Simone

Practical information

Address: 33 Boulevard Arago, 75013
Nearest transport: Les Gobelins (7)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch & dinner; Open Saturday for dinner only
Telephone: 01 43 37 82 70
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 30-49€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2013) “Assiettes néo-popu pas trop mal bossées.”

John Talbott (2013) “All the critics love it, the locals too, so much that they were turning people away even with outside tables but I’ll never get my gang to return.”

Likafo

Practical information

Address: 39 avenue de Choisy, 75013
Nearest transport: Maison Blanche (7)
Hours: Open every day 12pm-midnight
Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 45 84 20 45
Average price for lunch: €10-19
Average price for dinner: €10-19
Style of cuisine: Chinese
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Reviews of interest

Chez Ptipois (2012) “…un des meilleurs cantonais de Paris sinon le meilleur…très séduit par ce porc haché cuit à la vapeur avec une garniture de maquereau salé-fermenté…Tendre, onctueux, savoureux mais éminemment corsé…”

Ann Mah (2008) “The shrimp wonton soup (soupe de raviolis aux crevettes, 7.50€, photo above) comes crowded with 10 huge wontons, each stuffed with tender chopped shrimp and seasoned with a judicious burst of pepper.”

 Photo via Likafo’s Facebook page

Lao Lane Xang 2

Practical information

Address: 102 avenue d’Ivry, 75013
Nearest transport: Tolbiac (7), Olympiades (14), Place d’Italie (5, 6, 7)
Hours: Closed Wednesday; Open Thursday-Tuesday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 58 89 00 00
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Thai, Laotian, Vietnamese
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2011) “We ordered and ate “family style” of course, most unFrench, having (from top to bottom) a shrimp and cuttlefish salad, spicy salad with pork bits and pho-like wraps of lettuce, mint and cilantro, fried tripes with a zippy sauce, quail parts and eggs and a huge chicken leg with cukes and regular rice…”

Le Figaro (2009) “…les files d’attente sont souvent longues sur le trottoir, au moins autant pour le décor ethnique et épuré (du bois brut, de l’ardoise…) que pour les bonnes spécialités, essentiellement laotiennes.”

Photo courtesy of John Talbott