Next time you’re on Paris’ Left Bank, don’t miss out on a trip to this institution for elegant Japanese cuisine. Located steps from Le Bon Marche and next to Café de Flore (historic, but we suggest avoiding it), this iconic Japanese restaurant offers gourmet sushi and soba. Jane Birkin loves it – and we do too.
At Yen, you can experience the best of both traditional Japanese cuisine and French wine selections – all within a welcoming atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Whether it’s nigiri, sushi rolls or mixed tempura, Yen offers a variety of both cooked and raw seafood-based dishes.
Yen’s menu will please even the most discerning palate. Their sushi is carefully prepared and presented with a distinctly French flair. This pairs perfectly with a bottle from their extensive selection of French wines from small producers like Domaine Simon Bize et Fils – from one of our favorite winery restaurants in Burgundy.
The atmosphere at Yen is modern and sophisticated, with a hint of traditional Japanese style. Or you can sit outside and people-watch. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the restaurant itself is quite small, so it’s best to make a reservation in advance (by phone only) – but trust us when we say that it’s worth the effort.
Yen, 22 Rue Saint-Benoît, 75006 Paris, France +33 1 45 44 11 18