Neko Ramen, the fantastic Japanese canteen in Paris 9th arrondissement

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Published by Laura B. · Photos by Laura B. · Updated on 27 July 2021 at 16h18 · Published on 2 July 2021 at 16h30
Open less than a year ago, this summer 2021, Neko Ramen enjoys a big terrace with a lot of bamboo. In this excellent Japanese canteen, enjoy ramen, as well as typically Japanese dishes (katsu, karaage...). Everything is homemade in an atmosphere worthy of Tokyo!

Open since early 2020 in Paris, the delicious Japanese canteen Neko Ramen can welcome patrons again. And this summer 2021, the restaurant has been able to set many tables outside. Enjoy!

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Neko Ramen was created by Sedrik Allani - the master of the place trained in Japan in the prestigious Rajuku school, aka the best ramen school in Tokyo.

On Neko Ramen's menu, there are ramen dishes of course - and very tasty ones, with vegetables, chicken, pork... - as well as many other typically Japanese dishes (but no sushi!). On the menu then, soba noodles (thin ones), and udon noodles (thick ones), as well as katsu, tonkatsu, karaage and katsudon, recipes based on fried and breaded meats.

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Karaage chicken is fried to order and is served hot and crispy on the outside. On the inside of the Japanese breadcrumb coating, some very tender chicken marinated for over 6 hours in soy and ginger. So delicious.

The sliced beef garnishing the Yaki sobathin pan-fried noodles is grilled to order as well. And this is what makes the difference with the other wok-dishes we are used to eat.

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In the katsudon, the organic breadcrumb pork is plated on top of Japanese omelet - perfectly cooked, not too runny nor undercooked - and it is very creamy, mixed with secrete Japanese sauce making of this simple omelet an incredible treat.

Moving on to dessert, the summer heat had us choose the ice cream mochis. The green tea and black sesame recipes are not too sweet. Perfect to end a meal. Yet, it was hard to choose, because the yuzu cheesecake and matcha cookies were very attractive.

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Moving on to drinks, Neko Ramen serves Japanese beers and sake, as well as iced teas, and homemade cocktails inspired by Japan such as the Yuzu Highball based on whisky, yuzu and ginger beer.

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Beyond delicious dishesNeko Ramen is worth the trip for the experience it provides. As soon as you arrive at the restaurant, you are welcomed and greeted like in the country of the Rising Sun. Everythin, up to the very decoration, reminds us of Japan, even the toilets cleaning your little bottom up. Nothing has been left to chance. The background music also plays Japanese pop music.

Last but not least, although the ground floor is inspired by Japanese canteens, you really want to go upstairs, where Japan is even more included in the decoration. A Japanese cherry blossom stands in the middle of the room.

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And this summer, Neko Ramen has been allowed to set up several tables outside on temporary and verdant terraces covered in bamboo. As well as along the restaurant set Passage Verdeau.

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Despite the many seats available, Neko Ramen is highly coveted, and often crowded. We could not recommend you enough to book to make sure you do not have to queue for hours. And be able to enjoy some ramen in no time!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 2 July 2021

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    Location

    6 Rue de la Grange Batelière
    75009 Paris 9

    Prices
    Ramen à partir de : €9.5

    Official website
    www.nekoramen.fr

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