If YOKO rings a bell, it’s normal: the restaurant is known by amateurs for a few years within the Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine set in rue Haussmann. Yasai rolls, small pancakes with crispy vegetables, spicy saikyo Yaki, think chicken marinated in miso sauce and bento to take away are served and make the fame of the address in the surrounding offices!
On the crest of its popularity, a second address opened in rue de la Bourse! For YOKO Bourse, Studioparisien architect went for a room inspired by a typical Parisian brasserie with poppy red bench seats, wooden tables and large patio doors that can be moved to put some tables out on the terrace as soon as sunny days arrive. The whole has a very pleasant aspect that will almost make us forget that the chef is Japanese!
Hiroyuki Ishikawa, Black Code executive chef has for this address came up with an original menu, with a grilled black cod and miso sauce, the chef’s signature dish, tataki, Japanese interpretation of Hawaiian poke bowls, original tempura and bentos gathering the best of the menu, available for lunch only (€36).
If the menu lacks some extravaganza at first sight, it offers lovely revisits of dishes we think we know and especially quality products: we can remember the ceviche Suzuki based on sea bass, grapefruit, tobiko, goma/yuzu sauce, a beautiful discovery for €15, the miso marinated black cod served with rice (€25) and the reinterpretation of the Paris-Brest by La Pâtisserie des Rêves that becomes a Paris-Kyoto with a splash of Grand Manier and touches of mango and cherry (did we say that the dessert menu has been thought up by La Pâtisserie des Rêves?).
Lovers of discoveries, you’ll be delighted by Hiroyuki Ishikawa’s cuisine!
YOKO Bourse, Japanese food meets Parisian brasserie
Location: 3 rue de la Bourse – 75002 Paris
Rates: starters from €3 to €18, main courses from €13 to €36, desserts from €6 to €10
3 Rue de la Bourse
75002 Paris 2
M° 3 - Bourse
entrées: 3-18 €
desserts: 6-10 €
plats: 13-36 €