Tokyo Eat

Price guide: Mid-range

Palais de Tokyo, 13 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris, 75116

Price guide: Mid-range

Tokyo Eat © ATOUT FRANCE/Jean François Tripelon-Jarry

By Natasha Edwards, your Paris expert

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#53 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in Paris
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
3.6
3.6
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

Combine food and art shows at this buzzy Parisian art world world 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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

Laidback yet efficient.

Location: 

Inside the Palais de Tokyo art space in smart western Paris.

Price advice: 

Around 40 euros for three courses à la carte.

Other useful branches: 

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:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
French, International, Vegetarian
Address:
Palais de Tokyo, 13 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris, 75116
Telephone:
01 47 20 00 29
Website:
http://www.palaisdetokyo.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sun noon-2.30pm, 8pm-1am; bar 3-8pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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