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£15 - £34
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Indian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

I tried eating here three nights in a row during a recent trip to Lausanne. However, they always refused to seat me, saying they were full for the evening. The host was particularly rude about it, too, as if I was inconveniencing him by requesting...a seat.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 February 2023

Just up from the railway station, and a great lunch stop if you’ve just visited the MUDAC museum. This small but well located restaurant provides delicious, authentic southern Indian cuisine. The owner, originally from Kovolam and then graduating via the Geneva Hotel School to Lausanne...is to be congratulated on the various genuine Indian offerings he provides. His chefs are all Indian too, the food is beautifully presented and graciously served by an attentive staff. Surroundings are fairly basic, with not much space between tables (albeit separated by COVID 19 screens) - but it was very well patronized by locals. A worthwhile stopped in Lausanne.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2022 via mobile

our waiter (skinny, european man with grey hair and glasses) provided us with the worst service we have experienced in switzerland. he was rude and condescending from the moment we stepped foot into the restaurant. it was our first time patronising the place and he...got frustrated that we didn't immediately understand his desire for us to enter the restaurant through an adjacent entryway into the terrace and got snappy when he realised he had to communicate to us in english instead of french. when we asked politely for a food menu he responded passive aggressively as if we were asking something hugely unreasonable of him. he then informed us impatiently that the kitchen would be closing soon and we only had two minutes to decide what to eat. when we asked for the bill at the end of the meal, he dramatically tossed an empty coin dish passive aggressively on the table. the entire experience was uncomfortable and almost comical. the other staff we interacted with were nothing but warm and lovely, which made his behaviour all the more bizarre. bad service aside, the calamari starter we had was delightful. the lamb curry was also above average although the small dishes that came along with it (daal, spiced rice etc) were rather bland.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022 via mobile

This is a wonderful place you cannot miss if you like Indian food and are in Lausanne. You will not find the standard menu of Indian dishes you get all around the world but truly innovative ones with amazing combinations of spicies. On top of...it, the boss and the whole staff are always very welcoming and friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2022

This restaurant is located on Avenue Ruchonnet very close to the Gare. There are tables in the front of the restaurant bordering the street but these were not in use. Instead all the clientele were in the back on the open terrace. The service was...friendly and attentive. The menu is relatively limited in comparison to most Indian restaurants that I have tried. One of our dishes, a giant shrimp special was excellent whereas the vegetarian thali was only fair. There is a limited list of wines by the bottle or glass, cocktails, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 February 2022

Readers who follow my occasional reviews might notice a continuing theme: I try to avoid Asian restaurants in Europe because I almost invariably disappointed. So, here’s another restaurant to steer clear of. Nandanam, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Like many Indian restaurants in Switzerland, the thali offered...five small dishes. They all had a singular flavor — bland. No distinctive flavors, and the flavor that did exist was just one step above tasteless. Even more offending were the naans we ordered — one plain, one chilli. The chilli naan might have been exposed to some chillis in the kitchen, but there was no evidence of a chilli taste in the bread. More sobering, the naans were sloppy with oil. Unpleasant and disrespectful, to the food and to the diners. One bright spot was the chocolate mousse and cardamon ice cream. But I don’t need to go to an Indian restaurant to enjoy a chocolate mousse. The young lady server was friendly and efficient; the service from the two gentlemen servers was indifferent to the point of rudeness. Note: Nandanam is always packed, which could either show that I’m in the minority with my strong opinions, or that Swiss diners have low standards. I note that this restaurant has hundreds of generally favorable reviews on TripAdvisor. So, decide for yourself. So, in summary, yes, I should know better. I’m just optimistic that some restaurants will break the mold of tasteless, arrogant cooking. In the same light, I am hopeful that we will tackle climate change, eliminate corruption, and have peace in the world.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 22 October 2021

I went to this Indian restaurant for the first time for lunch today, ordered the daily special, and had a superb meal. The food is excellent, the staff is efficient and friendly. It is a small restaurant - reservations are suggested. We will be returning...often to this little gem!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 8 May 2021

Their terrace overlooking the Art Museum is very nice. Short menu, not exceptional but very decent dishes that are carefully presented, excellent service, average prices. This place is certainly very recommendable

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2020

The restaurant has an amazing energy and is very pretty. The waiters are really nice and sweet. The restaurant has good and authentic Indian food. The options are varied and all excellent. The flavors bring me back to India in an amazing way. The drink...selections are great, especially their homemade ginger juice. I will defend be coming back very often.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 26 November 2019 via mobile

The food is authentic and very good. Had the calmar for start which as well cooked and a bit spyce. Very tasty. Then the special of the day with the tuna and the mango chutney. Excellent!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 10 November 2019 via mobile

Really super place to enjoy. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and wonderful food. All 4 of us really enjoyed our meals ! Highly recommended. Pricing correct. My tuna starter was out of this world.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 30 August 2019

The restaurant was easy to find, the staff was very friendly and accommodative. We had ordered Veg Thali, naan and curd rice. By far this was my best eat during my entire stay in switzerland. we still couldn't forget the taste of their curd rice....They packed the curd rice for our baby and she enjoyed it for her dinner as well.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

A really delighful experience. A discreet front door on the main street did not prepare us for the very pleasant shaded terrace outside at the back.This Indian restaurant serves authentic flavors, the food is well prepared and service is good. The tandoori lamb was spicy...and cooked to perfection BUT the ginger ice cream for dessert was heaven! We will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 April 2019

I had Chicken tikka and veg Thali, I found everything delicious. Although it’s hard to get a table at times, place never disappoints. Great food and lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Charming staff (looks like this place is run by a family), nice atmosphere with a good mix of local hip and Indian decor... and above all delicious food. Our first visit was a perfect experience and we can’t wait to go back there. Table réservation...is advised since the place apparently tends to fill very quickly.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Hello! There are a few vegetarian/vegan menus. Vegetable Thali, Dal, Masala Dosa, Palak Paneer, Naans...and a few vegetarian starters. At lunch time there is always the vegetarian Menu. The prices are going from 17chf to... More
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Nandanam is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4