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Located on the very Parisian Rue Batignolles, Japanese restaurant and caterer Kokoya is about as big as one of their own makis – just six tables, two waiters and a chef downstairs. That’s it, in a minimalist but charming set-up.

Start, perhaps, with flavourful, affordable sushi ordered piece by piece (€3-€4); salmon, scallops or eel, done with attractively sculptural presentation. Then a perfect chicken teriyaki (€16), perfectly cooked and seasoned. There’s nothing ravishingly original here, but it’s done so well as to win you over anyway. The sesame crème brûlée is recommended at dessert.

Venue name: Kokoya
Address: 5 rue des Batignolles

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12noon-3pm, 7pm-10pm
Transport: Métro : La Fourche, Place de Clichy ou Rome
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