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Restaurant Kootchi

40 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
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“kabuli” (3 reviews)
“veal” (2 reviews)
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Afghani, Middle Eastern
40 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
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Reviews (49)
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed sharing a reasonable marinated chicken kebab, à la carte, and a 'formule'/fixed price meal of: Borani Banjan - Afghan Eggplant With Yogurt Sauce, Kabuli palawo (tender veal under rice with nuts, raisins and spices), and a creamy cardamom flavored flan with some chopped...More

Thank Lass I
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

4 different people, and all left satisfied with lunch. Fresh food and different spices. Good price and helpful staff

Thank Rodrigo M
Reviewed 4 March 2015

After spending five days being vegetarian we end up in Paris..being hustled at the champs elysees, and finally run into this little restaurant purely by chance. Lovely quaint place with Afghan rugs on the wall and a retired Afghan diplomat owner who is also the...More

1  Thank jmustaffa
Reviewed 6 January 2015

An excellent (and cheap!) meal in a difficult part of town (assuming you want to avoid tourist traps and don't feel like going to a cafe). Cosy interior and friendly service. Try the Qabuli Palaw.

Thank Zzzzzzzzz186346
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Get a solid meal for about 10 Euros. Meat/Veggie/Rice combo plate plus a custard-type dessert gives solid value, and tastes fine. This Afghan/Persian food place is a fine fit for the university student's Latin Quarter.

Thank MacArthur_42
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We found Kootchi while wandering the streets of the Latin Quarter, looking for something different. I've eaten there twice now, and both times we were very pleased with the experience. I should note that this is the only Afghan food I've ever eaten, so I...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 13 October 2011

The starter (soup) was clearly microwaved (I watched them do it) but it tasted pretty good. The leek raviolis were not bad, but the entire dish was somewhat bland and the flavors didn't taste 'fresh'. The dessert really ruined the meal- another microwaved dish that...More

Thank LC45
Reviewed 30 January 2011

We read about this place in a travel guide and were quite satisfied with the lunch menu. Sure, it's not the greatest food you can have in Paris, but it's decently priced, decently located, and was a nice way to have our first Afghan food...More

1  Thank poirelafrance
Reviewed 20 April 2009

We had no idea what we were ordering exactly but everything was very tasty, not too spicy but quite flavorful.

Thank etejoie
Reviewed 18 February 2009

A cute, cozy little place with friendly service, but I wasn't pleased to pay 18E50 for what amounted to two cups of tea, one cut-up tomato with sauce, a huge mound of white rice and a bowl of mushy, bland lentil soup. If I were...More

Thank TiffiniT
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 17
Afghani, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
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