Where to Eat in Paris When You're Sick of French Food
There's plenty of good food to eat in Paris - but what if you're sick of pot-au-feu and cassoulet? We got you, boo - Some of the BEST dishes in Paris aren't even French, and here's where to find them.
This unassuming noodle shop is a stone's throw from the Palais Royal. They serve a long list of steamy bowls of udon - there's a bowl for everyone. (Try the shrimp tempura!) At lunch, each bowl of udon comes with a couple of delicious snacks to start, making it one of the best deals in town. As an added bonus, they're open Sunday and Monday nights, a rarity in France - but come right when they open or you're in for a long wait.
1, rue Villedo, 75001 Paris
12PM-4PM, 7PM-10:45PM. (5PM WEEKENDS) CLOSED WEDNESDAY.
90s rap tracks stream out of the open windows of Siseng, a warm space with exposed brick walls right off Canal Saint Martin. You'll find the hipsters of Le Canal munching on the wondrous creation of the hip restaurant - a bao burger - a five-spice marinated beef patty or breaded chicken filet, topped with confit onions and caramelized tamarind sauce, sandwiched between steamed Chinese brioche buns, with a side of sweet potato fries. Boom!
82 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris
12PM-3:30PM, 7PM-11PM. CLOSED MONDAY.
The Sunken Chip
Solid pun, so it must be a solid restaurant... The Sunken Chip churns out the best fish and chips this side of the English Channel. Who needs the TGV?
39 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris
12PM-2:30PM (3:30 PM WEEKENDS) 7PM-10PM
Paris' rue Saint Anne boasts some of the best Japanese food outside of Japan. A hop, skip, and a jump away from the busy street is Workshop Isse, a handsome Japanese grocery with a table down the middle, serving an excellent menu of authentic donburi and the like. Don't miss their sister restaurant hidden in a passage around the corner, called Momonoki, which specializes in tonkatsu.
11 Rue Saint-Augustin, 75002
11AM-7:30PM. CLOSED SUNDAY.
Italian food by Italian people... THIS is where to feast on the best pizza and pasta in France. Run elbows with the hip Oberkampf crew, or head to their second location, East Mamma, in the 12th. And guess what, they're open late!!
OBERKAMPF: 107 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
12:15PM-2:15PM, 7PM (6PM THURS-SAT)-1AM
EAST: 133 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Paris
12:15PM-2:30PM (4PM WEEKENDS), 7PM-10:45PM (11PM FRI-SUN)
Paris has had something of a burger boom in the past few years, and Blend was one of the first. Now boasting several locations, the most intimate is the OG, tucked away in the center of Paris. Grab a burger, and have some fries with that!
ARGOUT: 44 Rue d'Argout, 75002 Paris
REPUBLIQUE: 3 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris
1PM-3PM, 7PM-11PM WEEKDAYS, 12PM-11PM WEEKENDS
BEAUMARCHAIS: 1 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris
Rice and Fish
This funky little place with mad California vibes serves a long list of killer sushi rolls. Don't miss the homemade mochi for dessert!
22 Rue Greneta, 75002 Paris
12PM-3PM, 7:3O-11PM (WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY DINNER). CLOSED SUNDAY.
This solid ramen shop just steps from the Palais Royal has become something of an institution, boasting queues around the block. Brave the wait and you'll be rewarded with a hot bowl of shoyu broth and handmade noodles.
31 Rue des Petits Champs, 75001