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Restaurant Marathon Ethiopien

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Elsaesserstrasse 83 | Near Dreirosenbrücke tram stop, Basel 4056, Switzerland
+41 61 691 05 03
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Reuver, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So, the good or better said great thing is the food. The two of us had the marathon dish which is a 3 course menu for two or more through the Ethiopian kitchen. Eating with your hands, bread and amazing food!! Must try! 65 CHF for two is a steal, worth every frank. The guy who served us, extremely friendly,... More 

Thank Renehorsch
Paris, France
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94 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

You need to stop at tram stop Dreirosenbrücke (tram 1, 14, 8) and walk 15 meters with the Dreirosenbrücke (the bridge) behind you. Once you pass the crossroads, you stay on the left side near the BASF/Novartis building and the Marathon restaurant is just there. The owner who happened to be the manager is very cordial and with zero pretention... More 

Thank Aladji A
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Restaurant is now located on Horburgstrasse 15. Service is very kind, helpful and easygoing. We sat at terrace and enjoyed delicious traditional food. Portions are really big and supported by very tasty bread. This place is really a treasure in gastroworld of Basel.

Thank Karolina W
Basel, Switzerland
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This place is just great! Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff, and Ethiopian food of great quality. We had the Marathon special, which is a tasting platter – and everything was perfect. The only problem was that it was too much food for the two of us. We will definitely come back now that we have finally located this gem.

Thank Lommelun
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

As a previous reviewer pointed out - this restaurant can be found at Offenburgerstrasse 32 4057 Basel Telefon 061 691 05 03 .... (Google/Trip Advisor has many different addresses ... ignore them!) A very friendly restaurant, with good food and friendly service. Great to go in a large group ..... We went mid week, and only challenge was it was... More 

1 Thank BillSteve
Basel, Switzerland
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Thats because the Restaurant called Marathon is - and has been for some time - located at Offenburgerstrasse 32 4057 Basel Telefon 061 691 05 03 On the corner of Offenburgerstrasse and Breisacherstrasse, as someone pointed out, in Kleinbasel near Bläsiring. Now that that is sorted out, it is really worth a visit! I really enjoy Ethiopian cuisine and this... More 

Thank Plesiosaur
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349 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Marathon is an Ethiopian restaurant located in a residential neighbourhood about a 2 minute walk away from the Blaesiring tram stop on the Number 8 tram. My food was very good, portions plentiful, and the price was very reasonable. Nice outdoor seating in a quiet area.

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Restaurant Details

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African, Ethiopian
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  • Address: Elsaesserstrasse 83 | Near Dreirosenbrücke tram stop, Basel 4056, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 691 05 03

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