If Jules was ever exiled, he’d head straight to Japan without a shadow of a doubt; to go to a country this refined, where the food is as delicious as it is… Jules gets butterflies just thinking about it! As a bit of a fan of raw fish dishes, he loves wandering the streets of Paris in search of a real Japanese dining experience, and, totally by chance, he found a super place in his cherished 9th arrondissement… on rue Richer.
Photo credit: Carnets d’une flaneuse
At Kiku, after taking a table which, although not much to look at, is as cosy as can be, you’ll learn that the chef Kyoichi Kai, having worked in Tokyo, Sydney and London, decided to set up shop over in Paris. Here, he allows his Parisian patrons to taste some proper Japanese tapas, the minutely detailed, carefully crafted bite-size pieces of heaven. They are so good that Jules will happily help himself to two or three more than he should!
As for the side dishes, you’d be crazy not to try the salmon Sashimi with hot sesame seed oil, and obviously the restaurant also offers things like miso soup and other types of sushi. For dessert, its virtually impossible for our beloved Jules to resist the call of the green tea ice sorbet. It’s a real delicacy that he’d devour by the bucket load if he could!
A big + : Bluefin tuna has been banned from the Kiku. Why? Because it’s an endangered species which has no place on their menu.
35€ set menu: 2 starters and 2 main courses.
Open every day from 12pm to 12.30pm and from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Closed Sundays.
54-56, rue Richer
At the heart of Jules there is a Sicilian (or so he believes). Because to see him devour a Borealis pizza (ricotta, smoked salmon, dill, cucumber) at Green Pizz, you would almost believe that he was weaned on Pizza instead of the bottle!
Photo credit : Scarlett Girault.
In this eco-friendly and organic Pizzeria on Rue Cadet, you taste oval pizzas (pretty unconventional) with a fresh taste and a large size. Extremely colorful; these pizzas are made only from organic products, AOC or from sustainable farming. Their pasta is 100% organic, made with whole meal flour and wheat. Yum!
As a bonus, this restaurant, which practices recycling, only uses biodegradable packaging and delivers their pizzas on an electric scooter or a skateboard! A great way of combining environmental awareness and pleasing your taste buds at the same time. Everything that Jules loves!
Open Monday de 7pm to 10.45pm, et du Tuesday to Saturday de 12pm to 2.30pm, and from 7pm to 10.45.
Photos credit : Scarlett Girault.
8, rue Cadet
T. : +33.(0)1.48.00.03.29
Being the good Parisian bobo that he is, Jules likes to look after his body and as a consequence, his health. A connoisseur of vegetarian cuisine, he often heads over to Lawrence Aboucaya’s boutique-restaurant – a place frequented by artists and sports personalities so they can stock up on their herbal juice drinks and their sprouted seed snacks.
At Pousse-Pousse, you won’t find anything that isn’t beautiful, organic and healthy! Whether eating in or taking away, take your pick from vegetarian meals, fruit juices or cold drawn organic vegetables. Jules has such a massive thing for this type of cuisine that he decided to take a course in high-vitality cooking; now he’s totally full of vitamins, micronutrients, minerals and proteins.
The benefits of eating sprouted seeds are pretty clear: anti-oxidants, anti-stress, they are also a major player in combating weight gain (result for Jules), they help fight against the harmful effects of tobacco (Jules is French ok, so yes he occasionally smokes) and they help relieve the stress of a hectic city lifestyle! Jules has finally worked out and understood that he can eat well, healthily and have fun.
The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Friday from midday to 2.45pm
The shop is open from 11am to 3.30pm and from 4.30pm to 7pm
Open Saturdays from midday to 6pm (lunch service until 4pm)
7, rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
T. : 01.53.16.10.81
Jules loves the hustle and bustle of a busy restaurant. Without a single fault from the starter to the dessert; the interior design to the shop frontage with its glowing red neon sign, the restaurant Le Braisenville in the 9th arrondissement has become the latest hangout for the über elite. Jules likes going there for its prevailing “masculine” vibe despite the ‘70s acid pop décor. It gives Jules the opportunity to spread his cultural ideology (namely his taste in music) and to discuss the stars of the era. But even Jules has to eat, so he orders a veal sweetbread with mashed sweet potato (garnished with a citrus twist)… a real man’s dish! For everyone else (the real men) you’ll be eagerly awaiting your côte de bœuf grilled on a Spanish brazier at the heart of the restaurant. Olé!
Closed on Sundays
Photo credits: François-Régis Gaudry
36, rue Condorcet
T. : +33.(0)220.127.116.11.74
The first time that Jules went to go eat Au Petit Riche, it was just after he had been to the theatre, near the Grands Boulevards. He was not disappointed with his choice.
With a lovely Belle Epoque décor, Jules mixed in with the businessmen, journalist and art collectors that frequent this spot. He tasted the restaurant’s “cuisine bourgeoise”, cooked with the utmost respect of French culinary tradition. The wine list from Val de Loire especially is to die for! And what is better than trying quality food with a Parisian brasserie décor that Woody Allen could have easily chosen for one his films?
Jules has been conquered, that’s for sure – he will come back and definitely not alone.
Au Petit Riche
25, rue Le Peletier
T. : +33.(0)18.104.22.168.68
F. : +33.(0)22.214.171.124.79