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Best Sushi in Paris

robb Mar 26, 2007 07:44 PM

Heading to Paris in about 8 weeks and staying in the 6th. Wife is a veg. but loves sushi. Where is the best?

Thanks in advance.


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  1. PhilD RE: robb Mar 27, 2007 12:00 AM

    I have heard good things about Meiji (24 rue Marbeuf, 8eme) http://www.restaurant-meiji.fr/.

    I have also noticed a very popular new sushi bar on bd Saint Germain, 7eme. I don't recall the name but it is just past Brasserie Lipp as you walk away from St Germain des Pres metro (towards Musee d'Orsay). Quite a small entrance but buzzing.

    Also worth checking out the veggie menu at Maceo 15 rue Petit Champs , 2eme. The restaurant has a beautiful formal dining room with lots of space. The cooking is to a high standard, innovative and inexpensive. There are usually three set menu's in the €30-40 and always one that is 100% veggie.

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      ChefJune RE: PhilD Mar 27, 2007 08:19 AM

      Here's a "second" for Maceo's vegetarian menu! (and all the rest, as well!)

    2. Busk RE: robb Mar 27, 2007 12:18 AM

      Sushi is Paris? The horror, the horror! 99% of sushi places in Paris are just horrible. Go to Kunigawa or Benkay, or save your sushi urge for another city,

      1. visconti RE: robb Mar 27, 2007 08:54 AM

        I gave up looking for good sushi in Paris. Japanese restaurants here are a joke "gastronomie japonais" serving yakitori and sushi. Bizan in the 1st and Inaki on ille st.louis are the most over-rated of all, $tay away.
        For a veggie menu, go to Les Allobroges. Its pretty good.

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          Theobroma RE: robb Mar 30, 2007 07:55 AM

          You should try Isami on ile St Louis. It is necessary to book in advance.
          Beware of the numerous sushi restaurants run by chinese.

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            Busk RE: Theobroma Mar 30, 2007 10:11 AM

            I've given up. Even the places near Opera are lousy.

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              visconti RE: Theobroma Mar 30, 2007 02:10 PM

              Thats the one I was thinking of actually, Isami not Inaki. I was watching the sushi chef prepare meals while my table was being cleared. He basically makes the sushi and makimono before-hand and cuts them to order. I could understand if the place was bigger but its a really tiny place, it should be made to order. I don't recommend this place, there should be no short-cuts when it comes to sushi.

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              phneale RE: robb Mar 30, 2007 02:15 PM

              Why? I agree with Busk. There are a lot of good seafood restaurants in Paris without eating sushi. It is France, not Japan.

              1. rjkaneda RE: robb Apr 2, 2007 05:46 AM

                A pretty good sushi place in Paris is Sushi Gourmet (1, Rue de l'Assomption
                75016 Paris), which is near the Radio France building. It is a tiny little place, with seats along two walls and two small tables in the middle. It is run by a very dedicated Japanese fellow. It's quite good and reasonably priced. I lived for four years in Japan, and I can say that this place is quite up to snuff. He's got a very loyal following. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

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                  aussiechinoiseinparis RE: robb Apr 3, 2007 09:35 AM

                  Attached below is a website to Japanese restaurants selected by The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) as being genuinely authentic. Hope this helps.


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                    rjkaneda RE: aussiechinoiseinparis Apr 3, 2007 11:05 AM

                    Thank you for the link -- very useful.

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