LITTLE TOKYO IN PARIS
LITTLE TOKYO IN PARIS
LEARN ABOUT THE "QUARTIER"
The Gramont street in in line with the Sainte-Anne street and it is very easy to walk from our hotel to this small district called "Little Tokyo" that surrounds Sainte-Anne street. It is a famous location for all japanese visitors, because it gathers numerous restaurants entorely dedicated to japanese cooking and gastronomy.
It is a place full full of live, located in the Opera district and close to the Tuileries. One can easily go there to sit down, to have a rest, have someting to eat or drink or (for cooking fans) buy some reel japanese food ingredients. One can choose his prefered cooking, all dishes or deserts are available all day long. In these streets one will find all favours and all japanese types of cooking in the numerous stalls and shops.
Take the time to look at the shop windows, to choose the ambiance of the restaurant, the organization, your type of cooking. Kitchen are often visible from the streets and you will easily see what you will enjoy eating. You may sit or choose take-away in most restaurants...
Some addresses thet we love...
Discover restaurant Happatei, at 64 Sainte-Anne street, "the street food as in Osaka", on site or take-away. In the window shop, you will see the moulds to make the Takoyaki (pancake balls that un little squid inside)or the Taiyaki (waffles with a fish shape).
Inside the restaurant we liked seating at the counter where the chief prepared the Okonomiyaki (salted pancakes) on the cooking heating plates. Original and excellent, We warmly recommend this atypical address.
The Tomo pastry is located at 11 rue Chabanais, a little street parallel to Sainte-Anne street. It is a pastry as well as a tea house.
Fater a warm welcome, you will discover the wonderful and delicious cakes, staged under a glass dome in the display case, charming almond paste shaped as flowers, a typical japanese service and ceremonial. We loved the place and the ambiance.
Did you know it ?
The Sainte-Anne street has always developed its own character in the history of the Capital. Thus, though it may sound difficult to believe today, before becoming the japanese district in Paris, the street has been the heart of the gay life and parties in Paris until the nineties.
To go there, you just...
You are already at rue Sainte-Anne.
Enjoy the visit! Bon appétit!