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Apr 20, 2010 04:20 AM

Making Nomiya reservations

3 of us got up at 4am this morning to try and book reservations at Nomiya next month. None of us even got a chance to click on the "book now" button before the reservations were all gone.

I only have 2 more chances to book and am wondering if we are doing something wrong. I was trying to press the book now button, but should I have been on the lunch or dinner options? All the buttons were greyed out and none were working, even right at 4am.

Any help is appreciated. I only have 4 days in Paris with my daughter and this is the one place she really wants to go to.



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  1. As far as I understand, the greyed out buttons or rather the dates aren't available anymore. What I see are two places (in orange colour) for lunch on April 21.. i.e. tomorrow!

    I think you should work out a plan B. Why not Le Ciel de Paris or Georges, the top floor resto of the Centre Pompidou, not so much for the food (the omelettes and pasta dishes are pretty decent though, but on the expensive side also), but certainly but for the superb view. With some luck, it will be warm enough to be seated on the terrace.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Dodo

      We may opt to do the workshop instead, looks like it's easier to book. We'll keep trying for the next 2 mornings!


      1. re: parisjo

        So after looking into it a bit more, we decided to book the cooking workshop instead. We get to cook the same diner being served in the restaurant and then we get to enjoy it ~ best of all, it's booked and I don't have to get up at 4am tomorrow and Thursday!


        1. re: parisjo

          Was playing on the net this morning and decided to check if there were any spaces open, just for the heck of it. Snagged 2 placed for lunch next Friday!!! Can't wait,

    2. Are the workshops translated into English?

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      1. re: christinegallary

        I think it depends on the makeup of the group. Our group was mostly English speaking so our chef spoke both French and English. I have heard of some classes being held mostly in French though, so it may also depend on if the chef that day speaks English. I think you would be able to follow along, but maybe not get all the little details if you didn't understand French well.

        We really enjoyed the class and dining with the group after and sharing our meal together. A really nice social evening.


        1. re: parisjo

          The spots go nearly instantly, but hang on the line a bit, as folks review their options sometimes they drop out and you can then book. Lunch seemed easier than dinner. Finally, on my third night was able to book for 4 for lunch.

          1. re: Gman

            I got both my lunch and dinner reservations weeks after those day's openings were posted on the site. I just kept checking for openings every day and pounced on them when I found them.