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Aug 19th, 2002, 06:01 AM
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Lynn
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Recommendations for inexpensive Chinese and Italian restaurants in St. Germain des Pres area of Paris

Hello, we'll be staying in the St. Germain des Pres area, rue Jacob specifically. Can anyone recommend any inexpensive Chinese and Italian restaurants? I have only seen one Chinese place listed: Mirama.

Thanks!
 
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Aug 19th, 2002, 09:00 AM
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Try Zagats
 
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Aug 19th, 2002, 09:19 AM
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You'll find more Vietamese restaurants than Chinese in France.

And very tasty they are too! Give it a try!!
 
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Aug 19th, 2002, 09:50 AM
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Although I cannot give specific recommendations, we did eat a chinese restaurant in the Latin Quarter, fairly close to St. Germain (we stayed in St. Germain). There were quite a few Chinese restaurants in the Latin Quarter.
 
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Aug 19th, 2002, 10:07 AM
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We had a wonderful Italian dinner at LaVilla d'Orsay in the St.Germain area. The price was good and so was the food. I don't have the address with me but can get it if you want. Just let me know.
 
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Aug 19th, 2002, 06:26 PM
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I ADORE La Locanda (Italian)on the rue dragon just caddy-corner from the Deux Magots...the owner is absolutely charming and he and his wife decorated the 2 story intimate space so wonderfully, you would think you were in a Tuscan villa... food is fantastic, great prices. Such good prices you can splurge and order the Brunello AND limoncello.

Buono appetito,
Wendy
 
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Aug 19th, 2002, 06:33 PM
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Than at 42 rue des Sts-Prers.Small and popular Cantonese.Cheap.
 
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Aug 19th, 2002, 10:29 PM
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Thank you very much for all the suggestions-I appreciate it! Any additional suggestions are welcome.
 
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Aug 19th, 2002, 11:20 PM
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Here are some places. The center of Paris is also the most touristique. Choosing an hotel in a central area is practical but finding inexpensive restaurants in these locations is much harder. Here some addresses as you requested but be aware that there are many little bistrots serving delicious French food that will cost as much as the italian, chinese or vietnames places. If you are on a budget, go shopping for Bread, cheese, charcuterie, get some wine and go to aone of the numerous parks. Paris is the greenest capital of the world There are a lot of charning little parks to visit and enjoy. Picnics and alcool are allowed. Good luck!

VIA PALISSY 11 rue Bernard-Palissy Tel: 01 45 44 02 52 Métro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Spécialité: Italienne 10 to 15 euros

CAFFE TOSCANO 34 rue des Saints-Pères Tel: 01 42 84 28 95 Métro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Spécialité: Italienne 10 to 15 euros

KOO-A 214 rue St-Jacques 75005 Paris Tel: 01 43 54 57 72
Métro: Luxembourg
Spécialité: Chinoise
Good and generous portions between 10 and 15 euros

The French were in Indochina until 1952. So Vietnamese restaurants are more numerous in Paris than chinese. Vietnamese food is more subtil, more delicate than chinese, yet not as spicy at thai. There is a vietnamese colony of former refugies in the 13th district, consequently lots of restaurants there, inexpensive and serving great food.
Paris is very accessible by subway, there is a subway stop within 500 feet from any address and the system is easy to follow although it takes a little to get used to.

LE FOYER DU VIETNAM 80 rue Monge 75005 Paris Tel: 01 45 35 32 54 Métro: Monge Spécialité: Vietnamienne
Neither the outside or inside look very impressive but go in and discover an inexpensive yet delicious and delicate food. Prix: Entre 100 et 200 FF

CHANH SENG 86 avenue de Choisy 75013 Metro Tolbiac

MAI-LAM SAIGON 130 rue de Tolbiac 75013 Metro Tolbiac

LE-LAI 103-105 rue de Tolbiac 75013 Metro Tolbiac

XINH-XINH 6-8 rue des Wallons 75013 Metro Tolbiac

PHO 14 129 avenue de Choisy 75013 Metro Tolbiac

QU'AN HUE 159 avenue de Choisy 75013 Metro Tolbiac

Enjoy and good luck!
Fabien
 
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Aug 20th, 2002, 01:40 AM
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Were you not too excited about Mirama? I liked it. It reminded me of Mini Garden, a noodle shop here in Honolulu's Chinatown.
 
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