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“Japanese surprise in Paris”
Review of Izakaya Isse

Izakaya Isse
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Ranked #1,741 of 19,023 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$52 - US$78
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
Description: Izakaya Isse serves authentic but modern fine japanese tapas and a huge list of fine sake. For lunch, you can order different type of donburi (bowl of rice covered with salmon or bee) or if you feel hungry : the bento of the day for 25€. Midi : Service assez rapide, formule de domburi au choix et bento très copieux, quelques tapas sont disponibles en plus sur demande. Soir: Plein de tapas à la japonaise et une grande liste de sakés pour vous faire plaisir !
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Unexpected fantastic experience of great japanees and fusion food. The place is small, tables are minimalistic but comfortable. The food in one word is amazing!!! Fresh well tasted well prepared. Aubergine from heaven, cod prepared as of sitting at the beach from a fresh roast in fire. Some 2 michelin star chefs should taste this and understand how to change the taste experience.. Price quality in this place is absolutely in balance. Ps and the dry sake hot and cold are from a very high quality, please try it!

Thank Edgar P
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch, lovely, staff super, very helpful, food delicious, the price was very good for the quality, a very Japanese experience, sake was good, sashimi, donburi, bento, highly recommend. Will be back.

Thank Isismcbank
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went with friends who had been to Japan and they truly enjoyed the dinner. We had reservations for the tatami room in the sous-sol , but unfortunately, they got a request for a large party and needed to accommodate them (we were notified ahead of time). The upstairs is crowed but not noisy. French diners do not talk loudly.

Also unfortunately, there was no anguille available that night. Anguille is truly a special dish for them I would say without hesitation the best in Paris. We received profuse apologies from the host who promised the anguille for next time.

In any case, the other dinner dishes were excellent, including softshell crab which is clearly seasonal. The bento box is only available at lunch so dinner is full à la carte.

One bit of warning, the portions are small, consistent with my experience with quality Japanese restaurants in general. So if you are a big eater, then you need more dishes plus rice.

The sake selection is outstanding.

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Thank GVVAGL
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Yes this a kind of tapas Japanese restaurant, (this is the meaning of izakaya) : a bistro with small courses to share... or not!

The food is really authentic, fresh, tasty, good! I feel here like at home. I come so often that I have my own Whisky bottle!
Taste everything, you would have pleasure! The Sake combination is crazy because they know what they are talking about...
For the diner it is a little bit expensive if you want to enjoy many courses, for the lunch the menu list is super short, no so expensive and very fresh...
I come here for years now!
The restaurant manager has changed in septembre... The new one is super gentle and very welcome! Continuing the experience.
Just a place that i love.

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Thank pojack55
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

such a geat place (tiny so reservation is better), service was just perfect! the staff so nice and advising us very well. We chose tapas formula with high quality Sake tasting (3 sakes). I highly recommend Taro with camembert (awesome). I did love Yuzu sorbet with a glass of yuzu. We'll definitely come back.

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Thank catherine S
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