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Le 116

Practical information

Address: 2 rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75016
Nearest transport: Kléber (6), George V (1)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance for dinner only; Reservations not accepted for lunch
Telephone: 01 47 20 10 45
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Small plates & tapas, Japanese
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Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2015) “Cuisine foisonnante misant sur la braise (poulpe, poulette et ventrèche de porc en brochettes, grillés au barbecue japonais) et la malice: burger de bœuf wagyu, blé façon risotto, calamars en tempura…”

Hakata Choten

While the focus of this cheap and cheerful Japanese franchise is ostensibly the authentic tonkatsu ramen, the real highlight is the gyoza with a thick, crisp, seared crust and a juicy pork filling. The parent restaurant won the Prix du Concours National of Gyoza in Japan in 2004, and the dumplings truly are winners. The dining room is busy and the lines can be long, but the steaming bowls of ramen come out fast and are worth the wait. The counter seating on the bottom floor makes this a nice option for dining alone.

— Catherine Down, September 2015

SOMA

Practical information

Address: 13 rue de Saintonge, 75003
Nearest transport: Saint-Sébastien-Froissart (8), Temple (3)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner; Open Sunday for lunch only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 09 81 82 53 51
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Japanese
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Reviews of interest

Time Out (2015) “Soma réussit avec brio à faire le lien entre tradition bistronomique et cuisine japonaise de haut vol… Un voyage enthousiasmant et nettement plus abordable (entre 40 et 50 euros par tête de pipe et vous serez pleinement rassasiés) qu’un aller-retour à Paris-Tokyo.”

Izakaya Issé

Practical information

Address: 45 rue de Richelieu, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 96 26 60
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of Cuisine: Japanese
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Reviews of interest

Patricia Wells (2011) “I walked into Izakaya Issé on the rue de Richelieu, hoping for a quick, flavorful, inexpensive and light lunch. And that’s just what I got, in the name of domburi, the Japanese bowl of rice covered with a diverse assortment of fish, shellfish, meat or poultry.”

Naritake

Practical information

Address: 31 rue de Petits-Champs, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Tuesday; Open Wednesday-Monday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 86 03 83
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Japanese
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Reviews of interest

L’Express (2011) “…nouvelle cantine de Little Japan qui place très haut la barre du ramen parisien…nouilles fraîches maison, bouillon de porc à la recette tenue secrète, miso de qualité, viande de porc fondante…”

Kunitoraya 2

Practical information

Address: 5 rue Villedo, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner; Open Sunday for lunch only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 03 07 74
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Japanese
Website 

Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2010) “… udon d’enfer et toute une joyeuse ribambelle de petites assiettes façon tapas japonissimes, tempura impec (regardez les éraflures légèrissimes).”

Isami

Practical information

Address: 4 quai d’Orléans, 75004
Nearest transport: Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Phone: 01 40 46 06 97
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Japanese, sushi

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2013) “Beware: a Joh Sushi Moriawase assortment consisting of 15 pieces of seafood sushi will set you back €35. But freshness and culinary know-how come at a price, and this is a very special restaurant.”

Toyo

Practical information

Address: 17 rue Jules-Chaplain, 75006
Nearest transport: Vavin (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday for dinner only; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 43 54 28 03
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, Japanese & sushi, Fusion
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Reviews of interest

Time Out (2013) “Just next door to the Poissonnerie du Dôme, often cited as the best fishmonger in Paris, Toyo has great ingredients (plus meat from Hugo Desnoyer and vegetables from Joël Thiébault).”

Ito

Practical information

Address: 4 rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009
Nearest transport: Pigalle (2,12), Saint-Georges (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday from 8pm-1am
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 09 52 91 23 00
E-mail: reservation@itoeats.fr
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Japanese & sushi; small plates & tapas
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Reviews of interest

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2014) “An innocuous wine list, poor décor, or timid, business-plan cuisine, what marred the meal at Ito was a particularly bad case of the poor communication endemic to the service-client relationship in France. Ito’s menu, for instance, is a model of confusion.” 

Yen

Practical information

Address: 22 rue Saint Benoit, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint Germain des Prés (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 44 11 18
Website

Reviews of interest

Food Intelligence (2012) “Chez Yen l’on vient se nourrir de calme et de soba. Ces pâtes de sarrasin, chaudes ou froides, fabriquées en vitrine, paradent en majesté…”

Patricia Wells (2011) “…a  Japanese treasure, offering silken tofu that’s as smooth as pudding; feather-light tempura; and deliciously satisfying al dente soba noodles bathed in a fragrant mahogany-toned broth that both fills and satisfies.”

Gyoza Bar

Practical info

Address: 56 passage des Panoramas, 75002
Nearest transport: Grands Boulevards (8, 9), Bourse (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 44 82 00 62
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Japanese, dumplings
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Reviews of interest

Table à Découvert (2014) “Le reste de la pâte est moelleuses, la farce assez goûteuse, à base de porc et de je ne sais quoi. Je la trouve peut-être un peu moins nuancée que lors de ma première fois (que je vous encourage à aller regarder, je trouve qu’ils n’ont pas trop la même allure). Ils sont cependant bien agréables à manger et à tremper dans la sauce assez acidulée et différente de ce que l’on connaît (rien à voir avec une simple sauce soja, ici c’est un mélange de différents ingrédients et de parfums d’agrume).”

Icho

Practical information

Address: 3 rue des Tournelles, 75004
Nearest transport: Bastille (1, 5, 8 )
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 44 78 03 92
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Japanese & sushi
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Reviews of interest

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “We both went with the assorted sushi and sashimi plate, which was beautiful to behold… It was a guilty pleasure to eat some silky red tuna sashimi, and the yellow tail and scallop sashimi were excellent, too. Right away, we were impressed with the quality of the produce here…”

Hokkaido

Practical information

Address: 14 rue Chabanais, 75002
Nearest transport: Quatre Septembre (3), Bourse (3) or Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 42 60 50 95
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Japanese
Website

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2013) “Les incontournables ? Le généreux râmen, bol de bouillon aux pâtes (environ 8 euros) et les gyoza, raviolis au porc, au chou blanc et au gingembre, grillés sur le dessus et moelleux en dessous (environ 5 euros les 6).”