Restaurants

Top Choice Southeast Asian in Louvre & Les Halles

Bambou

One of Paris' most sizzling recent openings, this spectacular Southeast Asian restaurant occupies a 500-sq-metre former fabric warehouse, with vintage birdcages and a giant metal dragon adorning the main dining room…
Asian in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Goku

Fronted by a bamboo-fringed terrace, Goku is a sizzling new address for pan-Asian flavours. It serves everything from tapas-style kimchi (Korean fermented vegetables), sake- and ginger-marinated yakitori skewers and…
Korean in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Hero

The creative team behind Le Mary Céleste and Glass are behind this unique drinking and dining space. Hero cooks up yangnyeom (crispy fried Korean chicken) in sweet and sour, garlicky or fiery gochu yang sauces. Tast…
Japanese in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Okomusu

Once full – which happens within seconds of young Japanese chef Hiroko Tabuchi opening her table d'hôte – the door is amusingly wedged shut with a spoon. All eyes are then on the chef as she deftly whips up her spec…
Indian in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

MG Road

With a light and airy vintage decor inspired by the art deco 'Irani' cafes of Bombay in the late 19th century and a creative Indi-Brit menu by London chef Manoj Sharma, this contemporary Indian restaurant has found …
Korean in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Soon

When you cannot eat another too-blue steak, head to this contemporary and oh-so-elegant Korean restaurant where diners barbecue their meat on a hot plate in the centre of each table. Just ensure the dazzling feng sh…
Vietnamese in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Paris Hanoï

This upbeat restaurant with a cheery canary-yellow façade is one of the city's best addresses for pho (soup noodles with beef) and other classic Vietnamese dishes. It doesn't take reservations and the place is a ver…
Chinese in Louvre & Les Halles

Boutique Yam'Tcha

Sample Yam'Tcha's take on the bāozi (Chinese steamed bun), here filled with an array of unusual flavours, such as Stilton cheese, onions and curry; Basque pork and Sichuanese eggplant; or sweeter fruit-filled creati…
Japanese in Louvre & Les Halles

Kunitoraya 2

The interior of fancy-pants Kunitoraya conjures up belle époque France – antique mouldings and mirrors – providing a funky contrast to the wonderfully simple Japanese fare. At lunch, get your udon noodles served wit…
Indian in Latin Quarter

Krishna Bhavan

In northern Paris' 'little India' neighbourhood, Krishna Bhavan has spawned a string of neighbouring canteens. Here on the Left Bank it's an upmarket affair with a plush interior, but the menu remains identical, inc…