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Hippopotamus

#10,776 of 14,216 Restaurants in Paris
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Montparnasse
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68 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 20 37 04
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Standard fast casual fare. Not sophisticated but surely appetite pleasing. The tempura style veggies were good. Chicken breast with fries were fine. Enjoy

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Thank CanFamily1371
arkansastraveler74
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321 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try this place since it was close to our hotel. It took a long time for a waitress to come to our table. It then took longer to actually get drinks. Th kids meal came before the wine did. Our waitress didn't speak English which made it hard to communicate. They did not let us buy any... More 

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Thank Arkansastraveler74
Jerusalem, Israel
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Nice, cozy place. The service was fantastic and our waiter received a big tip from us. However, we did not like the food. At all. Both of us had the hamburger with bacon strips. The meat was dry and the burger was flavourless. Maybe burger's aren't their specialty...

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Thank Eliran C
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My stirloin steak was like chewing gum, and my sister's burger very tastless. Also over priced. Cannot recommend.

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Thank Kiia H
Ancona, Italy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Nice steak with nice atmosphere. Hippopotamus is a nice restaurant family. They accommodate little children with drawing books to keep them busy in their baby chair. It was amazing how i didnt hear any baby crying even though the place was packed with children. The steak was done nicely and so was the dessert. Even though we came in big... More 

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Thank Nietha23
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,510 reviews
1,735 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Hippopotamus restaurants is more often in Paris, small tables, parisian ambiance, good steaks, frites, salades,, many choices of other menus; friendly and rapid service; cuisine is open late.

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Thank Manuela L
Vaasa, Finland
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Standard chain restaturant. Too long waiting time for food to be a chain. And they forgot part of our order. We couldn't choose the table amd were seated in a tiny corner at the window. We enjoyed looking at beggers and staff bringing water to them. Big point for that gesture. Still I'd rather skip it next time.

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Thank poczwarka
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Good place, affordable prices, good food, nice ambiance, slow service, friendly waiter. Recommended.

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Thank Marie L
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Last night in Paris, so went out for a few cocktails and food!! Did not disappoint!! Steak , burgers, fries, amazing desserts, cocktails wonderful!

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Thank Sarah B
Bluffton, South Carolina
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560 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Our food took forever. It was good but not great one of the lesser meals in Paris. It was convenient to Notre Dame but we had better meals elsewhere

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Thank HapyGuy7

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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, American, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
  • Neighbourhood: Montparnasse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 20 37 04

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

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Montparnasse
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the centre of Paris this neighbourhood has something for every hour of the day.
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