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“Best sashimi outside of Japan”
Review of Isami Zushi

Isami Zushi
Ranked #4,784 of 17,304 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$59
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Best sashimi outside of Japan”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Wow, the fish was so fresh an tasty!
Recommended only for those who understand and appreciate real japanese culture and food.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank EsBu
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
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1,472 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 677 helpful votes
“Holy Grail for sushi lovers”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

As far as sushi are concerned, Paris was always waaaay behind London and New York, not to mention the West Coast (mind you, even Nobu managed to bankrupt in Paris !).

So, for a sushi lover, the choice is usually limited and not very attractive. Against this background Isami stands out and could clearly carry to local crowd at Tokyo fish market.

Some of the reviewers are absolutely right - the friendliness of the service stuff could clearly improve and so could the management of the space. Now, maybe the staff isn't most friendly but i'm going there for fish, not to have a chat; regarding the booking, if they have table available, you can just call 3 mins before and it works.

Now the food: those are among the most fresh, delicious, tasty sushi I ever had and clearly score very high on otherwise limited Parisian sushi scene. We went through usual marinated vegetables and hot tofu (delicious) before mowing to raw fish and some makis, all that prepared in front of you and eaten faster than cut. If you are not a beer fun, saki menu is also very interesting, even if a it pricey (as by the was is the place - we paid about 200 euros for three, cheap as compared to London but on the high end of the price scale for this kind of restaurants.

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Scipion-Paris
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Risch, Switzerland
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251 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“good sushi”
Reviewed 9 October 2012 via mobile

Isami is a good sushi place, but it lacks a bit of atmospere. no irasshaimase when entering, no special Japanese twist. it is apity, as the are really nice.

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Thank Christina B
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
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“Good Sushi, but unfriendly owners ”
Reviewed 1 September 2012 via mobile

Read the reviews here. They are right. Sushi was vey good, but seven euros for a 0.3 beer is simply way too expensive for such a simple restaurant.

The service consist on the owners plus one waitress. The owners were completely unfriendly and were not even willing to explain what the different dishes were. They rushed us through the dinner so that we could leave room for new guest even though the restaurant was still half empty.

We will definitely not come back here.

3 Thank Suabo
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Paris, France
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Genuine Japanese Restaurant”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Fresh, traditional, authentic japanese food in the middle of Paris.
Worth a try !!

Visited March 2012
Thank Michel8188
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