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L'Orient

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Mediterranean, Tunisian
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7 Rue Ali Bach Hamba, Tunis, Tunisia
+216 71 252 061
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Winnipeg, Canada
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858 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is an old-style Tunisian eating house; fine fresh fish, great salads and in my case, a magnificent couscous. It is totally unpretentious, and the service is good if a touch brisk. The food is delightful (particularly recommend the Tunisian salad), and the Tunisian wine surprisingly delightful. Don't bank on being able to use a credit card though, the machine... More 

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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, very authentic food from Tunisia; fresh fish; nice brick, good wine and beer selection. Good service. Average decoration but all together a place to recommend!

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Thank olivier p
Oslo, Norway
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

A pleasant restaurant with good traditional food, and nice surroundings. Smoke-free too, as opposed to most other places we visited. Nice wine-list, though only very few were actually available. The quality was good, though.

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Thank Gøril H
Vancouver, Canada
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230 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Close to where I was staying, a Hotel Tiba (excellent)... It is better in the inside tan it looks from out side. Good waiter, good prices...approx 20 dinars...they have wine and beer, again at fair prices. If you are staying near the Medina?...give it a try

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Thank John L
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

As my title suggest the 1st thing we will discover is the open refrigerator showing available raw fish for you to choose from. But once you select you might not believe that how could that smelly fish can be served in this testy treat and as a bonus the ever smiling stuffs.

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Hadlow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by its exterior appearance! This was opposite our hotel (Tiba) and we never thought of going in because of how it looked from outside. However, I spotted it on our Lonely Planet guide and thought we should give it a go. The inside was a pleasant surprise. The tables were all dressed in white and set up... More 

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London
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We ate here early evening when it was very quiet - all the Tunisian classics on the menu, fine in all regards but lacking any wow factor. Good wine - Gris de Tunisie and pleasant staff. Reasonably priced, so not a bad choice by any means

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Thank wedrowiec
Cairo
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330 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

There are a lot of fast food "restaurants" next to Tunis' main axe... But this restaurant deserves to be mentioned! I love the interior, the decor... And above all the food and drinks! For 25 dinar I had great food, two nice fish and some starters... Well, I feel like in times long long ago!!! Hopefully this restaurant will last... More 

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Thank sakkara11
Alghero
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

On a side street off of Tunis' main boulevard, L'Orient looks pretty seedy, especially at night, but inside the 1956 decor is delightfully dated, the service friendly and attentive and the food plentiful and inexpensive. A big seafood lunch for two with wine was 69 TD. As the European shores of the Med are losing their fish stocks to over-fishing,... More 

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Thank Reed E
UK
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Came for lunch. Obviously highly rated by the locals. Excellent food, attentive no-nonsence service, and reasonable value.

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Tunisian
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Rue Ali Bach Hamba, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Tunis Governorate  >  Tunis
  • Phone Number: +216 71 252 061

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