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Nodaiwa

272 rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
+33 142860342
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Ranked #509 of 12,539 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $59
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Louvre / Place Vendôme
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I went to Nodaiwa with my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday. We had red somewhere that this was one of the best Japanese restaurant in Paris and so it is! It was the first time I ate truly Japanese food and I loved it! The "anguille" was really good, the rice, the appetizers, everything was delicious! The waiters were very... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Delicious eel specialties - be sure to try as many of them as possible, they're all gorgeous ! Excellent home-made lemongrass spice too. Very friendly service. Very good wines and sake list. Definitely a warm recommendation !

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Lodz, Poland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

One of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Paris. Serving eel only, prepared in multiple ways, accompanied by set of delicious, tiny appetizers. Very calm atmosphere, without too much noise, perfect and discrete service. I ate there plenty times and I was never disappointed.

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Madrid
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We went to this Japanese restaurant by chance and we totally recommend it. When we arrived the waitress told us they didn't have sushi since their specialty was grilled eel, we liked it and decided to try. The place is small and cozy, the service is impeccable. We had an Udon, my first experience with it and it was great,... More

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Washington, DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I found the food pretty good, but the atmosphere and service pretty bad (even for Parisian standards). I was in for dinner for only 20 minutes or so. Recommended for the true unagi fans.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Well yes, not bad considering it is in Paris. First the taste itself is not bad, if you compare this unadon to others in Europe maybe this is one of the best, but if you compare this to the one in Japan the this is just average. Second the price is not bad at all, considering its location in Saint... More

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Rome, Italy
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263 reviews 263 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

A Japanese delicacy prized for its cooling and energising properties (Japan has a "grilled eel day", “doyo no ushi no hi”, during the hottest part of summer), "unagi" is a specialty in this small family restaurant (but with branches in Tokyo!) where the husband and wife front of house team (he's French, she's Japanese) is sometimes joined by their charming... More

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Atlanta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Focus on Japanese style eel dishes, excellent and friendly. Delicate appetizers and grilled eel entrees

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Bucharest
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This city centre restaurant has great reviews and was packed on Saturday evening so I'm glad we made a reservation. We arrive late but our table was waiting for us which is great. My and my girlfriend are big fan of unagi and we are trying to have some as often as possible. When we found out that there is... More

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

For a taste of authentic Japanese unagi/eel in Paris, this is the restaurant to go to. Don't be fazed by the French man who greets you at the door as he's actually a Japanese speaker (impressive!). Complimentary grilled tea at the end of the meal is a nice gesture. The price is on the high end for what some would... More

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