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Ranked #601 of 17,885 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Bright sunny clean modern happy cafe. Excellent quality food and service too. Lots of menu items, including vegan / vegetarian options.

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1  Thank Phil H
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

There may be a hundred places in Paris where you can get kare raisu (the Japanese pork stewed in a curry sauce served with rice), there are a a couple dozen on nearby rue Saint Anne alone, but this has to be one of the best.
And, as a luncheon special - kare raisu with gyoza - it's only 11 euros. Plus, you can eat it outside, on the sidewalk, rue de l'Echelle (though, it's still Paris, so you get the smoke of any diners who decide to light up).
The menu's reasonably priced, particularly at lunch time (excellent tori karaage, for only five euros), the service good and Zen is spotless with everything made on the premises.
Dessert is limited, but there's a Starbucks just down the street (and a Haagen Dasz two blocks away).
I've been going here for years, as have my kids. We try other places, but keep coming back.

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Thank Nick M
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Was so good very friendly people, great food, also came very fast!

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Thank Jamez D
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Why so many posts in English for a Japanese restaurant a stone's throw away from Le Louvre and Palais Royal ? We native locals do go there too and japanese tourist go for a slurp between Le Louvre and Orsay.
In the cheap Japanese noodle restaurant field, this one must be an exception in Paris: It is actually clean and design. Like it or not, it looks like a restaurant, not a chinese worker's canteen.
Menu is short and clear. They used to offer a 20 lunch menu slightly more elaborated than the usual noodle, gyoza, curry for the same price but it seems gone.
Food is really the best one can expect in this range of prices and when straying away from the noodles, it gets only better.
Only drawbacks: tends to be packed and noisy, avoid at all costs the basement room where decoration shifts back into the Worker paradise standard.
But who would care when on top, you have the cutest waitresses of any noodle restaurant in central Paris.

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Thank Eman69
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

Bright, modern, relaxed restaurant (ie, the sort I personally prefer) with good choice of food including set menus at various price levels. Enjoyed the food so much that we went back a second time. By central Paris standards, reasonably priced. And just a few minutes' walk from the Louvre.

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1  Thank PeterCG
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