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“Great concept of Cantonese and French tastes and techniques”
Review of Yam'Tcha

Yam'Tcha
Ranked #582 of 17,304 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $49 - $139
Cuisines: Asian, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Les Halles
CT
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great concept of Cantonese and French tastes and techniques”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

The concept of bringing East and West together is admirable. However for my tastes I think the purity of fine Cantonese cuisine in Hong Kong, Australia, Vancouver exceeds this one-star Michelin restaurant. The starter of a razor clam bao (bun) had a different taste than the standard char siu bao. But, the white dough bun lacked the airiness of clear whiteness of its true Chinese counterpart. The next starter of jumbo prawns wrapped in wonton skins in a lemon emulsion was interesting, but I would take a well prepared har gow any time. The John Dory with black bean and pimento on stirred fried cabbage/lettuce was just okay because the fish was too tough for the preparation. The standard dish with black bean ginger and hot oil with flounder or sea bass is better. The duck dish was standard but the skin was not crisp. A well prepared Peking duck with its crispy skin has more intensity. The fried gin doy (sesame ball) was substituted dark chocolate for sweet bean was the highlight. New and different always gets positives for creativity but purity of tastes is more important.

  • Visited February 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best foodie experience in Paris”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We lived in Paris for 2 years and then had several trips back for discovering new restaurants. This one tops it all. The menu is delightful, the concept original. You get to watch the tiny kitchen where the staff of 3 works diligently while watching the guests. Food is excellent, service is meticulous, setting is cozy. We only had trouble understanding the tea sommelier who could not speak either decent french or english. But all in all, a wonderful foodie experience well worth the price.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank bade t
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Turkey
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Creative fusion food in the center of Paris!”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

A small open kitchen restaurant. They only serve fixed tasting menu. So be ready to eat a lot. But the dishes are light and tea pairing helps you to digest easily. Very delicious food. Highly recommend! Will definetely revisit when we are back to Paris.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Maliparmi
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“What an experience!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had found the details of this wonderful restaurant on the internet and had made a lunch reservation through our Hotel for lunch on our first day in Paris ... we definitely weren't disappointed. The restaurant, though small (you must book as it only seats 20) had a lovely atmosphere and we were able to seat beside the open windows leading to the street; service was impeccable and we can't start to explain how extremely tasty and exquisite the food was. For those who know Tetsuya, this is the Paris version!

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Travellers057
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Seattle
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“very good”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Innovative food and very professional service. Cozy space. Veg-friendly, especially if you notify them when you reserve that you'd like veg food. The wine and tea pairings are worth it. Plan for a relaxed two to three hours.

  • Visited July 2012
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