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“Great food, great service”
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Ranked #403 of 726 Restaurants in Lausanne
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

It was the day of my daughter – her birthday, and she always wanted to have some Korean food.
So I looked up all different kind of restaurants and even checked some in Geneva. Finally I had found this Restaurant which offers Korean BBQ “eat as much as you can”, and, I must say, it is so.
We have been four people, a perfect fit, off which three went for the BBQ and my wife had some sushi. Not only that the service was very nice as we always were asked if everything is ok, if we need anything more of something etc. Whether it was meat, chicken, prawns or side dishes – we had of everything sufficiently at any time, and all of it extremely fresh.
Also my wife was very pleased on her choice of sushi “it was the best sushi since a long time” – and we do try a lot of sushi places.
As it was a Monday evening I suppose we have been a bit lucky, as the restaurant was not full. A good guess of mine is that when the restaurant is full the service may suffer a bit.
Prices are, contrary to other Korean restaurants we have been, moderate, which is nice as we wll definitely return to this restaurant.
What we appreciated, after having left, I got a call that we had left a ring on the table. Great!
Thank you, we had a most wonderful time!

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Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

If you are looking for a friendly place, that will serve you until close with a smile, then this is for you.
If you have never had authentic japanese food than this is for you.
If you are unwilling to wait while one chef prepares food for an entire room, like some tap water with your meal, like fresh rather than frozen fish, like sashimi or are looking for sushi with protein and rice, rather than a rice ball with a hat, then don't come here!

La Gambatte is advertising itself as a all-you-can eat japanese buffet for 38 francs.
In my opinion you would be better off going to the chain shop and getting a couple trays.

The menu is huge with nigiri (8 types), no shashimi/hand rolls, some maki (4 small rolls), and about 8 types of fusion rolls, then some teppanyaki, gyoza, salad, soups and bunch of asian dishes like egg rolls and deep fried whatever..

We started with an order of miso soup which was watery and not good.
The edamame were great!
The plate of 8 assorted nigiri was beyond dissapointing; giant rice balls with very very little (mostly cheap fish). It was like they were wearing a hat.
The squid nigiri was so clearly defrosted and tasted like frozen water.

The rolls were also unappealing, the tuna rolls had (red tuna) that was brown, which is usually what happens once its passed its price (i have even defrosted frozen tuna steak and its redder than this.)

Everything came with mayo which they would not remove if you didn't have an allergy.

Nothing had any taste and we went through a bottle of soy sauce. We asked for water and all we could get was an overpriced bottle of flat water for 5.50 chf.

The ginger was so spare it wasn't enough for one person let alone three. Also, the wasabi, was a dab from one of those low-cost grocery store tubes, you could tell by the nozzle pattern as it was squirted out.

Finally, they had one chef working on a room that seated 50.

It was the most uneventful and dissapointing food experience I have had in a long time. However, if you want deep fried prawns, you will love this place.

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Thank Mballerina
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

The korean bbq is their main speciality: affordable prices and ideal for romantic dinners or to maintain privacy.

Thank 825gilbertg
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