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“Best chinese restaurant in lausanne”
Review of NOUVEAU KAZOKU

NOUVEAU KAZOKU
Ranked #25 of 772 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$40
Cuisines: Sushi, European, Japanese, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I strongly recommend the secret manu! Almost all of them are my faverate dishes. In summary, perfect food & service, good price.

Thank Qiqun Z
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Lovely and cozy japanese restaurant, pretty cheap as well. With a highly talented chef, who makes the best sushi in Lausanne, and welcoming waitresses. I go to Kazoku at least once a month, with friends or family, it has become a tradition. The buffet has a rich variety of food, and is both cheap (for a buffet in Switzerland) and delicious. And the sushi, just wow, no other words needed.
Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone passing by or living in Lausanne.

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Thank Leonardo B
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The best Cantonese restaurant in Lausanne!! Made reservations before going
環境整潔 服務態度極佳 對客人親切有禮 價格也很公道 非常道地的廣東菜
建議可提前預約試試私房菜

Thank Cheng J
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

My wife and I are Chinese and moved from New York, and whenever we go back to the states, we are often asked: is there Chinese food in Switzerland? And I say, yes, there is one, called Kazoku. And they usually arch an eyebrow and make a face that seems to say, ah, sorry to hear, chin up old boy. But I always then say, ah, but Kazoku is all we want and need.

Kazoku has been "Nouveau" since early 2016 when present management took over, an unfailingly friendly and determined couple from Hong Kong. There is a buffet and a sushi menu, but the real gem and the real reason to patronize their establishment are their private unadvertised dishes. You call a day or two ahead to order, and they - are - sumptuous. It alters the day-to-day existence for those of us who the crave rich, authentic flavors of China that are perhaps not compatible with local palates. We forget we are not in a metropolis where such genuine savoriness are often tucked away in ethnic quarters. We have brought friends from New York here for Sichuan hot pot and wine and an hour into our meal one remarked how much it felt like we were just chowing down at a joint in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Kazoku makes food that transports us.

What is on their secret menu? You'll have to call and ask. Adhering to the philosophies of the chefs who only work with the best ingredients available on any given day, the chef evolves his menu with the seasons. In the winter there is, for example, an emphasis on boar and deer. Seafood is a specialty, especially in soups where the flavors are thick and aromatic and are made and served in large clay pots, true to the taste found in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. No watery lunch special wonton soups here. I mentioned Sichuan hot pot earlier, which are just as "ma" (numbing) and "la" (spicy) as those found in Chongqing. There is even Peking duck, the skin crispy as a chip, wrapped in homemade rice wraps with a sweet glaze. Of course, if simple walnut chicken or beef & broccoli is your thing, he makes killer versions of them too. Top it all off with a wide selection of tea brewed with loose leaves. The proprietor is a connoisseur and can recommend teas that pair with both your mood or your food.

The chef spends his downtime doing R&D, and so during holidays there are often extra special menus. For Valentines day they featured a four course tasting menu starring Japanese Wagyu (A5+) sizzled on top a hot bed of Himalayan sea block. Put a slice in your mouth and it will melt like a slab of perfectly seasoned beef-infused butter. Your eyes will roll with intoxication.

Pay no attention to those who complain about the price or the ambiance. What you're getting here simply cannot be found anywhere nearby. Come to Kazoku for the real deal, not for a quick fix. For native Chinese, come for a taste of home you surely miss. For others, come and try with an open mind! Put yourselves in their hands and they will take care of you. The restaurant is a labor of their love and the food is the artistic expression of their chef. It may not be for everyone, but for those that click with them, Kazoku is all you'd want and need.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

last night we just had a wonderful night with 20 friends there and it's an amazing night that I will remember for a long time. Firstly,the food was prepared carefully and tasty. Then the owners are a young couple and you can real feel how much they love their little restaurant and are also proud of it. Worth going!

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Thank Yu Q
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