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Japanese restaurants in Paris

Paris covers all Japanese bases, from ramen joints to full-blown izakayas

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By Time Out editors |
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Whether it's sushi, bento boxes or ramen noodles, Paris has an abundance of quality Japanese restaurants to choose from. From slick and stylish restaurants to traditional Osaka-style eateries, you can find great Japanese food across the capital. Check out some of our favourites below...

Fine dining

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Restaurants, Bistros

Abri

Poissonnière
5 out of 5 stars
A French kitchen boosted by Japanese touches and orchestrated by a talented Japanese chef.
Restaurants, Japanese

Asia Tee Kenji

Quartier latin
4 out of 5 stars
Prepare for a true gastronomic experience at this tiny Japanese restaurant.
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Restaurants, Japanese

Kiku

Faubourg Montmartre
4 out of 5 stars
The cooking at this tiny Japanese kitchen is like origami: skilled, precise and refined. 
Restaurants, Japanese

Momoka

Saint-Georges
4 out of 5 stars
Between friendly savoir-faire and creativity, the team at Momoka really know how to get your tastebuds going.
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Restaurants, French

Toyo

6e arrondissement
4 out of 5 stars
High-quality Japanese and French produce come together perfectly in this 6th arrondissement kitchen.
Restaurants, Japanese

Shu

Saint-Michel
4 out of 5 stars
After a few delicious, sophisticated starters, get to grips with the kushiage: deep-fried meat on skewers! 
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Restaurants, Japanese

Soma

Le Marais
4 out of 5 stars
Located just below the Marais, Soma passes with flying colours in its ability to mix traditional bistro vibes with haute-gamme Japanese fare.
Restaurants, Japanese

Wakaba

7e arrondissement
4 out of 5 stars
A high-quality Japanese restaurant, for fans of Asian flavours and discerning foodies. 

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Restaurants, Japanese

Guilo Guilo

Montmartre
3 out of 5 stars
This unique menu offers a dozen small plates, all delicious, made by the chef in front of your very eyes.

Ramen, udon and gyozas

Restaurants, Japanese

Kodawari Ramen

6e arrondissement
3 out of 5 stars

Choose from five starters and six ramen dishes, such as kurogoma ninniku soba, with black sesame soy sauce and pork chashu (braised pork), or the jidori shio soba with chicken chashu. 

Restaurants, Japanese

Hokkaido

2e arrondissement
3 out of 5 stars
This pocket-sized Japanese canteen serves the dream combo: excellent gyoza and ramen.
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Restaurants, Japanese

Ippudo

Saint-Germain-des-Prés
4 out of 5 stars
This cult Japanese ramen throws open its doors in Paris after its resounding success in London.
Restaurants, Japanese

Sara

1er arrondissement
3 out of 5 stars

Specialising in soba – fine noodles made from buckwheat flour – Sara is super minimal; think rough grey walls, an open kitchen and a bar for watching the chefs beaver away. 

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Restaurants, Japanese

Kotteri Naritake Ramen

1er arrondissement
4 out of 5 stars

Once you've braved the queue, the immense, steaming, super generous portions of ramen noodle soup are served quickly. 

Restaurants, Japanese

Kunitoraya

1er arrondissement
4 out of 5 stars

Come for udon noodes especially – which may be on the expensive side but are extremely well-prepared. 

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Hakata Choten

1er arrondissement
4 out of 5 stars

The small red-and-black dining room of this Japanese restaurant is warm, inviting, and filled with the sumptuous smells of tonkotsu ramen. It's a true Parisian ramen temple.

Restaurants, Japanese

Udon Jubey

1er arrondissement
3 out of 5 stars
Looking for a decent spot for udon noodles? You've come to the right place.
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Zen

Louvre
3 out of 5 stars

There's no shortage of Japanese restaurants in this neighbourhood, but Zen is the standout. 

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Restaurants, Japanese

Higuma

1er arrondissement
3 out of 5 stars
An must-eat Japanese joint on rue Saint-Anne. Expect gyoza, ramen and donburi...

Japanese canteens

Chez Miki

2e arrondissement
3 out of 5 stars

The speciality here is bento boxes, which you compose yourself from a scribbled blackboard list (in Japanese and French). A perfect lunchtime spot.

Restaurants, Japanese

Koko

Jaurès
4 out of 5 stars
Expect otsunamis, rolls, sushi, sashimi, bo-buns and a range of different combinations.
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Restaurants, Japanese

Happa Tei

Bourse
4 out of 5 stars

This chaotic little establishment is a bastion of unfussy Osaka-style cuisine, namely okonomiyaki (omelette-cum-pancakes) and takoyaki (fried octopus balls). The dishes are as succulent as they are scalding, and make for a refreshing break from rarefied plates of sashimi.

Restaurants, Japanese

Shabu Sha

Arts et Métiers
4 out of 5 stars

Opened on Rue des Gravilliers in January 2014 just a few doors down from Bob’s Kitchen and Andy Wahloo, Shabu Sha is the clever marriage of two gastronomic concepts: Japanese fondue (fresh raw foods cooked at table in a seasoned stock) and conveyor belt sushi. 

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Restaurants, Japanese

Mussubï

Poissonnière
3 out of 5 stars

This soberly decorated Japanese canteen, does a raft of bento boxes filled with delicious salads, well-cooked meats and omosubis – little balls of rice flavoured according to the recipe of the day (seaweed, spinach, corn and peppers, courgettes and miso).

Restaurants, Japanese

Peco Peco

Saint-Georges
4 out of 5 stars

Try the donburi or the Katsu sandwich – a delicious snack with breaded pork, red cabbage and home made BBQ sauce piled into a fresh, crunchy baguette.

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Restaurants, Japanese

Simplement Kiku

Faubourg Montmartre
3 out of 5 stars

The little brother of the Japanese restaurant Kiku offers a selection of bentos (eel or grilled chicken, rice and an assortment of vegetables) gyoza and lotus chips to eat in or takeaway.

Restaurants

Nanashi

Poissonnière
3 out of 5 stars
This beautiful, colourful restaurant has several Paris addresses and offers bento - it even does a bento brunch.

Izakayas

Restaurants, Japanese

Ito

Saint-Georges
4 out of 5 stars

This Japanese eatery brings you all the charms of an authentic Nipponese izakaya (bar-cum-restaurant), and is the perfect spot for boozing on excellent whiskey.

Restaurants, Japanese

Tsubame

Saint-Georges
4 out of 5 stars

If the lunchtime bento boxes (€8-12) don’t stop you in your tracks, then the list of petite dinner dishes (€3-10) should do the job, when the restaurant turns into an authentic izakaya.

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Restaurants, Japanese

Toritcho

Montparnasse
4 out of 5 stars

Toritcho is a real izakaya, and one of the oldest and most authentic Japanese restaurants in Paris. 

Restaurants, Japanese

Lengué

Quartier latin
3 out of 5 stars

Squirrelled away in a tiny street in the Latin quarter, Lengué is a real slice of Tokyo. 

Hungry for sushi?

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