Have you ever realised that the categories of Japanese restaurants are enormous compared to the rest of the world? When you walk around Japan, it is not difficult to notice that the types of restaurants highly correspond to the specific food you want to eat. You go to a sushi-ya to look for sushis, you head for a ramen house for ramen, udon at udon restaurants, and the best anago rice in an anago restaurant. Here you go! The only secret of the top Japanese chefs is that they focus on one thing only, and they look for perfection throughout their lives. That’s why you should choose to eat in a specialised Japanese restaurant!
In Paris, there are many Japanese restaurants (not necessarily run by Japanese people), but as the top Japanese chefs are limited in Paris, it is not easy to find the real Japanese tastes there. But still, I will pull out my list of favourite Japanese restaurants per category from my pocket to share with you, if you are like me, forever hunting for the real Japanese cuisine in Paris, you may like it.
- Sanukiya and its Udon
9 Rue d’Argenteuil, 75001 Paris
+33(0)1 42 60 52 61
- Isami and its Sushi
4 Quai d’Orléans, 75004 Paris
+33(0)1 40 46 06 97
- Naritake and its Ramen
31 Rue des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris
+33(0)1 42 86 03 83
- Izakaya Lengué and its Small Dishes
31 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris
+33(0)1 46 33 75 10
- Happa Teï and its Okonomiyaki & Tokoyaki!
64 Rue Sainte-Anne, 75002 Paris
+33(0)1 42 96 60 40