People longer come to this neighborhood near the Gare de l'Est just to eat a curry. In a street where new trendy places are mushrooming you’ll find Nanashi, which offers healthy, fresh, Japanese cuisine. The large, bright room feels more like Brooklyn than Tokyo, with vintage chairs and chandeliers, painted metal beams and a large open kitchen. Here the specialty is the bento box: try the "vegetarian bento" which comprises two slices of grilled tofu on a bed of quinoa, garnished with mashed avocado and accompanied by three colourful salads. Locals appreciate the reasonable prices (15 to 20 euros for a meal), the wines that allegedly don’t leave you with a headache and the excellent matcha cheesecake. There is now a second address at 57 rue Charlot, in the third (01.44.61.45.49).