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L'Etoile d'Orient

#489 of 2,833 Restaurants in Lyon
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31 rue des Remparts D Ainay, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 41 07 87
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Really tasty food, and an excellent range of choices for both meat eaters and vegetarians, in a pretty central location. The staff were so friendly. So good we came back two nights running.

Thank Jen B
Bengaluru, India
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I loved the food and the location of this place. the whole lane is filled with restaurants and surely you will get your type of food in this lane. This place has elaborate menu to choose from and thankfully had vegetarian options. I had a nice dinner with my friends from Lyon and quantity was also good for the price.

Thank DeepeshKS
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We wandered around Lyon on Sunday to discover most places were closed. A French man suggested we try here and it was a good recommendation. We had couscous with a veg stew and some very tasty meat cooked slow and low. It was really delicious and the staff were very friendly. We were in Lyon for #IREVFRA as you can... More 

Thank Rhona O
1 review
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

While walking around town we came upon the small but fantastic restaurant. The couscous was the best I have had in France. A must when in Lyon

Thank Loreen H
New Hampshire
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98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

My wife began with a drink of champagne with creme of fig,,,she loved it. We split the octopus salad which was lightly dressed with oil and vinegar and had very interesting olives, We then ordered the cous cous Royale which was fabulous. Having spent several years in Morocco, I can tell you this is the real deal. It brought back... More 

Thank Therealtruth22
Riga, Latvia
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

I've tried to eat here a year ago, but had no luck. This time it worked for me both times while the place was open. Two times it wasn't open at all, I think Monday and Tuesday they are off. At least in January. I liked what I've eaten. First time I had a vegetarian couscous menu, which is by... More 

Thank fulltune
Old Wives Lees
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

A great "couscous royale", the staff is very friendly and helpful, the price is very good for the quality!

Thank GianlucaMarvulli
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We really enjoyed the food and ambiance of this tunisian/moroccan restauran. Good service. Outdoor seating area. Near an 11th century basilica.

Thank cleopatrany
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2014

After having been sorely disappointed in many cities in France when trying to find a good couscous, my faith was restored after an evening spent in this restaurant. It seems that France has forgotten one of its favourite dishes inherited from North Africa. But not here. I had a couscous Royale - it was truly excellent. The meat was perfect... More 

Thank Ahmad A
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We have been to many countries where Coucous is the national dish. Here it is the same, good service, good taste and perfect decoration. If you want to enjoy, this is the place to.

Thank Lyon_Monde

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$13 - US$38
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tunisian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
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Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 rue des Remparts D Ainay, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 72 41 07 87
L'Etoile d'Orient welcomes you in a warm and authentic place to taste the pleasures of the Tunisian cuisine in the heart of historic distric of Ainay in Lyon. Couscous, tagines, oriental pastries, mint tea and a lot more await you at l'Etoile d'Orient.

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