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Oniwa

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avenue de Tivoli 8, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
+41 21 312 69 69
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11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The atmosphere is not a typical Japanese restaurant: it looks like they just kept the furnitures of the previous restaurants and added some Japanese cliché. nevertheless, the staff is really friendly. even though the service was really slow, it was worthy the waiting: we really enjoyed our mixed sushi/rolls/uramaki. Take care: if you go by car it's almost impossible to... More 

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Thank riccardo t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Best Japanese in town. Sushi are amazing, crispy beef is amazing and fried ravioli are simply awesome. Enjoy;)) Trust me we have four very demanding children and it's oniwa or nothing ;))

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Thank Pierre C
Lausanne, Switzerland
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233 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I recently dined at this small sushi restaurant that was out of the way in Lausanne. The sushi was surprisingly decent and the prices not terribly high. But the place was so depressing. It was a Tuesday night but besides another table, I was the only person there. The decor is quite odd. A bunch of books are stacked along... More 

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Thank GroteAppel
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The sushi was very good and isn't too expensive, but the rest was average. For instance the miso soup tasted exactly like what you get in a supermarket. The main thing to improve is service. It was unbelievably slow and disorganised.

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2 Thank Jimmyjimone
Losanna
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

It is a little friendly restaurant. The ambient is cosy ad warm. Their food quality is quite good, although we did not try sushi. we had an amazing tataki thon and grilled raviolis followd by a wonderful shrimp tempura and a chicken teriyaki. All very good! The service is warm and friendly, but their french is a little low and... More 

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Thank Bruno B
Paris, France
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

It seems like when it comes to sushi the Chinese don't get it. There are numerous examples in Paris but at least there are cheaper than Oniwa. The menus priced between 55 and 75 Swiss Francs are horribly expensive for the quality. Miso soup is too salty (very likely instantly prepared stuff), sashimi is very average (tuna especially), and sushi... More 

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5 Thank FreddyFreediver50
Prangins, Switzerland
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108 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Cho cho is the place in toen for sushi.. Best sushi you will find in lausanne.. Been there at least 10 time and never got disapointed..

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Thank Steve H
Lausanne, Switzerland
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125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

I have been to this restaurant for a dinner and my overall impression is good. Hereafter my review: - Warm welcome - Nice and friendly staff - Very good and fresh dishes especially Sushi - Old fashion decoration but ok - Reasonable price if you take dish of the day. Otherwise it’s a bit pricey (~ 100 CHF for 2... More 

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Morges, Switzerland
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Went there with the family and one baby. The restaurant does not have a high chair, so pack yours in your car if you can. And there is no changing table in the toilet. The restaurant's decoration is a bit old and kitsch. But this kitsch somehow fits the place. We went there on a Saturday lunch time, and the... More 

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Thank Carolyn T
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Well it was okay. I don't know what more to say. We had breaded prawns and grilled dim sum. Both were kind of ok. Then we had udon noodles with fruit de mer and salmon teriyaki. Noodles were ok, so was the salmon though a little overcooked. We arrived at the restaurant at 910 and it wasn't until 930 we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: avenue de Tivoli 8, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 69 69

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