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Red Sea

rue de la Tour 17, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
+41 21 311 03 87
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“injera” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
rue de la Tour 17, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've found it by chance, but I was amazed. What convinced even more was the presence of many people from Ethiopia eaten and hanging around the place. Injera is amazing and the zighini (btw. I missed th egg) was enough spicy (I would suggest more...More

Thank josephvivits
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I went for lunch on a weekday. Standard furnishings and Ethiopian handicraft wall decorations. As usual there was a gaggle of African men sitting around drinking beer but being inoffensive to anyone. The place smelled like onions which made my eyes water a bit. But...More

Thank jaxzibit
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and the waiter adorable. He offered us ethiopian tea after the dinner and was very attentive. Also the prices are pretty cheap, they exclusively use swiss meat. Great place!

Thank lulaajoy
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing, so amazing that I ate here three days in a row. Being an Eritrean it's usually hard to go out and find a restaurant that makes home made style meals . Not only is the food amazing but the chef is...More

Thank Rahwa G
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A real nice surprise, a 25 francs meal in Lausanne that is tasty, well done and interesting. If you don't mind eating with your fingers, go for it!

Thank JakCv
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Look at the photo at the head of this entry. This is the Red Sea special, an exciting selection of dishes all served on traditional sour dough pancakes. Eaten with the fingers, it tastes particularly good. We were given a very warm welcome and this...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I visited this place last night with friends and we had a great experience at this lovely little hidden Ethiopian restaurant. The very friendly staff helped us in a kind not rushed way, which made us feel extremely at ease. The owner was so warm...More

Thank sarvando3
Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you look for fine food or a fancy place, this is not for you. It is a small restaurant with nice colors; service is polite (and quick for us, but there was no one else there), food is within average, but according to my...More

Thank gianlucarosso1978
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant in Lausanne, food is absolitely delicious and staff is very friendly. Definitely recommend this place!

1  Thank leitemarco
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The (New) Red Sea restaurant offers the best African cuisine, in a family-friendly environment. Really enjoyed the meals there during my visit to Lausanne. Cheers!

1  Thank Bernard O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de la Tour 17, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 311 03 87
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