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Zen

#522 of 14,089 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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8 rue de l Echelle | 8 rue de l'Echelle Paris, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 61 31 99
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Today
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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London, England, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Was in the mood for some nice Sushi, so found this place on TripAdvisor and went there. Very well prepared Sushi, and very fresh fish. Service is also polite, quick and efficient. Had the "Royal Sushi sampler" which set me back €38. This was 12 pieces of sushi and Misu soup. They have both tables and a sushi bar you... More 

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Boston
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Had a quick lunch here. A strong local presence, which is always a good sign. The food here was good, though not extraordinary. Open on Sundays, which is sometimes a challenge in Paris.

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Thank jbos10
London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

By day 3 we'd had enough red meat, cream and butter so off to look for something Asian. I was a bit suspect about this place - too close to the Louvre and therefore potentially tourist rip-off central. But it was good. All the usual suspects. Some nice pork (for a change) gyoza, edamame beans, tofu frit, poulet frit, oshinko... More 

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Thank Richard W
Paris, France
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Everything is good and honestly priced. Around for more than 10 years, always creating new dishes, the food is authentic, well prepared and delicious. Staff turnover is negligible ensuring excellent service and continuity. Daily specials are unique and creative. Their sashimi/sushi menu is an excellent representation of all that is right and good. Reserve your table, very busy place and... More 

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Thank ChrisBiz1
Paris, France
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you are fed up with pseudo japanese restaurants managed by non-japanese, then read on. All dishes are prepared fresh with authentic ingredients, managed and run by japanese. Daily specials change often, adding freshness to their menu. Authentic, original, excellent and reasonably priced. They have little staff turnover, a sign of respect. I have eaten there many times, never disappointed.... More 

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Thank Chris B
Australia
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Got a ramen with breaded pork and a crab and avocado sushi roll, both were great. The ramen was amazing and the portion sizes were very big. I also got a gmc sencha which was good but was a tea bag and not loose leaf tea. But it was still quite good. Would definitely go back again.

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Thank Galway86
France
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place walking distance from metro 1 tuilerie. I had great diner. I believe it is expensive but i was invited therefore i can only recommend the quality of food

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Thank Sébastien R
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124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The food is exactly Japanese that were not tailored to local taste, and that is what I like about this place. If you like Sashimi/Sushi go for the Toro and the Hamachi. Chicken Tempura is also something you need to try.

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Thank Ghooma
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My sister and I decided to have a Chinese dinner here because of the view of the Bell Tower and Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge through the restaurant's windows. Presentation is beautiful, service is satisfactory, food was good.

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Thank Lena K
India
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Stumbled upon Zen while strolling in Paris. I was looking for an Asian place and they were far and few at least in this area. I was seated quickly and there were lots of people (including Japanese folks) enjoying lunch. I am obsessed with ramen and I ordered a vegetarian ramen but the broth was cooked in meat etc. So... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue de l Echelle | 8 rue de l'Echelle Paris, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 61 31 99

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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