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Udon Bistro Kunitoraya

#912 of 13,699 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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1 Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris, France
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Biarritz, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good, the portions a bit on the small side and slightly over-priced, the Tempura at 20 euro is very expensive for what it is. The big disappointment with this place is the air-conditioning, you come out stinking of fried food, really stinking like you live in a fish and shop. I do not think I have eaten... More 

Thank bicbodger
Beirut, Lebanon
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384 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area has many udon restaurants but on a Sunday only a few are open. We went early but still had to queue. Supposedly one of the best and they really were. We shared a Katsudon, an Udon with tempura and an Udon with duck all washed down with a Kirin Beer. The noodles were perfectly cooked and the tempura... More 

Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
Guelph, Canada
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441 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are willing to wait in line this place offers great Udon. I Really enjoyed the Niku. This is Udon at its best in Paris

Thank Mindful_Travels
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We were tired of eating heavy french fare, so we found this place by looking for the longest line in the neighborhood. Simple menu with good tasting well prepared items.

Thank Peter B
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place ! Nice functional area, located off the main streets. Limited choice but a great choice of dishes - freshly made. Good music - a bit jazzy - loved it

Thank Steven H
Barcelona, Spain
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89 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Went there with a friend owning a restaurant in Paris and food conoisseur. We ate there mant times and had the chance to taste many of their dishes. Nothing to say!!!! All is amazing. Great experience and service.

Thank psaab
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Trendy and unique in its kind in the interior design. The dishes are very tasty as they use high quality ingredients (well I think so). The main downsize is the portion which is very small compared to what you can find in the neighborhood / same kind of restaurants. Also, the price is a bit more expensive than the nearby... More 

Thank Bastien T
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Had heard a lot about this small/casual place - Kunitoraya. Walked all the way from louvre to this place for lunch and was worth it. The hot udon shrimp tempura noodles were awesome little steep in the pocket though but good enough to last for couple of hours. We also tried the chicken and egg rice which was decent better... More 

Thank Kunal M
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Japanese are great with French cuisine and now the French have some great Japanese Udon. This small shop serves a great selection of hot and cold Udon, along with other classic small side Japanese items like Meintaiko and Umeboshi. Highly recommend. You are likely to wait, however. The shop opens at 7. It fills up immediately which means you... More 

Thank Glenn G
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Don't bother if you're dining alone - they don't want you. I was told no when I said I was alone even though there were tables available, then they reluctantly seated me, then I was asked to move twice until I ended up in a dark, dirty corner. I never got served. Finally got up and left.

Thank Alexandra H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $16
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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