Restaurants, Japanese 1er arrondissement
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A no-nonsene, great value ramen kitchen with several central addresses.

Higuma's no-nonsense food and service makes it one of the area's most popular destinations. On entering, customers are greeted by plumes of aromatic steam emanating from the open kitchen-cum-bar, where a small team of chefs ladle out giant bowls of noodle soup piled with meat, vegetables or seafood. You can slurp at the counter or sit at a plastic-topped table. Lunchtime dishes are great value and you can leave with change from a ten euro note. Don't miss their gyoza (fried dumplings filled with meat and cabbage), before diving into a massive ramen soup with fresh noodles and pork or squid - this will really test your chopsticks/spoon balancing skills. There are also several fried noodle dishes and don buri, a bowl of rice topped with meat or tempura.

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Venue name: Higuma
Address: 32 bis rue Sainte-Anne

Opening hours: 11.30am-10pm daily
Transport: Metro: Pyramides
Price: Main courses €6,50-€8. Prix fixe €10-€12

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Total gem in an otherwise expensive and pretty soul-less area. It's busy so expect to wait a while but it's worth it. Get the amazing Kimchi ramen - less than €10 and perfect for cleaning out the sinuses. 

Ok. I'm a native Chinese and I'm critical on food. This restaurant is just ok full of mostly young people for some fast, reasonable food with their stomach growling. Price is kinda friendly in a busy area in Paris but it tastes like...everyone can cook something like that. My friend ordered a rice with chicken and I had a bowl of noodle. And my friend, Chinese, said she felt it not really worthy this much of euros. But c'est Paris, what else can I say?

I am a tourist from the Netherlands/Hong Kong and went there with a local friend. I ordered shio ramen (or lamen in French) with gyoza. The gyoza was decent but the ramen was a piece of crap. It was simply not Japanese at all. The broth was of instant noodle standard and there were only two tiny pieces of sliced pork of really poor taste. The topping was incredibly disappointing: no dried seaweed, kamaboko, or whatsoever but just some pieces of crappy canned-standard bamboo shoots. Highly NOT recommended. With the price you pay there, you can easily find some other more proper Japanese restaurants in Paris.