Israeli cuisine is increasingly popular among Parisians. It is a fusion of different culinary influences from the region. We find influences from Mediterranean cuisine, Arab cuisine, Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish cuisine, as well as Asian and African cuisine. In addition to the emblematic As du Falafel where it is possible to taste the best shawarma in the City of Light, there are other delicious restaurants with Mediterranean flavors. Here are our best addresses.
It was only 24 years old that Rebecca Rohmer opens its very first restaurant: Riv’K. Located in the heart of 18th district of Paris, this young chef has made a name for herself in one of the hippest districts of the capital. In his restaurant, Israeli and Japanese flavors blend together divinely well. On the map we find Freekeh, pistachio hummus, jewish artichokes, chalda, Egyptian falafel, Moroccan butternuts, shizo leaf crisps.
Riv’K – 35 Rue Véron, 75018 Paris
After opening his restaurant chain Miznon in Paris, the essential Israeli chef Eyal shani inaugurated its new restaurant HaSalon. Nestled in the heart of Saint Ouen flea market, the leader coming straight from Tel Aviv, offers cuisine with oriental flavors. When he has to go to one of his 40 other restaurants, it's Jess Soussan, self-taught executive chef of the restaurant HaSalon which draws its inspiration from a Mediterranean cuisine and its Moroccan roots. It is in a festive atmosphere that you can taste artichoke flowers straight from the oven, an impressive prime rib of beef or even lamb chops.
HaSalon – 106 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine
Shabour is not the first Parisian restaurant in the Chef Assaf Granit. A few years ago, he made a huge splash when he opened the Balagan, in the heart of the capital. But Assaf Granit did not want to stop there. It is a few steps from Montorgueil district where is Shabour the last starred restaurant by Assaf Granit. The chef offers a menu with multiple influences where merges east and west. It is a real explosion of flavors still unknown to the palace. Enjoy a wonderful fusion of Ashkenazi and Sephardic dishes. Lamb cigars, coppa and freki in aubergine caramel or matbucha anise and feta, you will discover exceptional flavors.
Shabour – 19 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris
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Journalist: Noémie Sadoun / Selection and Layout: Axelle Coubard