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12 Rue de l'Hotel Colbert, 75005 Paris, France
01 43 29 59 04
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Ranked #190 of 13,462 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Japanese
Neighborhood:
Odeon / Saint-Michel
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Paris, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Great food, great cosy atmosphere at the beginning ... until our noisy neighbours arrived, took off shoes and socks, imposed their rude conversation to the whole room ... I am sorry the personnel did not dare to ask these people not to be in bare feet, and to be less noisy... At the end we had a nighmare dinning experience.

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Paris, France
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9 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Finding the perfect balance between ambiance, cuisine and service is the holy grail in the restaurant business, and Sola is very clearly in the zone. Sola offers more traditional Japanese style seating downstairs, and Western style on the street level. The space is small, in what seems to be 16th or 17th century structure, tucked away in the small streets... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A very memorable meal. I'd recommend this place anytime. The staffs are all very friendly and attentive.

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I was sceptical about eating in a "Japanese" restaurant in Paris but this was brilliant, French influences, attention to detail and beautiful presentation all from an alleyway restaurant, the kitchen that they produce all this fantastic food out of is the size of a shoebox, very impressive, the service is attentive without being overwhelming. 9 course tasting menu. Looking forward... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Recommend to ask for the dowstairs seating. Very good experience, subtle flavors, very well balanced. Good service, relaxed dinning.

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I am posting this a little late, but better late than never, especially when it comes to reviewing Sola. I visited Sola in June 2013 (had to put December to post this) after my classes ended. It was an amazing experience. The dishes were beautifully plated, and the waiter was attentive, but not burdensome. One plate was missing caviar, but... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Myself and my husband went here whilst on our honeymoon in Paris. We have both said since it was the stand out meal whilst we were there and we would go back in an instant (hopefully for our anniversary)! We went at lunch time as we had booked places before we went and needed to fit everything in. The day... More 

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were a party of three at Sola last week and were amazed by the meal served. There was no menu or carte presented, we were just asked if there were any foods we didn't like or had allergies to. With great attention to timing, the tasting menu was laid before us, no rush. There were a few amuse bouches,... More 

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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We sat on the ground floor (the restaurant has a Japanese room downstairs. Both rooms were full when we were there), simply because we dislike to remove our shoes. We had each, this is compulsory, the tasting menu at 98 euros each. This was quite remarkable and both of us enjoyed everything except a single dish and this had more... More 

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89 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Hidden behind a small wood door in front of Notre Dame, Sola can be a great surprise for all those are looking for new tastes adventures in Paris The mix of cultures, influences, materials and experiences is reflected by the chef in the culinary process of this not japanese restaurant. I had my dinner downstairs in a traditional japanese environment... More 

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Additional Information about Sola

Address: 12 Rue de l'Hotel Colbert, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 43 29 59 04
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: French, Japanese

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