The “Rice and Fish” is my first restaurant discovery of 2018 and a great place for everyone that enjoys verities of raw fish in a jazzy ambience. I am not exaggerating when saying that this Japanese restaurant serves one of the best Sushi in Paris – and also one of the most original ones.
Eat Sushi in Paris at a jazzy location
The location of the “Rice and Fish” Sushi bar is quite small; a long narrow room with an open kitchen, a bar on one side and tables on the other. Like in many other Parisian restaurants, you’re also in the “Rice and Fish” pretty close to your neighbours. It’s surely not for everyone, but that’s just how Paris rolls. To be honest, it’s a place to eat excellent Japanese food in Paris but not necessarily the place for a romantic first date.
Personally, I loved the pop feel of the place: everything is very harmonious: the outstanding and extraordinary food, the big Japanese themed graffitis along the walls, the rather loud electro music, the colourful shades and the windowed partition between the kitchen and the seating area.
The Food! Extraordinary Maki and California rolls
Yummy! The starter selection of the “Rice and Fish” restaurant is rather unexciting though: Edamame, Tempura or Miso soup, to name a few. It gets interesting with the main dish: you can choose basically between a rice bowl with different sorts of raw fish, Sushi or California rolls – from classic to original. Well, you’ll have rice and fish, surprise! 🙂 But: the combinations are super creative and far beyond what normal Japanese restaurants are offering; for example fried leek, Kimchi or scallops and also a high variety of different sauces and toppings.
And what to have for Dessert?
It’s hard to decide if you can choose between artisan ice-cream in funky flavours like Sake, black sesame or ginger, different flavoured Mochi or – and that was my choice and I warmly can recommend it – Green Tea Cheesecake. (D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.)
The “Rice and Fish” is not the cheapest Sushi you can get in town but it’s not leading you into bankruptcy either.
I had 3 kinds of California/ Maki (each came by 6), a Cheesecake with green tea as dessert and a 0,33l bottle of Japanese Kirin beer for 30€ in total. I felt it was a very good value for money.
16 Rue Greneta, 75002 Paris (Metro Réaumur – Sébastopol, line 3 and 4)
Tuesday – Saturday: 12-3pm and 7:30-11pm
Monday and Sunday: closed
Good to know:
- They don’t accept reservations, be there a bit early if you don’t want to wait.
- If you feel more like a something not raw; there twin restaurant is just next doors and serves Japanese style food as well – cooked
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