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What do you think about Yam'tcha ? And another Asian french fusion question..

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oferl Mar 27, 2013 01:14 AM

I'm trying to make the list more interesting.. Till now i have CLJ that is "fixed spot" after last year, Sola, Cosmopolitan that i read about here, L 6 Paul Bert, some other candidates.. I don't see Yam'tcha mentioned here much.. Maybe other places in the Asisan French spirit except for Sola that i might consider, like passage 53 ?
And if expanding to Japanese fusion, are there "sushi oriented" places that have extremly good fish selection and great kaiseki type meals that are Japanese first of all, and then have a french twist into it ? Cause i think that most mentioned places in earlier threads are Japanese chefs trained first of all at french cooking and do Japanese twist, i'm looking for something more Japanese traditional with some french cooking thrown into, but only if it is really good :-)

  1. Parnassien Mar 27, 2013 01:59 AM

    "i'm looking for something more Japanese traditional with some french cooking thrown into, but only if it is really good" = Toyo on the rue Jules Chaplain in the 6th.

    1. John Talbott Mar 27, 2013 01:42 AM

      I like Yam'tcha although its gotten pricier since opening.
      Regarding other places with this sort of "spirit" I tried to categorize the ones I've been to since 2010 and came up with this:
      Restaurants that are almost purely French cuisine cooked by Japanese chefs:
      L’Office
      Au Passage
      Vivant
      Kei
      Chez la Vieille (Adrienne)
      58 Qualite Street
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      Ribouldingue
      Breizh Cafe

      Restaurants that are almost purely Japanese cuisine cooked by Japanese chefs:
      Yuzu
      Concert de la Cuisine
      Guilo Guilo
      Enishi
      Abri

      Restaurant that is almost purely Japanese cuisine cooked by French chefs:
      Qui Plume La Lune

      Restaurants in between that have some Japanese products, herbs and spices:
      La Clarisse
      H. Kitchen
      Les Degres de Notre Dame
      Clandestino

      Restaurants in between where French food is influenced by Asia/Japan:
      Monjul
      Carte Blanche

      Restaurants with French chefs inspired by trips to the Orient:
      MBC
      Ze Kitchen Galerie

      Restaurants in between that are ½ terroir ½ Japanese:
      Passage 53
      Le Kolo of Asafumi Tamashita

      Restaurants in between in using raw veal & fish more than the usual:
      L’Agape
      Stella Maris
      Atao

      Restaurant whose original mission was to offer French and Japanese food separate but is more now like French food cooked Japanese style:
      Sola

      Japanese chef cooking French food with a Japanese flair or French food cooked by a chef who happens to be Japanese:
      La Table d’Aki

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        oferl Mar 27, 2013 01:59 AM

        Thanks John, i forgot about Abri, marked it in the past and would have liked to try it also, i think that if indeed dinner 6 plats is around 40 E, that might be a great option and even close to apartment. I will check others in list, i guess that very good sushi in general is still something that is pretty hard to find in Paris. With all the great seafood sources, i find it quite surprising :-)

        Btw, somebody knows current dinner tasting menu price at Abri ? Still a bit south of 40 E or got much higher ?

        1. re: oferl
          John Talbott Mar 27, 2013 02:23 AM

          "i guess that very good sushi in general is still something that is pretty hard to find in Paris. With all the great seafood sources, i find it quite surprising :-)"
          I think this is true of the legion of sushi places on every block it seems anyway and I bought some prepared Lord knows how much in advance at my franprix - pretty awful, but I've been a guest at a friend's flat and been served sushi/sashimi quality fish from the Dome's fish store and the St Quentin market. There was a good place near Louvre-Rivoli, now closed and another near the Poncelet market - I know Pti and Parigi will know where.

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          Ptipois Mar 27, 2013 02:54 AM

          Abri is really French food. Nothing Japanese about it.

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            oferl Mar 27, 2013 03:52 AM

            Yes it seems like that from reviews and pics..

            1. re: Ptipois
              John Talbott Mar 27, 2013 10:42 AM

              "Abri"
              OK. I'm delighted to change its category; we'll discuss Saturday.

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