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The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Restaurants in Paris

Paris is home to some incredible Japanese restaurants – discover the best spots in our guide

If you’re looking for a Japanese restaurant in Paris, our guide has you covered. Paris is home to some incredible Japanese restaurants from soba to ramen, Omakase to teppanyaki – Paris has it all.

Along with a multiple of quality restaurants, there are some incredible talented Japanese chefs who’ve blended both French and Japanese cuisines together resulting in some really exciting food. Fortunately, there isn’t just expensive sushi (like Nobu for example) restaurants in Paris either – there’s way more to it. There’s a great range of affordable street food restaurants to Michelin starred Japanese restaurants where you can eat ultra high-end ingredients paired with grand-crus from the finest wine maisons in France.

The Best Japanese Restaurants in Paris

As always our guide has the top spots off the tourist trail and is updated frequently (list is in no particular order).


Yen is a fantastic minimalist, yet traditional, Japanese restaurant in the city’s 6th arrondissement. Located just next to the famous Relais de l’Entrecote, Yen is perfectly situated in the famous Saint German des Pres area. Yen specialises in soba (buckwheat) noodles – served either cold or warm. There’s not just noodles though – there’s a diverse menu of refined, precisely cooked food. From tempura vegetables, poached oysters and grilled seafood perched on top of an incredibly umami rich broth.

What to know before you visit.

  • On the pricier side (€60-70 each)
  • Try the cold soba noodles

Address: 22 Rue Saint-Benoît, 75006
Tel: 01 45 44 11 18
Website: https://www.yen-paris.fr/en/


Kaito is a new Japanese hand-roll bar in the city’s very central 6th arrondissement on rue de Seine. Started by sushi master, Taku Watanabe (ex chef/owner of JIN) after moving to London, Kaito is a quick, standing room only Japanese hand roll bar. The menu revolves mainly around their a la carte roll selection and their signature rolls. Expect premium toro (the famous fatty belly selection of tuna), crab and sea bream. Their sides include mixed pickles, tofu tartare and crab salade. There’s also an incredible wine and saké list including premium Grand Crus from Burgundy.

What to know before you visit.

  • Vegan friendly (there are 3 vegan rolls on offer)
  • No reservations
  • No seating

Address: 71 Rue de Seine, 75006
Website: https://www.instagram.com/kaito.paris/


Kisin is an excellent Japanese restaurant specialising in Udon noodle dishes. With a strong focus on quality imported ingredients from Japan, the food here is superb. Their noodles are hand made in the restaurant with flour from Japan and their incredible master-stocks (dashi) are made again with ingredients imported from specific areas of Japan. The menu focuses on either hot or cold udon dishes varying between meat and vegetable options and broth dishes or dry noodle dishes. For those wanting something else, there’s an a la carte menu with classics such as karaage (Japanese fried chicken), tofu and vegetable tempura.

Best Japanese restaurants Kisin
Udon noodles in a warm broth with tempura prawns and vegetables

What to know before you visit

  • Closed on Sundays
  • Vegan friendly

Address: 7-9 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008
Tel: 01 71 26 77 28
Website: http://udon-kisin.fr/en/

Yabai Sando

Yabai Sando is a great Japanese sando restaurant in the 6th arrondissement near by the Odéon metro station. If you fancy a quick Japanese sandwich for lunch if you’re in central Paris then this a fantastic spot. Expect all classics such as Tonkatsu Sando (breaded, fried pork cutlet), egg sando and they even have a Wagyu beef sando (though this will cost you €23). If you’re feeling like something a bit more substantial than a sandwich then they have Japanese currys on the menu. They even have their own Japanese sweet-potato fries with seaweed powder seasoning!

Tonkatsu sando Yabai japanese restaurant

What to know before you visit

  • Open every day 10am-10pm

Address: 3-5 Rue des Quatre Vents, 75006
Tel: 01 42 01 30 82
Website: https://www.yabaisando.com


An incredibly authentic spot, located on the famous shopping street, rue Saint-Honoré in the city centre, Nodaiwa focuses on one ingredient: eel (unagi – Japanese fresh water eel). The decor, menu and preparation of the food will make you feel like you’re actually in Tokyo – oh not to mention the fact that you’ll be surrounded by Japanese diners. The menu has various options depending on size and what seasoning you would like – the later is either premium soy or sanshô (a Japanese pepper corn). They also have various tasting menus and an a la carte menu including eel liver brochette and sashimi.

What to know before you visit

  • You can reserve online

Address: 272 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001
Tel: 01 42 86 03 42
Website: https://www.nodaiwa.com

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