Located in a quiet street in the 10th arrondissement, within walking distance from Boulevard Poissonnière, Jaipur Café has been lovers of Indian and Pakistani cuisine for over 10 years now. We go there to enjoy the excellent naans cooked on order that are served completely puffed, the dishes cooked in a tandoor (a traditional oven with charcoal wood) to live the complete Bollywood experience.
As soon as you enter the place, you discover a cozy, sophisticated and colorful setting. Red and mauve perfectly matches with one another with gold decoration and chandeliers. There are 2 rooms available, a wide one in the first part of the restaurant and the second – tinier – on the right and displaying a screen with Bollywood movies, just so that you can be even more immersed.
Once we’ve our hands on the menu, the choice is wide. In terms of breads, it’s not 1 but 3 kinds of Indian breads: naans of courses, as well as chappati (complete wheat bread, not raised dough) and paratha (complete wheat buttered bread, raised dough). There are plain naans, cheese naans, naans stuffed with meat or garlic, traditionally served with 3 typical sauces.
As a starter, we couldn’t choose, so we went for the assortment of starters including a lamb sausage, a samosa, an onion fritter marinated in spices, an eggplant fritter, a potato patty and a raw vegetables salad. Crispy and smooth, served with small sauces and cheese naans, we’re over the moon.
Speaking of main courses, we went for the tandoori prawns and the Kashmiri beef served with basmati rice. Prawns are generous and perfectly cooked, that’s a yes for us!
We beautifully end with homemade dessert. Semolina cake and dry fruit ice cream, a lovely hot and cold mix that perfectly matches.
In short, if you’re looking for a delicious Indian restaurant in the 10th arrondissement, here’s a lovely address you have to try. An address that’s passed down by word of mouth, and worth the trip.
15 Rue des Messageries
75010 Paris 10
Menu express: 10,90 €
Menu midi: 12,90 €
Menu gourmand: 24,80 €
01 48 01 06 00