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Hippopotamus

#11,609 of 14,158 Restaurants in Paris
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Champs-Elysees
French, Steakhouse, Grill
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20 Rue Quentin Bauchart | Ave des Champs-Elysees and Ave George V, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 47 20 30 14
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Space is friendly. Most people seem to want to change tables. Still, there is wi-fi. The menu is okay, the service average, the onion soup was stone cold, the burger was okay, the fries average. In fact it really is just average in all aspects. If you have a choice or time to source somewhere else do so. I would... More 

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Floride
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We were three for dinner and we've gone to Hippopotamus restaurants for years for get-togethers. The head waitress (Chef d'Acceuil (?) received very poorly, despite a relatively empty restaurant. She placed us at a the station where they manage billing and stock all tableware and condiment supplies. She wasn't pleased when we asked to change seating. Then, the initial service... More 

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Paris, France
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144 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Crowded, very limited space to seat, tables are even on the door entrances. Service is poor, you have to seat where they want, not where you wish, food is almost "industrial" style, and expensive for what you get.

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Boston, MA
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to go with kids. They are expected here, not just tolerated. Very friendly service. Food is quite decent with reasonable prices. Also, safe for peanut allergies. This is a chain with locations throughout France.

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Thank RudyDoyle
Reykjavik, Iceland
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156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I don't understand steakhouses where the chef does not know how to cook a steak to the requested color. When you ask for medium it shouldn't be raw inside? So this place is really not worth it. The kids liked their hamburgers though. Our waitress, though, was very prompt.

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Thank Krissigu
Skanderborg
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277 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Last time we were in Paris we visited Hippopotamus and this time we wanted to see if it was just as good as then, so we walked from the Eiffel Tower to this branch near the Champs Elyssees to have our lunch. There is something for everyone: steaks, burgers etc. The children liked it and so did I. It´s a... More 

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Thank Lars S
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The service was great! Seated right away and waitress was quick to take our order. It was not an expensive, high dining experience but we had no complaints about the quality of the food. Ordered salads, steaks and burgers and all were delicious. Would recommend for a quick meal and good price!

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Thank 516diannef
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The place is steak oriented and prices for the main course start at about 15€. Here's the real deal. The BBQ sauce tastes like watered down ketchup; The sides ordered will probably arrive incorrect and then take circa 15 minutes for them to fix the mistake. The steak, depending on which one you order has a large probability of being... More 

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Thank Dragos A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Do not eat at this restaurant (probably at the entire chain) 1. Entree - we received burned regular bread with some ham and cheese and choros that tasted like sponges. Cost 17€!!! 2. 500 gr serilion - deferent cooking stages on all the stake (rare all the way to well done) cut in stripes ( I never received stakes that... More 

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Thank Gal F
London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Wanted somewhere near the Champs Elysees to eat at a non stupid price for the location and picked this as it looked like it might suit the purpose. I could tell from the online website the kids would be ok with the menu etc, pretty much what you'd expect from any chain restaurant catering for children. I was pleasantly surprised... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Rue Quentin Bauchart | Ave des Champs-Elysees and Ave George V, 75008 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Champs-Elysees
  • Neighborhood: Champs-Elysees
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 20 30 14

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