Thank Brussels-Chris
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The Google address is 8 Rue des Catalans, NOT 6 Rue des Catalans They do not acknowledge LAFOURCHETTE reservations exist, and will tell you you're SOL at the door. If you really want to eat here, you need to call and speak to them in...More

1  Thank Todd M
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Better have a reservation because this place generally does not take walk ins. I felt like I was in a very classy place. Yes decor was a bit dated but who cares the food was great. Upon arrival we were shown to our table and...More

Thank victorialynn7
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Ever since the 1960s when I first went to the south of France, I have been promising myself that I would one day visit Marseilles and treat myself to bouillabaisse at Chez Michel which I seem to remember always held a Michelin star. The moment...More

Thank julianmathias
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The décor is basic and dated. Service is kind of haphazard. The menu is limited (including the wine list), and too bad if some people in your party are vegetarians or don't like fish. What makes this 71-year old restaurant special is its very good...More

2  Thank Lam N
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Went there when I was in marseille and really wanted a delicious bouillabaisse. So I invited some of my family . Was told that the restaurant had a * Michelin so even better !! Very casual setting place ,tacky waiters with showing tattoos. The bouillabaisse...More

Thank Jerome T
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Lam N
9 June 2017|
Response from Jerome T | Reviewed this property |
Aucunes idées , je ne suis allé chez fonfon
9 May 2016|
Response from Lam N |
Only if you want special bouillabaisse, like with eel or snake.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$67 - US$148
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 rue des Catalans, 13007 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 91 52 64 22
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