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Restaurant Gazelle d'Or Village Africain

#253 of 1,506 Restaurants in Geneva
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rue de Lyon 55, Geneva 1203, Switzerland
+41 22 340 33 50
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Lake Geneva
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232 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Having spent time in the Horn of Africa, we love to enjoy an evening at La Gazelle d'Or where one immediately gets into the atmosphere of a restaurant in Addis Ababa. The food is excellent, wonderfully spiced and well presented injeras, with tender lamb, beef and chicken. The welcoming and friendly service and the background Ethiopian music add to the... More 

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Thank Muverans
London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Try this restaurant if you want truly authentic Ethiopian cuisine. The injera and wot, which is my touchstone in an Ethiopian meal, were amazing. The lentils, lamb tibs and beef were first class. Don't expect poshness but try this place, preferably in a group of four, if you want to enjoy the full range of the platter. The coffee ,... More 

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Thank Prema K
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a good example of - dont judge a restaurant by its outside looks and location. Situated a short walk from the main trainstation in a diverse area of Geneva the first impression was somewhat "okayyyy" what will we be expecting especially as the first thing you see is the Pizzaria part of the restaurant. Well once through... More 

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Thank Sebastian P
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Food was very tasty. Somewhat new for me which made it even better. There was a huge group of maybe 19 people. We shared the big baskets between 4. There was plenty of food to go around. Plentt of things to try. The communal basket of food was great fun with a group of friends.

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Thank Kevin M
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

leave the streets of Geneva and you walk into a village like atmosphere that reminds you of an Ethiopian/Eritrean village. The family run restaurant serves excellent Ethiopian Ingera served with lentils and vegetables with different choices of meats. a nice place for relaxation and enjoying great food.

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Thank Pradeep K
Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Totally unexpected decor and ambiance inside the restaurant. The food is good, consistent and always served with great attitude and conviviality. The pizza was better in the past but I'm sure it will pick up again.

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Thank Heathaba
Geneva, Switzerland
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This restaurant is offering great african ambiance and dishes. The taste of dishes doesn't change in years, same as good and positive energy of people which welcome you and serve you in restaurant.

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Thank sanyusha
Geneva
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We have been going to La Gazelle d'Or for over 20 years now and the place is always as good. Tasty food, good service, nice atmosphere, welcoming owner. We recommend it!

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Thank VPythonGeneva
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

You don’t expect it. From the outside it looks just like any other regular restaurant in the area. When you walk in passed the giant aquariums, you find yourself on an evening stroll in an African village. Under each “hut” are low raffia woven tables surrounded by chairs and benches. Those raffia tables soon turn into the center of activity,... More 

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nyon
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant for years. I remember having a great time there as a kid as each table has it's own "hut". The food is very good and the atmosphere nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$45
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Lyon 55, Geneva 1203, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 340 33 50

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