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“If you know what yakiniku is, you will know what this restaurant is about!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Matchan

Matchan
Ranked #7,647 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Japanese, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Paris, France
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“If you know what yakiniku is, you will know what this restaurant is about!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

I just love going back to this restaurant again and again, actually my husband and my kids do more than me. What's there to not like - grilled meat, yummy dipping sauce, the only place to have Japanese beer on tap...and not so Japanese but their spring rolls are awesome, the filling is like that of gyoza and always freshly deep-fried to perfect crispy skin. We always get the entrecôte/fillet combo and a side of pork marinated in miso and my little kids devour the meat, we are all happy with our meal and it's a fun experience to cook the meat by ourselves. It takes a getting used to, I see that the waitresses put the grill on too high and you have to ask to lower it after it reaches the high temp as not to burn all your meat. And plus I see too many westerners just dump all the meat at once, the meat is meant to be cooked in small portions as you eat, otherwise you just have burnt meat when you get to the end or you take too long to eat the rest after you take it out, not so good to eat it once it cools. This is as authentic as you can get to yakiniku in Paris, if you are not familiar w it and expect a traditional Japanese or Korean BBQ style of meal, you will set yourself up for a disappointment. One last thing, the ventilation is poor, do wear something you don't care about as you will stink all over of grilled meat whole day !

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One-of-a-kind and awesome Japanese BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Set a 15min walk south from the Eiffel Tower in a residential neighborhood in the 15th, this authentic Japanese restaurant is a delicious surprise! The restaurant is small and can fit about 40 people providing an intimate and pleasant atmosphere. In the middle of each table there is a bbq where the customers cook their food at their own pace. The food is primarily meat based (large variety to choose from!), with many side dishes available, likes soups and various greens. Great Japanese beer on tap! There are some vegetarian options to choose from instead of meat like tofu. There are a few "menu" deals that range from 13euros to 16euros and include a meat dish, rice bowl, salad, and drink. They also have "lunch menus." Good service.
I've eaten here a few times and have never been disappointed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Natty879
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