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8 rue de l Echelle | 8 rue de l'Echelle Paris, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 61 93 99
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
8 rue de l Echelle | 8 rue de l'Echelle Paris, 75001 Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're walking in the cold and rainy weather looking for lunch. We found a cozy Japanese restaurant that satisfied our need for comfort food similar to what we would find at home (in California). We found familiar and favorite foods on the menu, ramen, donburi,...More

Thank D0rindaW
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

A short walk from the Louvre and just off the main strip so people don’t seem to notice it. Zen has a Bib Gourmand from Michelin, and deserves one, for the high quality, good value food. The menu is also in English and they do...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We were there for lunch and my boyfriend had eel on rice which he found fantastic and I had Yakisoba that reminded me of the Japanese comfort food I had at my Japanese friend's home. The service exchanged the soup that usually comes with the...More

Thank Mirjana G
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Authentic japanese restaurant in central Paris, near Louvre. Great service, balanced menu, reasonable prices. I highly recommend.

Thank Vekiv
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Authentic, exceptional service, attention to details, excellent menu. You cannot do better than Zen for an all round experience. I’ve lived in Japan for over 12 years and confirm this establishment as a defender of authentic and progressive Japanese dining.

Thank ChrisBiz1
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Very busy place. There was a queue when we arrived. We were shown to are table quickly. Food arrived soon after we ordered. Curry was very good with plenty of flavour. Soup noodles huge portions!! All in all, good food and very reasonably priced.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Authentic japanese restaurant, with a good sushi menu. The place was busy but did not feel crowded. Service was very attentive and the sushi chef , who i suspect was the owner made a special point of coming over to my table to see if...More

Thank patsenoj
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Zen is a place to visist for a quick meal - the restaurant is not cosy and you do not feel like spending a long time sitting in comfortable chairs and re-experience your day. We had a bit of everything on the menu and none...More

Thank Anne N
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at Zen last weekend. The staff is very friendly and will advise you if you don’t really know what you want. We shared a sushi platter. Every single piece was tasty. The fish was fresh. And the wasabi added a...More

Thank Alexandra A
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Anything with matcha (green tea) is always worth trying. We had the strawberry layer cake and matcha dessert. The sushi is as expected, ie good. The miso soup very well done. The pork cutlet is a must try. Our dining experience was somewhat marred by...More

Thank MrTBS
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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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 93 99
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