[ There is no love sincere than the love of food ]
So far, this is the best nigiri restaurant I have ever been in Paris. The restaurant is on the ground floor with a nice little facade facing the street, however the glass door is always closed unless you ring the bell. No walk-ins are allowed, only reservations. This creates a quiet, calm and cozy space for dining.
There are only 10 seats next to the Sushi bar. If I remember correctly, there are 3 types of tasting menu you can choose from deciding how many courses would you want. Then you could start the fascinating blind tasting. Being part of the package, you are able to watch the Japanese sushi chef making the food. You feel his sincere attitude, philosophy and professionalism. Truly Authentic.
18 Rue du Louvre
This is a Neo-bistro[: small yet cozy place, run by chef with vision ] restaurant run by Pierre Sang. Most often, you would be able to see the chef in his bistro greeting people. You have the opportunity to sit on the bar and watch the crew preparing the last step of your dish.
It comes with a Mystery Menu of choice of different number of courses. The dishes are very creative, fusion style with some oriental or Korean cuisine evasion. Very refreshing ingredients, which add different layers of taste into the dish. Reasonable pricing.
55, rue Oberkampf
Have heard of Joël Robuchon for a very long time, he has the most michelin stars restaurant in the world, including 4 three-stars michelin restaurant in Las vegas, Tokyo Hong Kong and Macau. This particular restaurant situated near Champs-Élysées has been awarded one-star.
The restaurant is decorated in red and black by Pierre-Yves Rochon, which creates this explicit mystery on top of the luxurious atmosphere. For lunch, it provides a fix menu and you could pair it with wine. Love the dish decoration. Each course is well prepared up to its expectation. No unexpected surprises. Great for business lunch setting.
133 Av. des Champs-Élysées
Photo credits to z_zfreak and Will