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Zen

#800 of 13,819 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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8 rue de l Echelle | 8 rue de l'Echelle Paris, 75001 Paris, France
0142613199
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Today
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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France
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place walking distance from metro 1 tuilerie. I had great diner. I believe it is expensive but i was invited therefore i can only recommend the quality of food

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Thank Sébastien R
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The food is exactly Japanese that were not tailored to local taste, and that is what I like about this place. If you like Sashimi/Sushi go for the Toro and the Hamachi. Chicken Tempura is also something you need to try.

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Thank Ghooma
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My sister and I decided to have a Chinese dinner here because of the view of the Bell Tower and Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge through the restaurant's windows. Presentation is beautiful, service is satisfactory, food was good.

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Thank Lena K
India
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Stumbled upon Zen while strolling in Paris. I was looking for an Asian place and they were far and few at least in this area. I was seated quickly and there were lots of people (including Japanese folks) enjoying lunch. I am obsessed with ramen and I ordered a vegetarian ramen but the broth was cooked in meat etc. So... More 

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Thank Shradha P
Bengaluru, India
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A great sign of a good Japanese restaurant is when there are Japanese customers eating which was the situation at Zen. The food was fresh and light. We ordered California maki - both avocado & salmon and avocado & tuna. With grilled salmon in teriyaki and steamed rice. Our girls dived into gyoza and avocado maki. Great Japanese. Enjoy!

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Thank Yellowdots
London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We absolutely loved our lunch - some of the best Japanese food we have eaten! The setting is basic but fine. I would definitely go back!!

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Thank Jenny212
Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

After living 6 years in Kyoto and Tokyo, this is the one restaurant near Pyramides/Opera that truly reminds me of Japan. I had the saba (mackerel) on one occasion and the tonkatsu (breaded pork) another. Both were excellent.

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Thank Angelica L
Venice, Italy
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the menu of sushi Royale. Fabulous choice of beers. Most of all, I was impressed how both waitresses remember what I didn't like on my previous visit from more than one month ago they help me and suggested knew the shoes that I completely enjoyed! Every time I come to paris this is a must!

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finger lakes NY
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253 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

My partner & I visited Zen recently, accompanied by a mutual friend. We each chose a different version of the ZEN Menu (their top Prix Fixe menu) and each enjoyed it. I was tempted by the oysters, but at 5euro EACH, not THAT tempted. Each of our choices was delicious, and filling. Service is attentive and quick; the menu choices... More 

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89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Zen offers quality food in a clean and modern decor at a very reasonable price. It is not a greasy spoon here. All this explaining the popularity of the place. If you are more than 2 persons, you could queue for a long time. We were 4 and had to wait a long time to get in and then to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue de l Echelle | 8 rue de l'Echelle Paris, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: 0142613199

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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