The restaurants recommended in this blog have all been visited by me and my wife and often with friends. We have visited them at least once. I only recommend restaurants that have a quality that, in my opinion, makes them worth a visit.
Some are world class restaurants, some are very simple, but the food is always worth the price and the chefs have prepared it with pride and love of good food.
The food is essential for being mentioned here. Minor problems when it comes to service and other things are mentioned but does not disqualify them from being recommended.
We have also eaten in some restaurants in the area that do not leave any memories worth writing about.
Finally we have been to very few bad restaurants and have been badly serviced in a few.
These three categories are marked differently in List of Restaurants.
marks our special restaurants. On the map they are found by the red marks and in the search term list under coup de ceur

Friday, June 29, 2012

LE JASMIN

LE JASMIN - 9 Rue Frédéric Mistral 34200 Sète‎


During the 12 years we had our summer studio in Sète we found it difficult to find really good restaurants. Most restaurants focus on one time customers during the summer and the prize tends to be more important than quality. We however found a few good places which we return to time after time.

One of our absolute favorites is the Vietnamese restaurant Le Jasmin. The food is excellent and the service could not be better. The owner makes you really feel like you were an old friend and treated you like one. If you are used to Asian food from China this is something quite different with lots of flavors and, if you choose so, quite spicy.  The restaurant is quite small so you have to reserve a table even in low season as the place is popular. Unfortunately we do not visit Sète that often nowadays, but as often as possible we return to Le Jasmin. We did visit Le Jasmin a couple of days ago with friends and we were happy to see that the quality is still as good as ever and the reception from the owner is like you we were old friends.

Revisited for friend´s birthday in 2013: As always a very pleasant experience an boring as we are we had our favorite dishes and a good chat with the owner. The restaurant was packed as always.

Revision 2015: Friends that have been client for decades report that service and food is not as good as it used to be due to new co-owner.

Visit September 2015: Back to normal again. We had a very good lunch.

Visit New Years Eve 2015: Excellent food and the service is like coming to a good friend's place.

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LATEST VISIT: February 2017
NUMBER OF VISITS: >15

2 comments:

  1. We ate at this restaurant yesterday (30 June) with the author of this blog. Our first experience of Vietnamese cooking. It was superb. The food was very tasty and original. And the welcome from the owner could not have been warmer and made us feel completey at home. He advised on the best dishes for us and they were prepared perfectly to meet our tastes.

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  2. Yes we had a great time in Sète. We have to explore more restaurants together.
    Jan

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