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rue Enning 2/1er, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 98 00
18:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, but very pricy especially when the you consider the slow service. Luckily the older waitress was really nice

Thank Akira Z
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Just arrived in Lausanne, we were attracted by the oriental shaped neons around the windows. The restaurant is on the 2nd floor, and the entry door is barely visible... but inside the place is big, and quite busy on a Saturday night. Our table neighbor told us about the ticket you need to pick under the entry mat to get... More 

Thank Eric W
Paris, France
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I quite liked the decoration of the restaurant... it was comfortable and ambient. The menu offers many different options, notably a large (cold) mezze section and different types of couscous dishes. If you are a vegetarian, you will have plenty of options. The food itself was average... no huge complaints, it just wasn't delicious. The price is (as far as... More 

Thank jessicamclement
Lausanne, Switzerland
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The restaurant has a nice decor, with a peculiar ceiling. The service is really nice. Nevertheless, it was very noisy, and we had problems to talk to each other. Talking about food, we ordered merguez and a combo of 9 different meze: the quality of the merguez was just great, tasty and spicy, perfect with harissa! On the other side... More 

Thank riccardo t
Lausanne, Switzerland
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279 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

The place has not changed in years; you still find vouchers for free merguez below the carpet at the entrance. The tables are way to close to one another so you cannot have a private conversation and you cannot avoid any conversation around you. People smoke in the staircase leading to the restaurant so every time to door opens and... More 

Thank VBNR
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We visited Couscous while visiting Lausanne for a few days and we're not disappointed. The decor and layout were very cool, giving the feeling of a cozy restaurant while still having plenty of room to ourselves. The food was absolutely amazing. Definitely go for one of the Mezzés, which are lots of smaller plates, so you can try and share... More 

Thank Elan H
Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We ordered vegetarian couscous and it was huge disappointment, old veggies with some kind of souce that tasted like coloured water. The price was much too high. I strongly don't recommend going there if you are vegetarian or if you are not. You will get better deal by any street imbiss.

Thank Leyleh
Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Dont go! are the best words to describe this restaurant. Really DONT ever go!!! is even better if you are a vegitarian . Now, a few facts are important so that the BAD review is grounded in fact. > The food was flavorless > The sauces are very watery. > The restaurant is understaffed. What is not acceptable is that... More 

1 Thank Arthur C
Menlo Park, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Easy to find, super nice interior, friendly waitress and super yummie food. We had a special dish for 2 Persons with contained 9 plates with different dishes (served mostly vegetarian and cold). You should def. go there!!! Oh and have some maroccan mint tea.

Thank nadjacarina
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

A bit expensive but enjoyed the dinner (chicken tagine). I got it to-go and the waiter was very helpful.

Thank khalidgalant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 01:30
18:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Enning 2/1er, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 98 00
This legendary oriental restaurant offers you a wide choice of Moroccan and vegetarian dishes, Lebanese mezzes, as well as a selection of excellent wines. A performance of oriental dancing every Wednesday.

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