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Sadaharu Aoki

Master pâtissier Sadaharu Aoki combines French techniques and Japanese flavors.

Practical information

Address: 35 rue de Vaugirard, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint-Placide (4)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 45 44 48 90
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Additional Locations

Address: 56 boulevard de Port Royal, 75005
Nearest transport: Les Gobelins (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 45 35 36 80

Address: 25 rue Pérignon, 75015
Nearest transport: Ségur (10)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm; Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 06 02 71

Reviews of interest

Sugared & Spiced (2015) “Then there was Bamboo (€5.50), Aoki’s famed matcha rendition of the classic opéra, consisting of alternating layers of matcha joconde biscuit, chocolate ganache, and matcha buttercream. I had actually tried this already years ago at Aoki’s Taipei branch – didn’t love it then, don’t like it now.”

L’Express (2015) “Il est le premier à avoir intégré des produits typiquement japonais (matcha, sésame noir, yuzu ou haricot rouge) dans des grands classiques de la pâtisserie hexagonale: opéra ou millefeuille au thé vert, éclair au sésame noir. Grâce à une force de travail et de création exceptionnelle, Sadaharu Aoki a également sublimé des recettes plus traditionnelles comme la tarte au citron ou au caramel salé.”

Sugared & Spiced (2014) “Tarte Caramel Matcha (€5.30), a recently launched variation on Aoki’s Tarte Caramel Salé, is an eye-catcher and no less intense in taste. The perfectly piped green spiral of matcha mousse has a strong taste (in comparison to the more subtle flavors in Aoki’s other matcha pastries), and underneath it is a salted caramel that’s both very sweet and salty. I quite liked it, but only in small doses – 1/4 of the tart at a time is perfect.”

Rosa Jackson (2012) “Japanese cake guru, Sadaharu Aoki, mixes flavours from the East with traditional French pastry ingredients to come up with some of the most surprising (and delicious) cakes in Paris.  For those less adventurous, his traditional mille-feuille (vanilla slice) and fraisier (strawberry cake) are perfection incarnate. Or if you fancy something new, try inventions like the Kimagure (choux pastry, vanilla cream, matcha and azuki beans); or the Saya (strawberry mousse with pistachio crème-brûlée and strawberry macaroon).”

Paris Pâtisseries (2011) “I was quick to grab a black sesame éclair (a classic!), but I also spotted a new entrant into la gamme – the Sudachi…It’s a mélange of lemon, mandarin orange and pine, quite acidic and 100% delightful. All the layers of gateau and crème were textbook excellence, as well.”

Dorie Greenspan (2010) “… lovely young woman who sold me this ice cream sandwich at Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki.  The ice cream is my favorite Aoki flavor, black sesame, a marvel, and the cookie is a thin, not-very-sweet (which means perfect) chocolate sable (or shortbread).”

Dorie Greenspan (2009) “Also new are these macarons a la rusk from Sadaharu Aoki.  They’re the shells that would normally be filled to make macarons, brushed with butter, sprinkled with sugar and baked again, so that they’re drier and crunchier than macarons.  In other words, they’re macaron biscotti. And they’re fun.”

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