In the capital, it is full of restaurants with flavors from around the world. When you are in Paris, you can eat Mexican, Italian or Lebanese just as well. But if you look around you, it is mainly Asian restaurants that have invaded the streets of Paris. So how to find your way between the best Japanese or Chinese? Paris Select gives you the best addresses where to taste delicious sushi, chirashi or even spring rolls.
The Fitz Group by Guillaume Benard, continues its expansion on the Left Bank with its latest address, Vesper. After Abstinence and Fitzgerald, Vesper in turn impresses us with his qualities. Before telling you about the culinary talent of the Chef Lucas Felzine which really seduced us, it is important to underline the remarkable decoration of the place. Designed by Spanish architect Lazaro Rosa Violin, Vesper is his first production in France.
The restaurant is divided into two parts distinct. The first is bright and golden, with a large central bar and an open kitchen equipped with a Japanese barbecue. The second, more intimate, has velvet banquettes and wallpaper with plant and floral motifs. A decoration that makes us feel good. The ambition of this new place is to combine gastronomy with a festive atmosphere. The concept is intended to be friendly and lively.
Chef Lucas Felzine, who cut his teeth in the kitchens of Alain Passard and Shangri-La, returns to his favorite cuisine by offering a nikkei card. This fusion cuisine results from the influence of peruvian gastronomy on the big ones japanese migrations in this country. Thus, the card does not fail to surprise. find bold weddings such as tacos, guacamole and teriyaki lacquer. Also on the menu, pork belly associated with umeshu, or salmon nigiri and jalapenos. To test absolutely!
Vesper- 81 Avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris - +01 (45)33
Restaurant Bamboo, Thai address ultra trendy of 500 m², was created by Thomas Delafon and Jean-Pierre Lopes. Already at the origin of several Parisian establishments such as Le Tournesol, Le Bistrot Vivienne or La Plage. Bamboo arouses curiosity with its decoration inspired by the salons of the former colonies. You can see there bird cages hung on the wall and on the ceiling or even a cabinet of curiosities bringing together travel memories.
Chef Antonin Bonnet has chosen to offer a authentic thai food, without mixing styles. The map offers many Asian specialties from different parts of Thailand. You can find there, in particular, the famous Pad thai, just sticky enough. The papaya salad with chicken wings, as well as innovative desserts which revisit the classics such as baba with fresh lychees, lemongrass cream or caramel-coconut cream. With the beautiful days coming, you will be able to enjoy the terrace installed in a building courtyard decorated with bamboo.
The Bamboo – 23 rue des Jeûneurs, 75002 Paris - +01 (40)28
diep and the emblematic Chinese restaurant in Paris. A few steps from the Champs-Elysées, enjoy a authentic and delicious cuisine. The map offers all typical dishes of China. You can taste caramelized beef, Pekinese soup, chicken spring rolls, different kinds of Cantonese rice and even shrimp in sweet and sour sauce. All dishes are served in a pretty tableware with Asian motifs. The atmosphere is subdued and cozy. What to travel the time of a good dinner.
This restaurant is not the only one owned by the Diep family. They also own a sushi bar and have also exported their Cantonese know-how to 22 rue de Ponthieu. But it is rue Pierre Charron that you have to discover the charm of this luxury China. The waiters welcome you in a decoration typical of Asian restaurants. You will sit around pretty tables where large bouquets of flowers are arranged and will taste the best chinese dishes of your life, we guarantee it!
Chez Diep – 55 Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris – 01 45 63 52 76
It's been a year since the restaurant Akira Back delights us in Paris. After having got a first star in cities such as Las Vegas, Singapore, Toronto and Seoul, starred chef Akira Back opened in early 2022 his first European restaurant in the French capital. It takes place in the former bar of the Prince of Wales, Hours. Completely transforming the space, leaving only the magnificent central chandelier and its ceiling fresco. The Akira Back restaurant offers fusion cuisine, mixing international influences from Japan, Korea and the United States.
Now at the head of 21 addresses worldwide, Akira Back has made the commitment to modernize the recipe that made him love raw fish. THE Jeju Domi is a dish of snapper sashimi served with chojang sauce, flying fish roe and orange infusion.
Among the other novelties, the salmon tataki with wasabi sauce which awakens the taste buds and the kiwi scallops, Scallops with kiwi and truffle paste on a yuzu sauce base, are dishes that we love.
Arika Back – Prince of Wales – 33 Av. George V, 75008 Paris – 01 53 23 78 50
Chakaiseki Akiyoshi opened on very first chakaiseki restaurant outside of Japan. Since January 24, 2023, you can go to 59 bis rue Letellier in the 15th arrondissement of Paris to discover a refined Japanese menu inspired by the famous tea ceremony.
The chakaiseki is a traditional japanese food which is an integral part of the tea ceremony. This culinary experience goes beyond the simple tasting of dishes. It aims to open your heart to beauty and the transition of the seasons through the preparation of the dishes, the choice of objects and the layout of the room. The host pays as much attention to the presentation of the dishes as to their preparation. It respects the principles of traditional japanese foodCalled washoku and recognized by UNESCO. This cuisine is characterized by the quality of the products, the preparation and the setting in which it is served. Guests seek to understand the intentions of the host as they savor each dish.
Lunch offers a 10-course menu to discover for 240€. Dinner consists of 13 dishes for 360€. The menu is mainly composed of vegetables and seafood. It ends with Japanese sweets accompanied by a light matcha tea (ousu). In the evening, the room is beautifully lit by Japanese candles.
Chakaiseki Akiyoshi – 59 Rue Letellier, 75015 Paris
Since its opening in 1981, this family establishment located in the west of Paris has become an essential place. Chez Thai, the discreet and joyful cuisine was created and quickly forged a solid reputation with local customers, who consider it a culinary adventure Do not miss. The address is now managed for two generations of this family.
At Thaï, you can taste a wide variety of colorful dishes and fragrant that will awaken your senses and delight your taste buds. Finally, although the cuisine is mainly Thai-inspired, the recipes are influenced by other culinary cultures in the country.'South East Asia. These influences blend harmoniously to create a unique culinary fusion which creates a bridge between different cultures.
The Crying Tiger is an iconic dish Chez Thai, a must-try that you absolutely must taste. It is prepared from traditional way with Wagyu beef, which is a cross between different breeds of Japanese cattle, including the famous Kobe beef. This meat is exceptional and very marbled, considered the best in the world.
Chez Thaï – 4 Rue de l'Eglise, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine - +09 (60)41
Le Shangri-La being the first Chinese palace in the capital, it is natural that Shang Palace be the best Chinese table. The restaurant applies strict rules and offers the best of chinese classics, while going beyond by offering dishes of high gastronomy that combine different culinary cultures and local and exotic ingredients.
Their menu includes dishes such as fried squid with pomelo and green pepper marmalade, wonton soup, hong kong fried lobster, sautéed organic angus with kale and rice wine. The initiation menu at 138 € is a great way to discover the delights of Shang Palace, and the service is perfectly executed with tact, courtesy and competence.
Shang Palace – Shangri-La – 10 Av. d'Iéna, 75116 Paris – 01 53 67 19 98
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