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“2 Course meal for 18e”
Review of Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus
Ranked #5,689 of 16,991 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“2 Course meal for 18e”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Ordered a Steak, Fries, a Salad, and Creme Brulee for only 18e! It was ok. Not amazing and not bad. But if youre looking to eat amazing Parisian food, this place might not be your best bet.

While I was there, the cooks burned something in the back, and the whole restaurant filled with smoke. Nothing was done to remedy the situation, and customers began to get up, pay their bills and leave. Felt really woozy and definitely upset my meal.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Eat a Hippopotamus”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

I love eating out. it's the best part of traveling to another country. Especially, when I'm being treated to a meal. I try to stay away from chain restaurants and find the sole proprietor spots. We saw Hippopotamus after we leave Gallerie Lafayette. Originally, I thought it was a kid's clothing store until I saw the tables. The food was okay but I expected better from a French restaurant. The lamb was overcooked and a tad tough for my taste. The wait staff was friendly and the wine was good. I would, also, say the prices are reasonable. The night before, I had a shish kabob that was heavenly from a hole-in-the-wall brasserie. There are better and cheaper places to eat in Paris, believe me.

  • Visited October 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Hippopotamus restaurant is nice place to visit while in Paris, located close to gallery lafayette and the business with lots of things to see. The food has a rich variety and very delicious, the price is also very pocket friendly!

  • Visited October 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nothing spectacular, just good food”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

My wife and I had the Salmon and steak respectively. While nothing to knock your socks off, it was good solid enjoyable food. the staff was very friendly and helpful and we all had a few laughs as we worked through the language barrier. A good place for a nice easy-going meal after running around all day. Would go there again

  • Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What you see is what you get.”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

The food and service is quite good and the waiters are friendly
Most don't speak English they try to help, but this is France. How many American waiters speak French?
They are very generous with the side dishes that come with the meal. (you can get as much as you want.)
Their main emphasis are steaks and Burgers but they have very decent salads.
The one disappointment were their lamb chops. (Tough and tasteless)

  • Visited July 2013
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