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Le Cigalon

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route d' Ambilly 39 | Geneve, Thonex 1226, Switzerland
+41 22 349 97 33
00:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant but quite far outside the Geneva city centre, you will need 20 minutes to reach it by car. It is literally adjacent to a former French border control point. We took the tapas tasting surprise menu. In general we enjoyed it even though some dishes were hit and miss. Some for example were quite spicy some other felt... More 

Thank AsiaLovers
Corinne B, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Merci pour votre gentil message. Juste une chose m'interpelle, nous ne vendons pas le champagne rosé à 25.- mais... More 

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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem brilliant top fish restaurant. Very nice terrace. Good selection of wines. Clearly recommended

Thank esalagean
Geneva, Switzerland
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Visited Le Cigalon for a dinner with friends. The first impression is that of a welcoming small restaurant, located just meters from the French border. The chef is at the door to say "Bienvenue" and the tables are set in the garden on the rear. All tables are taken by guests in an evening of a week-day at the end... More 

Thank Marco B
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

To visit if you like fish and sea food , a little far from Geneva city center but easy to find :) Nice terrace, very good service with the smile :)

Thank Laurence A
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Excellent, constant good cooking. Original dishes that change with the seasons. Service discreet and efficient.

Thank Madeleine C
mamanchat, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this review

Bonjour Madeleine, Thank you for your nice message and sorry for my late reply. Best regerd, Corinne Bessire More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

We went there for a lunch last week. Four of us ordered the Fish menu. The fish of the day is monk fish (lotte). Everything is fine but nothing more impressive to add. We have tried some Michelin star restaurants in this area and this one just taste fine. The service is good.

Thank Lalita R
mamanchat, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this review
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Merci Lalita pour votre message. Nous proposons effectivement chaque jour un Fish lunch différent, celui ci est proposé en fonction... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This restaurant is a real surprise in the zone between Geneva and neighbouring France at the end of the tram line. Fresh, interesting ingredients with a chef who clearly knows what he is doing with imagination. There is a lovely terrace next to the kitchen's herb garden and a good sized main 'salle'. The fish is very fresh and you... More 

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mamanchat, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this review
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Bonjour Helen, Merci pour votre magnifique "anglo-message" j'espère que celui-ci permettra d'attirer les anglophones de Genève et d'ailleurs. Au plaisir... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

Excellent food and wine. All dishes are fresh and original..... I had the impression of being in a restaurant close to the sea. Even bread is outstanding (try the "pain aux algues)!

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mamanchat, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this review
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Bien cher Stourette, C'est avec beaucoup de retard que je réponds à votre gentil message. Finalement nous allons renommer notre... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We went to this restaurant recommended by some friends in Portugal. They told us wonderful things about the dishes served here (specially the fish) and the very nice and professional owners. We were not disappointed at all. We had a great meal, beautifully cooked and served with top quality products. A great restaurant to try if you are near Geneva!

Thank Pedro W
mamanchat, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your message, we are delighted that our small restaurant transcends borders and especially in Portugal or to eat very good fish too. Hope see you soon Corinne Bessire More 

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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We had a fanstastic fish dinner at the Cigalon. The freshness of the seafood and fish was outstanding. The Chef is a very good cook, and the service was very friendly. Only the wine list is a little too short for my taste. We will come back!

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mamanchat, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this review
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Bonjour Monsieur, A mon tour de vous remercier d'avoir choisi le Cigalon pour déguster poissons et crustacés. et promis, La... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$54 - US$151
French, European, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: route d' Ambilly 39 | Geneve, Thonex 1226, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Thonex
  • Phone Number: +41 22 349 97 33
The best Fish Restaurant in Geneva since 21 years.

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