Though the gastronomic love affair between Paris and Tokyo has been going on for decades — something most evident in the pâtisseries throughout both cities — it can be difficult to go to the French capital and figure out where to get some nicely prepared sushi and a bottle of sake. When in Paris, odds are diners are focusing on the young chefs and their neo-bistrots, or the temples of haute cuisine. But what happens when you want to take a break from the heavy saucing and natural-wine-peddling acolytes of Aizpitarte?
Instead of dropping in one of the many treacherous, sad sushi spots littering the metropolis, go to one of these eight restaurants. There's the Ile Saint-Louis bar many consider to serve the best omakase in the city (Isami), a traditional Japanese restaurant that's been around since 1958 (Takara), a place for those only interested in raw fish (Tsukizi), a solid option in the Marais (Icho), and much more. To the map:
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