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avenue de Tivoli 8, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
+41 21 312 69 69
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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Bangkok, Thailand
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy the place, the sushis werevery good. I was very happy of the visit. The only problem was the soya sauce that had a very weird taste ! The service was quick, and the waitress very kind. Very cute food presentation.

Thank KhunAnn
Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Warm welcome (even with the Passport Gourmand) from the delightful staff. Delicious seaweed salad and edamame followed by the very best sushi I have eaten in Lausanne for a very long time!!! My daughter's Chicken Teriyaki was also a hit!! Thanks so much - we'll be back soon!!

Thank KiwiFee
Casale Monferrato, Italy
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189 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My co-workers and I went there on Valentine's night for dinner. There are only special Valentine's menu. There are 4 choices, there were 4 of us..so we ordered all 4 menu. Food is good and the taste is fine. The quality of fish is not the top but given the level of this restaurant, it's okay for the price. I... More 

Thank patboonya
Rapperswil, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Chose this Restaurant by "accident" and were very happy about it. The Service was very friendly and fast. The Food was super authentic and fresh: Chose the gyozas - whithout exageration they belong to the best ones we ever ate. As main we enjoyed the delicious udon soup (crunchy veggies) and the waferthin cut ginger Beef. The only Point which... More 

Thank Nadine B
Lausanne, Switzerland
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank riccardo t
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 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 ;))

Thank Pierre C
Lausanne, Switzerland
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263 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 

Thank GroteAppel
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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.

2 Thank Jimmyjimone
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

Thank Bruno B
Paris, France
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

5 Thank FreddyFreediver50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?