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  4. City of Marseille
  5. Marseille (13001)

Chez Yassine

A purple sign, old metal chairs, neon green placemats… Clearly, you don’t come to Chez Yassine for the décor. But the overall atmosphere will win you over, with its mix of Tunisian regulars, foodies and hipsters. The night we went, we chowed down on some excellent lablabi, a cumin-spiced chickpea soup with garlic and homemade harissa (€5.50, with an optional egg); a nourishing spicy egg kafteji in tomato sauce, served with fries (€5); and fragrant grilled merguez sausages with an assortment of different salads (mechouia, cucumber, green salad… €7). Seen on the next table over: tuna or egg bricks (€4), seafood ojja with tomato sauce, peppers and eggs (€9), and even chicken spaghetti (!) for 7 bucks. The house doesn’t serve alcohol or dessert, but you can wash it all down with their excellent homemade lemonade. Also, the lamb couscous served on Fridays is a must, as is the grouper couscous on Sundays. // G.LeP. 

Getting there

Restaurant Chez Yassine
8, rue d’Aubagne
TEL: +33 9 80 83 39 13
Subway: Noailles