Jinchan Shokudo, an authentic and popular izakaya in the heart of Paris

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Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 7 October 2021 at 09h28
Jinchan Shokudo is a place to remember if you are fond of Japanese culture. In this genuine and popular izakaya, enjoy a menu filled with tapas and indulging dishes based on delicate ingredients but always affordable. Anyone has better?

Many people are actually looking for genuine Japanese cuisine in Paris. And the good news is we have found an uncommon, friendly, very indulging and affordable place! Meet in Paris 12th arrondissement to discover Jinchan Shokudo, a genuine Japanese Izakaya coming to the city center of Paris!

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This concept – created by Miyo and Alban Cacace – is born out of the will to recreate in Paris the atmosphere of popular Japan through a place breaking the rules so one can enjoy a convivial moment with friends. The setting makes the perfect illusion of a stay in the country of the Rising Sun: lanterns on the ceiling, artisanal tableware, rows of Daruma, no doubt, one is far from the City of Lights. On the menu, no sushi, no California rolls, nothing of the classic menus Parisians are used to. Here, one will find sharper dishes, 100% homemade but for an affordable price.

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In the kitchen, Hiroki Kuroda, a genuine Japanese chef, works hard to convert people to this part of gastronomy still little-known in town. To do so, staple produces such as rice or wasabi are coming straight from Japan. Excluding the very special ingredients, Jinchan Shokudo privileges as much possible short delivery systems. Anyway, produces are all thoroughly selected and it shows on the plate.

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Fish dishes are a must! Among dishes one should really try: the Toro Maguro Sashimi (€22) which is slices of fat tuna and bluefin tuna – not to be mistaken with Albacore tuna. This is the most expensive dish on the menu, it would be wrong not to try it at least one. we quickly got why this delicious flesh is considered as an exceptional product that seem like the famous wagyu beef when it comes to the fat tuna. Another heart-stopping dish? The Nasu Dengaku (€8) namely delicious eggplant covered in white miso with yuzu, very smooth but it still tastes like the vegetable.

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This is what stroke use all along the tasting: complying with natural flavors but spruced up with subtle pairings. To improve the experience, we highly recommend to go for the sake pairing: Fascinated and fascinating sommelier Yuki Onuma will walk you through all along your tasting and prove you sake is not this different from wine! Modern or traditional, enjoy a nice selection of bottles inviting us to think outside the box. You can even try warm sake, a comforting beverage especially when the weather goes cold, or sparkling sake!

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And you cannot miss the famous Karaage chicken (€9) that is growing very popular in Paris. This fried Japanese chicken is a sure bet with cuts thoroughly selected for a tender and juicy outcome! Last heart-stopping dish on the menu: the Aburi Salmon (€13). Picture this: thin pan-seared slices of salmon, very smooth, sprinkled with salmon roes and kizami wasabi.

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To finish the tasting on a fresh note, we went for the yuzu cheesecake (€6) with a bit of cream to balance the sourness of this Japanese citrus fruit.

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From the beginning to the end, everything is flawless. We left Jinchan Shokudo happy to have discovered an address providing such an excellent quality-price ratio. We will be back for sure!

Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please drink responsibly.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 19 May 2021 to 19 May 2024

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    Location

    154 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
    75012 Paris 12

    Access
    Métro Faidherbe Chaligny (ligne 8)

    Prices
    Nasu Dengaku: €8
    Poulet Karaage : €9
    Aburi Salmon: €13
    Toro Maguro Sashimi: €22

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