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Best Japanese Restaurants in Paris

7 Restaurants
Kaiseki or yakitori, soba or unagi, sushi or ramen... Connoisseurs know that Japanese cuisine is rich and varied—and the French capital is the perfect place to discover this. To satisfy any craving, here is our selection of the best Japanese restaurants in Paris.
Updated on 21 August 2023
L'Abysse au Pavillon Ledoyen
8 avenue Dutuit, 75008 Paris
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Take a sushi master, products of remarkable quality (ikejime fish from the Atlantic), and the creative touch of Yannick Alléno, and you get an enticing program. The uncluttered space gives pride of place to contemporary artists—from the installation of thousands of wooden sticks by Japanese street artist Tadashi Kawamata, to the sections of ceramic walls, imagined by American William Coggin. Add to that impeccable service, a sumptuous cellar full of sought-after sakes, and twelve seats at the blond wooden counter, and you'll find yourself at the heart of the action. 

1 rue Pierre-Leroux, 75007 Paris
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Take a seat at the counter to be in the front row facing the teppanyaki grill, or sit in the small private lounge. On the program here: delicate and specialized cuisine, weaving beautiful links between Japan and France—think sashimi, lobster from Brittany, chateaubriand, or sweetbreads, all accompanied by good Burgundy wines. This is a must-visit.

7-9 rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris
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What do our taste buds do when they cross paths with a Tokyo chef, based in Paris? They quiver with excitement. Here, the udon have a delicious and authentic flavor and taste, to be enjoyed in a small, uncluttered room, decorated in the spirit of Japanese noodle stalls. Healthy, tasty, with no additives, and at very good value for money. 

272 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
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Eel (aka unagi) is the specialty of this restaurant. Filleted, grilled, and then steamed, it is immersed in a bath of soy sauce, sake and sugar, before being grilled again and coated with sauce. The vast majority of the clientele here is Japanese, which tells you everything you need to know about the quality of the dishes.

Bon Kushikatsu
24 rue Jean-Pierre-Timbaud, 75011 Paris
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This small Japanese restaurant cultivates a unique culinary specialty from the city of Osaka: kushikatsu—breaded and fried mini skewers a la minute. The succession of bites reveals finesse and flavors, nicely representing the Land of the Rising Sun. Likewise the decor is chic and typically Japanese.

Sushi Shunei
3 rue Audran, 75018 Paris
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A new restaurant in Montmartre entirely dedicated to sushi; its refined setting takes up the aesthetic codes of Japanese sushi counters. The sushi master here is Shunei Kimura, who has worked in France for decades and wields rare expertise. All fish are selected, cut with the greatest care, and served at the right temperature (with rice from Nigata) - all enhanced by precise seasonings.

16 rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris
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Ogata is a bit like the second Japanese embassy in Paris. It's a temple dedicated to the Japanese art of living, installed in a private mansion in the Marais, designed by Shinichiro Ogata. You can taste refined and seasonal Japanese cuisine here prepared with top-quality products, as evidenced in a dish of sautéed brill with butter and soy sauce. The best seats are at the counter. Continue the journey through the shop or art gallery.