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“Some Charm, but Overpriced”
Review of Toraya

Toraya
Ranked #2,058 of 19,029 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
Reviewed 9 March 2016

As with all Japanese culture, there is charm here and design simplicity. However, the food is average and the prices are exorbitant. Perhaps just for tea?

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Toraya is a classy tea room where you can find different kinds of japanese teas and authentic patisserie.
You may not find the same sweets throughout the year, but will have the chance to get whatever is typical of the season.
It is absolutely worth more than a visit, but it is very pricey and was not impressed by their service, since I have been waiting a while for the tea and had to remind the staff before getting it.

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Thank Francesca G
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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

This place is great for lunch, they have a menu that tastes fresh and light.

There's only 3 choices and if you reserve you also need to choose in advance; but everything look and taste delicious (including their famous traditional Japanese desserts).

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Reviewed 23 August 2015

We took a refreshing break before returning to our hotel nearby. We didn’t know anything at all about Toraya, but a lady seated inside,on her own, give us a “discreet” thumb up while we were looking through the window.
The place was quiet and we were offered a “monastic” table near the window. The waitress was very patience and gave us plenty of guidance and explanations. We ate several confectioneries that my partner and I never tried before, all were delicious, full of flavour and most of them a big surprise to our palates. We heard for the 1st time about ingredients that we didn’t know exists and we drank macha tea and green that were invigorating.
The place is a little pricey (we were greedy!), but the experience is well worth the expense.
We mentioned this place to the concierge of the Castille Hotel and he agreed with us that the place is wonderful and we should go back for lunch next time.

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Thank Pepe P
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

It's great to get away from the hustle and bustle every so often here. Also a nice place when eating alone (there's a big communal table). Good, light food with a french touch but essentially japanese. The lunch menus are refreshing and include magnificent desserts. Be ready to pay a rather hefty bill, but I'm not complaining, I would say that all things considered, it's worth it.

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Thank Xeni25
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