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Hippopotamus

#12,442 of 14,150 Restaurants in Paris
$$ - $$$
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12 rue de Rome, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 44 70 01 30
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with a friend there. Food was nice but we received very slow service. Waiter took forever to give us the menus. We waited a while for her to come back and get our orders. Appart from that food was nice

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Thank Fadimatou S
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We went there as it was close to our hotel. Around lunch time the restaurant was understandably very busy. The waiting time for the food was average, and unfortunately the quality was average as well...We ordered steak and chicken the chicken was dry and the steak was chewy...I was expecting higher quality steak from a steak house. Atmosphere was nice... More 

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Thank Lina1993
Watford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had a tiring day out sightseeing, so decided to pop into this restaurant. It was fairly early and empty, we got seated quickly in a quiet corner and our waitress was very attentive and took our drinks and food orders fairly quickly. Husband tried the snails as had never had before and he enjoyed them, I had a salad... More 

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Thank WooClark
Paris, France
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We came in fairly early for dinner in a week day, before going to a show, and the restaurant was pretty empty... more servers than clients... As we were very thirsty we ordered a beer while we were chosing our meal. 20 minutes later, the drinks had not been served despite several attempts to catch attention from the staff... We... More 

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Thank biztraveller22
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went for steak and chips with green beans which 'seems to be their speciality'. Firstly the food was not particularly hot not helped by a stone cold plate. Having fought through several bits of undigestable gristle which I removed from my mouth courtesy of my napkin I finally gave up. Not only was the meat like Napoleon's old boots but... More 

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Thank Pip G
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The wait person was wonderful and very helpful. The food was bad. A ribeye steak so tough you could barely cut it or chew it. Avoid this place

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Thank Jane D
Stockport
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Visited many Hippopotamus restaurants and they never fail to impress on the quality of food. Their Steak kebab with bernaise sauce is fabulous as well as their creme brulee.

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Thank 594elainey
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We thought it looked like a cool place, and while nothing overall bad happened, the food wasn't worth the money and the service was TERRIBLE.

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Thank Barbara H
Crawley, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I totally agree with what one reviewer said about the staff having attitude. We went in and introduced ourselves to the lady at the door "bonjour... nous sommes deux!" and were pointed upstairs. We then did the same to another surly lady upstairs and were eventually led to a table by a lady who seemed annoyed at the inconvenience we... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We called in as it looks lovely however we soon realised they couldn't cope with the sheer table numbers, they had about 60 tables maybe more and what seemed like a skeleton staff working it! We ordered at the same time as a couple next to us and they got their food, ate it and had the table cleared as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Steakhouse, European, Grill
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue de Rome, 75008 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 70 01 30

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?