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Nodaiwa

#1,912 of 13,822 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighborhood:
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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272 rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France
+33 142860342
Website
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Hard to Get Good Eel Even in Japan

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Yori O
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The Villages, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
The Villages, Florida
Top Contributor
398 reviews 398 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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318 reviews 318 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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 142860342

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 59
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Things to do Nearby

Neighborhood Profile
Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.