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“Great experience”
Review of Shu

Shu
Ranked #967 of 17,424 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
2 reviews
“Great experience”
Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

We were in Paris for around 20days. Finally we had try this restaurant after reading the comments. As they have only set menu and the main dishes are " fry" food so if u are ok then u should go try. We love it..it was one of the best meal in this trip. Good food and good service..attention to details.. I actually don't eat meat and they were able to adjust the menu for me. I will go back for sure!!

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“Japanese Brilliance in Saint Germain”
Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

We are from Australia & speak very little French. So the idea of going out some restaurants was intimidating.

We always seek tripadvisor reviews and I am pleased to say this was another marvellous suggestion. You enter in via a quirky small door even midgets would have to duck their head, once inside its a like walking back into the 1600s.

Stone walls with jaggered rocks fused with Dim lighting and classy setting give you the feeling you are onto a winner.

The staff were very polite and quickly seated us within full view of the kitchen. The chef who owns the restaurant spoke fluent English which was comforting.

There was a choice of 3 degustation menus all of which promise to take you on a foodies journey. The wine list also promises not to dissapoint.

We went for the more expensive option the Kyora, it was delicious and quite a lot of food spanning over an hour and a half. .

Sushami, tempura skewers (seafood & meat), shiitake mushrooms, soup, & dessert ensure you are left feeling just right.

See attached our photos as we took some of most of the dishes.

Highly recommend.

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capnhist
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“Japanese with a French twist”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Disclosure: My wife and I are both Japan specialists who know a friend of the owner, which is how we heard about Shu.

First off, Shu can be a little hard to find. It has a tiny hobbit door (seriously, it's only about 3 feet/1 meter tall) just off the Boulevard Saint-Michel. Once you find it, you'll be glad you did. Ukai-san is a great chef, and trained at one of the most prestigious hotels in Kyoto, which is where the best chefs in Japan train. The food in unmistakably Japanese, but with a hint of French influence. Our teishoku (set meal) consisted of a kabocha nanbanzuke (like slices of pumpkin deep fried then coated in a vinegary syrup), a salmon salad, some pork katsu (similar to schnitzel), a simmered dish called nimono. The topper was the dessert, which was a layer of fromage blanc with red bean jelly and half a strawberry underneath. I'm very familiar with Japanese sweets, and I asked Ukai-san why he used dairy in a dessert which is usually vegan. He replied that "French people don't consider it dessert unless it has cream in it." Beyond the food, the atmosphere is very romantic. The lights are low, there was some light music, and the service is both prompt and mostly invisible. It's a great place for dinner, but for travelers on a budget I mostly recommend the lunch prix fixe/teishoku menu.

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“Mostly Kushikatsu”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

The variety of food here was a bit Limited. The £59 set menu came with two piece of half smoked salmon on a few green leaves, a small sashimi plate with two piece of white fish, one Amaebi(intestine was not taken out, which surprided me) and two piece of fish i forgot. Two piece of seabass sushi followed. Then most dishes were Kushikatsu. I am not a big fan of fried food. But they were pretty tasty and filled me up. The set then ended with cold noodle with broth.( You can choose rice soup with plum source) Overall, good food if you like fried food on a little bit pricy side.

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“Unique”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is next to our hotel it was the little glass door that had our interest so checked it out. Just beautiful inside which is down in a cellar which has beautiful stone walls and large wood beams. Modern furniture .the staff are very friendly and made you feel welcome as soon as you come down the steps.
We were placed in front of the Chef. ( he owns the restaurant ) we had the dearer of the three set menus and it was expained by the Chef who spoke great English ( which was good for us as we are Aussies). Each dish was just fantastic with great tastes. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the choices of wine , beer and Sake were extensive and the staff helped us make a great choice.
Make sure you book though , or you might be disappointed which would mean you miss a fabulous Japanese food experience.

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