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Japanese Bistro restaurant in Paris
A unique concept in France, the Japanese Bistro will offer you the best in Japanese cuisine at its restaurant in Paris in an authentic setting, plus there are traditional shows and live performances including Geishas, drums, etc, not forgetting that there is also a takeaway service.
About the Japanese Bistro
The Japanese Bistro is linked with the American Dream restaurant and entertainment venue, and these are both unique places in Paris to enjoy entirely different types of cuisine, shows and entertainment.
Now within the Japanese Bistro you will find a fun restaurant dedicated to Manga culture, which is a unique concept in the whole of France that combines fine food such as sushi, maki and wok cooking, with traditional shows including karaoke nights, Japanese culture of geisha girls and so on, which makes this an unusual and completely different venue for entertainment in Paris.
The restaurant itself has a light and airy feel to it, but there are some more traditional features such as the lights and waitresses dressed in Manga style that make you feel like you are being transported out of Paris. Yet there are also around 25 flat screens providing music and shows for added enjoyment, whether it be for lunch or dinner and an evening to remember.
Cuisine at the Japanese Bistro restaurant
To start with, from a professional wok chef you can have what is known as Les Plats Wok that comprises 2 meat or fish of choice, vegetables, sauce and accompaniment of rice, plus there is a vegetarian option available and these range in cost from €10 up to €15 for a mix of meat, fish and shellfish.
There are choices such as chicken, pork, beef, shrimps, fish and shellfish from the catch of the day and octopus accompanied with vegetables like peppers, onions, mushrooms, carrots, Haricot beans, bamboo shoots, etc then there are numerous sauces including Thai, the Chefs special spicy, sweet and sour, curry, etc.
Hors d'Oeuvres called Zensai are available like a calamari or octopus salad, chicken and vegetable ravioli, sashimi with half cooked salmon or tuna and tempura, which range in cost from around €6 up to €12 for a mixed tempura as of 2014.
Yakatori, which is like a grilled skewer is also available with delights such as tuna, sea bream, quail, beef with cheese, seasoned vegetables, mussels or duck and are an average cost of €5 for two skewers of your choice.
Sashimi, which is slices of fresh fish, are also available like salmon or mackerel for around €8.50, but there are also assortments available at the Japanese Bistro, along with a seafood selection for €18 and a slightly larger fish and seafood selection, which includes shrimps or prawns, mussels, squid or octopus, etc for around €20 as of 2014.
Traditional Japanese sushi and maki are also on the menu with a large variety of different options for an average cost of €5, but an assortment of sushi can also be ordered, especially if you wish to share. Plus there is the traditional temaki on offer, which is rice, vegetables and fish in a wrap of like a seaweed style algae.
Spring rolls, soya rolls, chirashi and ramen, which is like a soup, are also available along with formulas or set menus that include soup, salade, rice and much more, which again vary in price from around €15 up to €23, not forgetting they have traditional and very tempting desserts.
So as you can tell, the Japanese Bistro restaurant in Paris has many different dishes to temp you, and there are a wide variety of Vegetarian dishes also available, so there will be something for all tastes, but do not forget that even the wok dishes and others mentioned plus many others are also available to takeaway.
Visiting the Japanese Bistro in Paris
The Japanese Bistro restaurant in Paris is open on a Monday to Saturday from midday through to 3pm and then from 7pm through to midnight, however on a Friday and Saturday they do not close until 2am, which is when they have their Karaoke and party nights starting from 9pm.
And located in the 2nd Arrondissement, you will find that this is also one of the takeaways in Paris where you can either turn up and order, or place your order via telephone on +33 (0) 1 42 61 12 27 so that it is ready for collection.
When it comes to public transport in Paris, the nearest Metro station is called the Opera stop via lines 3, 7 and 8, whereas if you are utilising the RER trains, you would need the Auber stop and line A to reach the Japanese Bistro.