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added about 3 years ago

There is a droughstore (selling Piere Hermes macarrons) at the triumf arc in Paris whit good take away sushi

added about 3 years ago

One of our best meals in Paris was at the restaurant in the Lancaster Hotel a couple blocks from the Arch and half a block from the Champs.
Michelin one star.
Only seats about 24, so call for a reservation.

Do NOT eat at any tourist restaurant along the Champs.

We also had a surprisingly good lunch on the a seine river cruise (2hrs) starting near the Eiffel.

added about 3 years ago

For a great tourist lunch, have a "
Potato Jacket" at Covent Garden while listening to the opera buskers or watching a juggler.

added about 3 years ago

In Paris, there are good Vietnamese restaurants around Metro Belleville. Not fine dining - just walk in and no need to dress up. They are usually packed so you will be rushed in and out in under a hour. A great place if you are on a budget and just want a really good bowl of pho is Dong Huong, rue Louis Bonnet (metro Belleville)
the Chinese district in Paris is the 13th and the Japanese restaurants are all around the Metro Opera. You can get good specific recommendations for those areas on Chowhound's Paris board.
If you are interested in French fusion I highly recommend le Chateaubriand on Ave parmentier. There is one menu per day and the chef often uses interesting Asian ingredients. Reservations absolutely required for the first seating at 8 (call a few weeks in advance if you can) but they take walk ins for the 10:30 seating.

Diana B

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added about 3 years ago

Not Asian, but I never miss eating at Laduree - it's more than just macarons (not that I sneer at those, mind you...); I like the one at 16, rue Royale, but there are three other locations in Paris.


Anissa Helou is a London-based author, blogger, teacher, broadcaster, and chef specializing in the cuisines of the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa. Her most recent book is Savory Baking from the Mediterranean.

added about 3 years ago

i think you will like Dinings in London. great Japanese food with a modern twist. as for paris, you can try shang palace in the shangri-la hotel. david lebovitz blogged it not so long ago and it sounded delicious :) here is a picture of one of the appetisers at Dinings.


added about 3 years ago

Seriously yum! Thank you all for the suggestions -- and I'm making reservations for Dinings right now!