Koetsu

Address: 42 rue Sainte-Anne, Paris, 75002, France
Telephone: 01 40 15 99 90

- Mid-range

4.4

A zen den in Paris's Japanese restaurant enclave.

Finding your way through the mass of Japanese restaurants on rue Sainte-Anne can feel like a bit of a lottery. I've tried several out over the years - some are simple canteens (try Michi at 58 bis for fresh bargain sushi and sashimi, Higuma at 30 is extremely popular for ramen noodles), but this is one of the places I've been back to: one of the smarter affairs, and a good choice if you want a real meal out rather than a quick snack at lunchtime.

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Value for money
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Location
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Food and drink

As well as decent sushi and sashimi, there are plenty of other interesting options, including lacquered grilled fish, seaweed salad, vegetable tempura and beef teriyaki – the menu découverte is a good way of trying several of them out. It's also a rare place in Paris to do shabu shabu, a sort of Japanese fondue in which you dip thin slices of meat and vegetables into a pot of boiling broth.

Ambience

A stylish combination of exposed stone and pale wood.

Service

Courteous and friendly.

Location

About halfway along the Japanese heartland of rue Ste-Anne, which stretches between Opéra and the Palais-Royal.

Price advice

There are lunch menus for around 14-17 euros, dinner menus around 21-32. The shabu shabu fondue is rather pricey at about 50 per person.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Relaxation
  • Romance

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