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Nodaiwa

#1,748 of 13,494 Restaurants in Paris
#1,880 of 14,094 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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272 rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 86 03 42
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Unagui

This is a traditional Japanese house which only serve Unagui, eal is the best in Paris, just perfect great selection of sake and also great service, is a must if you are a Unagui lover

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
dl19682014
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Paris, Île-de-France, France
Good for:
  • Romantic
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Paris, Île-de-France, France
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a traditional Japanese house which only serve Unagui, eal is the best in Paris, just perfect great selection of sake and also great service, is a must if you are a Unagui lover

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Milano
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I went several time to this restaurant and the unagi they serve here can't be compared with the common grilled eel you can find around... it's just perfect! I love it.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

According to my Japanese friend, this is a well known unaki restaurant even in Tokyo, Japan. I even went there several times and it never disappointed me. All the appetizers are good although the portion is little. The most delicious part is Unaki bento. There are several different size... Ladies, you can pick up the smallest one. Gentlemen, pick up... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place is the branch of the one in Japan. I am told that eels come from Amsterdam and since I like smoked eels from Holland, thought we would give Unaju a try. Their kimosui soup was quite good but disappointed with the eels. Wasn't fatty and plump. There was no bite and firmness to it. This unfortunately is true... More 

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Grasse, France
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129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We can't make up our mind. Let's start with the positive side: The tea was good, the rice was good, the eel was good quality, some of the other little pieces that came with the menue were also good, service was good - so what is the problem there ? Well, first of all - this restaurant is very expensive... More 

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Paris, France
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

It is not an easy task to reproduce specialty dishes like the eel meals outside of Japan. It is something very special for us, and the chef needs to do so using not necessarily exactly the same ingredients given the limited availability / cost compared to home. I think this restaurant has succeeded in providing something solid and of good... More 

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Rome, Italy
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333 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This small restaurant with its old-fashioned simple decor serves mostly eel dishes - on my last visit I tried the winter soup version, which was filling, warming, and tasty (don't worry about the wasabi, it's not fiery at all once mixed with the broth and the others herbs and flavorings). I also tried the special beer of the month, brewed... More 

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Paris, France
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 272 rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 86 03 42

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 89
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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