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CUISINE

BEST NEW BISTRO

CUISINE

SHORTLISTED BY BISTRONAUT #5

WHO
Two talented bistrophiles landed in a former takeaway shop with its classic ‘60s marble façade : chef Takao Inazawa (ex-Verre Volé and Benkay) and oenophile Benoit Simon (ex-Septime and Chateaubriand).

FOOD
For lunch - a steal of a deal at just 22$
- A delightful twist on poireaux vinaigrette with a miso dressing to start
- A generous serving of flavorful japanese curry with pork tonkatsu and acidic red cabbage slaw
- A perfectly balanced lemon-meringue-crumble in a bowl

At dinner the kitchen hikes things up a notch with a mixture of Franco-Japanese neobistro hits, such as:
- Rich Ankimo, a monkfish liver marinated in sake, steamed and then topped with grated daikon radish, served with a dashi broth for dipping 
- Silky suckling veal tataki woth tomato sauce and mandolined radish
- Incredible mackerel ceviche barely seasoned with yuzu and swettened by a perfect sweet potato purée 
- A spectacular whole fried red mullet with fresh roasted veggies
- Unusual trembling tofu prepared blancmange style, made from apricot kernels and amaretto, decorated with fresh figs
- Delicious bowl of Mara des Bois strawberries with a fromage blanc granita, meringue and lime

DRINKS
There’s everything we love!
Mauzac Gaillacois from Plageoles – 5 € by the glass
Rosé from les Têtes in Tours – 7.5 € by the glass 

Beaujolais from Balagny – 45 € a bottle
Mondeuse from Le Bugey des Vins de Lavie – 51 € a bottle

DECOR
Sci-fi delicatessen with a touch of Memphis. The interiors were carefully made over by architect Federico Masotto who worked previously with Jean Nouvel. Lots of lacquered burgundy melamine, mirrors everywhere, rows of button lights on the ceiling…

NOISE
Sound absorbing foam was ingeniously turned into wall décor, so everybody can feel comfy.

SEATING
Preferably at one of the two little tables on the street terrace to enjoy Paris at night.

VIBE
All-in-one coolness for a hip crowd with tastebuds.

SERVICE
Typically included. And super friendly as well.

WOULD RECOMMEND
To absolutely everyone! 

WHO
Two talented bistrophiles landed in a former takeaway shop with its classic ‘60s marble façade : chef Takao Inazawa (ex-Verre Volé and Benkay) and oenophile Benoit Simon (ex-Septime and Chateaubriand).

FOOD
For lunch - a steal of a deal at just 22$
- A delightful twist on poireaux vinaigrette with a miso dressing to start
- A generous serving of flavorful japanese curry with pork tonkatsu and acidic red cabbage slaw
- A perfectly balanced lemon-meringue-crumble in a bowl

At dinner the kitchen hikes things up a notch with a mixture of Franco-Japanese neobistro hits, such as:
- Rich Ankimo, a monkfish liver marinated in sake, steamed and then topped with grated daikon radish, served with a dashi broth for dipping 
- Silky suckling veal tataki woth tomato sauce and mandolined radish
- Incredible mackerel ceviche barely seasoned with yuzu and swettened by a perfect sweet potato purée 
- A spectacular whole fried red mullet with fresh roasted veggies
- Unusual trembling tofu prepared blancmange style, made from apricot kernels and amaretto, decorated with fresh figs
- Delicious bowl of Mara des Bois strawberries with a fromage blanc granita, meringue and lime

DRINKS
There’s everything we love!
Mauzac Gaillacois from Plageoles – 5 € by the glass
Rosé from les Têtes in Tours – 7.5 € by the glass 

Beaujolais from Balagny – 45 € a bottle
Mondeuse from Le Bugey des Vins de Lavie – 51 € a bottle

DECOR
Sci-fi delicatessen with a touch of Memphis. The interiors were carefully made over by architect Federico Masotto who worked previously with Jean Nouvel. Lots of lacquered burgundy melamine, mirrors everywhere, rows of button lights on the ceiling…

NOISE
Sound absorbing foam was ingeniously turned into wall décor, so everybody can feel comfy.

SEATING
Preferably at one of the two little tables on the street terrace to enjoy Paris at night.

VIBE
All-in-one coolness for a hip crowd with tastebuds.

SERVICE
Typically included. And super friendly as well.

WOULD RECOMMEND
To absolutely everyone! 

CHEF

Takao Inazawa 

OPENING HOURS

The restaurant is open on Monday evenings from 7:30pm to 10pm and every day but Sunday, from noon to 2 pm and from 7:30pm to 10pm.  

RESERVATION

Yes, by phone +33 1 44 63 75 64. 

Paris shortlist

Takao Inazawa & Benoit Simon

WHAT?
Two talented bistrophiles took over this former takeaway shop with a classic ‘60s marble façade where they pair tasty Franco-Japanese plates with a succinct selection of natural wines.

WHO?
Japanese chef Takao Inazawa (ex-Verre Volé and Benkay) and French oenophile Benoit Simon (ex-Septime and Chateaubriand).

WHY?
Because in 2019, in the best new bistro category that focuses on top-quality ingredients, natural wines and liberated cuisine (all the essentials, basically), there’s only Bright in London and Cuisine in Paris in our mind. In this category, much like their cousins on the other side of the Channel, the Franco-Japanese duo running Cuisine undoubtedly offers up the best of what was done this year. The war against the superfluous is always worth waging. It’s a noble cause that might deserve ennoblement. 

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