Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Paris -- Authentic Japanese Udon

The best udon noodles I have found outside Japan are at Kunitoraya, 39 rue Ste-Anne, in Paris. A Japanese friend who spends several months a year in Paris told me about this place a couple of years ago, and I try to get there once each time I am in Paris to enjoy the totally authentic kitsune udon. There is nearly always a line, but if you go after 1:45 you probably won't wait more than a couple of minutes.

Rue Ste-Anne, near Opéra, is home to dozens of Japanese restaurants, including the best
ramen place I have found in Paris -- Sapporo -- which has a branch next door to Kunitoraya at number 37.

Bobby Jay

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip Bob! The udon was wonderful (as was the tempura and everything else we had there) and even though we had to wait a bit (even at 2pm in August -- probably because there were 3 of us) it was completely worth it. I can see why you go there on every visit and wish they were in NYC too.