Some Japanese expats say you won't find anything closer to authentic Japanese cooking in Paris than the kitchen in Kifune. Sit at the bar to admire the sushi chef's lightning-quick skills or opt for a more intimate table. The crab-and-shrimp salad is a sublime starter, and the miso soup with clams is deeply flavored. To follow, you can't go wrong with the sashimi. A meal here will leave a dent in your wallet (though there is a €32 set menu at lunch), but for fans of
Japanese cuisine, the meals are worth it. With only 20 seats it often turns away would-be customers, so be sure to book in advance.
44 rue St-Ferdinand, 17e, Paris, 75017, France