There's no shortage of Japanese restaurants around the Louvre, but this one is a cut above much of the competition. The white-and-lime-green space feels refreshingly bright and modern, and you can perch at one of the curvy counters for quick bite or settle in at a table. The menu has something for every taste, from warming ramen soups (part of a €12 lunch menu that includes five pork dumplings) to sushi and sashimi prepared with particular care. The donburi—rice topped
with meat or fish—and the Japanese curry with breaded pork or shrimp are also very good. A sign of the chef's pride in his food is that he offers cooking classes some Sundays (in French).
8 rue de l'Echelle, 1er, Paris, 75001, France