Palais de Tokyo, 13 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris, 75116
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Seasoned travellers, Art, Chilling out, Design and architecture, People watching, Trendiness
Expert review of Tokyo Eat
The echoing distressed concrete halls of the Palais de Tokyo art space are also a buzzy place to eat out with an amusing art restaurant to complement the adventurous art shows. The space, originally constructed for the International Exposition of 1937, has been artfully arranged itself with open kitchen, spacecraft lamps, chairs customised by artists such as André and Kolkoz and big tables that make it good for eating out with friends. In summer the whole restaurant moves outside to big tables under the portico.
A global take goes from ever so French beef and morels or foie gras to a world beat of satays and risottos, a curry or carpaccios. Veggies come from star market gardener Joël Thierbault, there are unusual veg and fruit juices and always a veggie option.
Buzzy and convivial. At weekends it's popular with families. In the evening it draws a mix of the art world and the gilded youth of western Paris.
Laidback yet efficient.
Inside the Palais de Tokyo art space in smart western Paris.
Around 40 euros for three courses à la carte.
There's also a self-service café Tokyo Self in the basement. The hip experimental temporary rooftop restaurant Nomiya has to be booked on the web in advance on www.art-home-electrolux.com.
More information on Tokyo Eat:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Restaurant
- French, International, Vegetarian
- Palais de Tokyo, 13 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris, 75116
- 01 47 20 00 29
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue-Sun noon-2.30pm, 8pm-1am; bar 3-8pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards: