Japanese in Louvre & Les Halles

Some of Paris' best udon (thick Japanese noodles) is what this buzzing brick-walled address is all about. Grab a seat at one of the communal tables and watch the young chefs strut their stuff over steaming bowls laced with battered prawns, sweet duck and curry. Arrive well before 1pm (or 8pm) or risk leaving disappointed. Cash only and no reservations.