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“No mistake going there”
Review of Le Petit Japonais

Le Petit Japonais
Ranked #4 of 25 Restaurants in Venelles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Vaison, France
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“No mistake going there”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We tried an evening dinner at this sushi restaurant.
First don't get rebuked by the outside : for me it looks like a bad kebab, but inside the little room was well redecorated and is quite enjoyable.
The food is really good and we tried the ramen burger as well as sushis, with great pleasure. The owner seems really passionate about his job ; he's also a good salesman, maybe sometimes a little bit too much ;) maybe he was selling cars in another world...
The only real drawback is that the sitting room is competing with the take-outs. The organisation can thus be clogged and you're waiting a little bit more than you should.
Next time I'm in Venelles, I'll go back to try other items on the menu.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank oasdiug
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sonoma, California
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Poorly made sushi, friendly but inept service”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

How did this place get so many great reviews? Coming from California, possibly we are spoiled with so many sushi restaurants, but this place felt like amateur hour. Our California rolls fell apart on the plate before we could eat them, revealing unidentifiable green stringy vegetables and inexpertly hacked eel. It tasted bland and was hard to get through. The salmon and avocado maki nori had very little avocado and the salmon was tough. Miso-tofu soup was plentiful in quantity but lacked any kind of refinement. The whole ordeal took two hours as one guy served as sushi maker, waiter and phone-order taker. We finally left without receiving our final item because we could not bear to wait any longer. We should have listened to the hostess at our Bed and Breakfast, who explicitly warned us against going here.

  • Visited July 2014
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7 Thank theronware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Repeatable dining experience”
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Mouth-watering sushi and competent and friendly advice from the proprietor make for a great dining experience.

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3 Thank Henrique G
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