Let us run to 127 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris 8th arrondissement, a stone’s throw from Saint-Philippe du Roule metro station to discover Yatai Ramen, the brand-new and highly attractive ramen house.
This new restaurant – that opened barely a month ago – unveils a great and sophisticated Japan-inspired décor. Lights, wooden counter, and beautiful tableware await the soon resume of table-served meals.
But you can also go on the terrace that set up across the restaurant.
Yatai Ramen (meaning counter in Japanese), is the story of James Shi – a chef graduated from the Institute Paul Bocuse and trained in Michelin-starred houses, and at the Ramen School Rajuku – and his sister, Vanessa who graduated from a business school and perfectly knows the restaurant sector after managing several French groups. Both loving Japanese food, especially ramens, since they were children, they decide to create their first restaurant together.
On the menu? 100% homemade food to make you enjoy a quality culinary experience! The menu seems clear and short, typical of a homemade menu, it starts very well.
On the menu then, homemade pork or vegetarian gyozas served by five. Both crispy and tasty, nicely plated with some crisp cookie, we love it!
Then, we give a go to the Donburi serving as a starter with marinated pork and daikon. It is very hearty. Donburi is a traditional dish of the Japanese cuisine usually consisting in a big bowl of rice topped with different garnishes.
Then come ramens, two versions are available: the traditional one with pork, and the ramen of the moment with chicken. As previously said, everything is homemade. Broth noodles with stewed pork Tonkotsu seasoned with Guérande salt Shio, revisited soy sauce, or miso, namely fermented soy paste.
The traditional version is based on sliced chashu pork, fresh organic marinated egg, menma bamboo, and nori leaf.
The day we came, the ramen of the moment was based on very soft chicken and fresh asparagus.
Last but not least, enjoy desserts. For once, we are delighted to have real desserts that are not the ice mochis we usually find. We love the chocolate matcha lava cake, and the roasted pineapple infused with vanilla and ginger served with crumble and cream. The perfect way to end the meal.
What about tasty ramens in Paris, then?
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 8 March 2021
127 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris 8
Donburi en entrée ou plat: €6 - €13
12h à 14h30
19h à 22H30
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