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Restaurant Chez Michel

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6 rue des Catalans, 13007 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 52 64 22
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I almost missed out on this most amazing dining experience because of the inaccurate reviews I read: some said the service was really bad and rude (which was totally opposite of what I got), and I didn't even dress up (i wore t shirt and shorts). I came to Marseille wanting to try the bouillabaisse. I did not make any... More 

Thank Jeremy H
Sarasota, Florida
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant if you love seafood and are not on a budget. Expect to pay around 100 Euro per person. There is really one thing to order and it is bouillabaisse. And it is worth every euro. Not only is the food great but so is the experience. From the showing the uncooked fresh fish at your... More 

Thank Kenneth R
Yesilkoy, Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Marceille for two nights second night we went to Chez Michel. Excellent taste,perfect presentation and good quality wine,but not cheap.

Thank Cem B
Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Obviously I am not rich enough nor do I look it. So I gathered from the looks that I got when I got in. But what can I say, I travel light which means without jacket and tie. My fancy friends had told me to go there to try the "best" bouillabaisse in France. I'll admit it was good but... More 

Thank LucRolland
Marseillan, France
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98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Always wanted to try an authentic "Bouillabaisse" in Marseille and, if you do too, go here! Its pricy, but now and again in life you have to say 'who cares' and treat yourselves. We both had that classic dish. Brilliantly cooked fish, served alongside a bowl of the most delicious piping hot broth in which you added fish as required... More 

1 Thank RichardKemm
Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Describing the taste of a dish is very personal, but you can take my word that the bouillabaisse served here since 1946 has to be the best. The head waiter shows you which fresh fish that will be used in the dish, and takes them directly to the kitchen to be prepared. Once prepared, they are again presented so you... More 

1 Thank Marcabo1
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We wanted to have a fish soup in Marseilles and having been very disappointed by our meal at the Miramar restaurant in August this year, my friend recommended a restaurant which is highly reputed in Marseilles, Chez Michel. We went for lunch and the restaurant was packed. We chose the fish soup (not the bouillabaisse), which had a thick consistency... More 

1 Thank Nayantara1954
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice traditional Marseille restaurant with lovely, knowledgable staff. Restaurant was suggested by our hotel and the only reason I can't give it a 5 is that one of our party did not like fish and there was no alternative. I don't dispute that this is the best place to go for bouillabaisse.

Thank Lee R
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

THE BEST place in this world to eat bouillabaisse Beautifully served, fish succulent and so fresh Been going there for over 35 years and standard is still very high. Enjoy ! !

Thank peachesun
Uzes, France
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had a great lunch here yesterday. We wanted to try an authentic Bouillabaisse and this is the place to go for it. We have tried many fabulous versions of this classic but wanted the original. The aoli and rouille were were great, the soup full of flavour and the fish nicely cooked accompanied by saffron potatoes. The fish was... More 

Thank JoanneRobyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$67 - US$148
French, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 rue des Catalans, 13007 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 91 52 64 22

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