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Hippopotamus

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Odeon / Saint-Michel
French, Steakhouse, Grill
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9 rue Lagrange, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 13 99
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11:45 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:45 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 00:00
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Logan, UT
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I took my young daughter to Hippopotamus because I read the reviews suggesting they cater to kids. And they do have a kids menu, but the food is similar in quality to (or perhaps worse than) McDonalds and the service is far worse! I ordered a sirloin steak...it was the lowest quality of meat I have ever eaten...I left most... More 

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Thank Patrick435
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I usually shy away from restaurant chains when I travel and try to eat at local restaurants, but sometimes it's good to know that you'll get a level of quality at a fair price. The menu is quite varied for a steak restaurant and the food was excellent. Service is friendly and prices are fair for Paris.

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Thank Sydney-sider_ML
Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Yes, it is a kids chain restaurant in Paris; but it was the only place that catered to our two fussy toddlers, had a great kids menu, high chairs, and room for a stroller. This place was a relief when the kids were fussy, and was right up the street from Notre Dame.

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Thank Matt_Amber_2012
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This looked like a chain designed to appeal to visitors, so at first we passed it by. When later we saw it was very busy and full of French people, we decided to give it a try. Menus available in English. Chateaubriand was excellent. So good we went back again another time because my wife wanted it (she had tried... More 

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Thank Phil W
Perth, Australia
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Hesitated at first it was a chain. Took the dive in and ordered the 1.2kg rib steak to share between me and a work mate. With 2 sides for each (I ordered the ratatouille and baked potato)... steak was medium and it came with 5 different dip sauces.. 2 cheese and 3 bbq sauce based. The meat was succulent with... More 

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Thank StanleyAUS
Belfast, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This Hippopotamus restaurant is the closest of the brand to Notre Dame Cathedral. Its just 2 minutes walk over the bridge and easy to find on the left. Its not on the main road and therefore not usually overcrowded. I've dined here several times over the last 12 months and have never had a bad meal. The staff were helpful... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

After experiencing the splendor of Notre Dame, this restaurant is just around the corner tuck away from the hustle and bustle. The ambience is relaxing and the food is great. The wait staff was helpful and gave us menu's in English. They took the time to assist in choosing their most delicious dishes. It was worth the trip!

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Thank Akingskid
Dubai
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

A bit serious attention of personnel but efficient. Good food with reasonable prices. Average fast to serve. Toilette a bit uncomfortable. Of course as any restaurant not easy to have a conversation too many tables together without space.

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Thank EmilioDubai
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This is a popular chain restaurant which means it usually doesn't go wrong. What surprises me is that their desserts can sometimes surpass the quality of main dish! Highly recommend their cafe gourmand! Yum!

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Thank Yabung S
Tartu, Estonia
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Maybe we were there on a wrong day, but two dishes we ordered were horrible. The meat was almost impossible to chew since it was like a rubber (medium rib-steak and kebab). And this "pleasure" cost us 50 eur

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 23:00
Monday
11:45 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 23:00
Thursday
11:45 - 23:00
Friday
11:45 - 00:00
Saturday
11:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 rue Lagrange, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 13 99

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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