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Udon Bistro Kunitoraya

#1,027 of 14,149 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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1 rue Villedo, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 47 03 33 65
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Antwerp, Belgium
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

I ordered tempura shrimp- Udon. Price was around 20 euro. I had 1 shrimp and a lot of noodles. The noodles were OK quality, but too much compared to the tempura. The tempura itself was too oily and the vegetables were overcooked. We were seated in the basement, close to the toilet and to be honest you could smell the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

This is another the popular place for Japanese noodles. There are always long queue outside, and they definitely have many loyal fans. The noodle ( udon noodles,not ramen ) they serve are very authentic, almost the one you can have in Japan .Dashi soup was tasty and noodles were properly done. Apart from noodles, they have side plates / dishes... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

I just came back from having a lovely lunch at Kunitoraya. We had to wait in the queue for 30 minutes, which was a bit surprising since we arrived at 14h30! But it was worth the wait. We got to sit in one of the coveted window seats, and service was pleasant, efficient and attentive. It is a tiny space,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

It's small, generally with an alarming amount of people queuing outside the small entrance. The udon is made in the premise and it's amazingly good. There's an upscale brother restaurant just a street away which is more a proper lunch/dining place. The simple food like the beef udon is good.

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Paris, France
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

I went here with a friend of mine who is a regular to this place. I ordered tempura-udon (12-13EUR). It was a bit disppointing as they only put ONE shrimp tempura for the whole bowl of udon but the noodle was really chewy" in a pleasant way and I enjoyed the broth as well. I will definitely go back for... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

It would be difficult to find udon this good in Japan itself. Avoid peak hours and get a seat at the counter upstairs where the action is. The tempura is freshly made every order, and I don't think you can find better in all of Paris. The lunch deal is excellent value.

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Falmouth, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

You can't miss this place on Rue Saint Anne; it's the one with the very long line. We got there early and did not have to wait too long. The staff was friendly, the price was right, and the noodles delicious. One of my favorite pictures from our Paris trip is my wife with her head almost in the bowl... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2011

Went here after good positive reviews from tripadvisor. I was greeted by a queue of around 20-30mins at around 7.30pm on a Tuesday evening. As we slowly got to the front, we were asked to go down to be seated. It certainly is a small restaurant and not much room if you have any luguage/shopping or prams with you. We... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

When ever I visit Paris, I never leave without visiting Kunitoraya. It's as good as the udon you get from its native Shikoku island where I happen to be born. It's a really casual dining affair, but you can get the noodles in so many different guises and the set lunch menu is tasty and great value. I am more... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

I had been here before back in 2009, and remembered it. It reminds me of Ichiban Boshi in Sydney in terms of the Udon. I always have Tanuki Udon because I love it, so I had it here as well. It was great as usual. There's nothing more to say other than I will be back when I come to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $16
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday
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
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 03 33 65

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