Kintaro, my japanese canteen

· Fashion, Food

Here is a Japanese address in Paris that I’ve been thinking about showing you for a while as I’ve been going there for the past 5 or 6 years, always with same pleasure.

You saw it on Instagram but I had never wrote about it here. First because I do not always carry my SLR camera with me and also because the place was closed for renovation.

 

A new Kintaro

For me, Kintaro is the place without pretention but where you know you will always eat well. I rediscovered it a few days ago with a brand new decoration for my biggest pleasure.

Indeed, the restaurant used it be made of two parts, one side a bit “pigsty”, and the other one more confidential but without real soul. It was not really a problem as the quality of the food was always good but the idea to merge these 2 sides and to refine this space was actually quite beneficial.

I now have that feeling that waiters are more welcoming and much more open to talk compared as before (so it’s must be true, our environment influences our state of mind).

The spaces are more delimited and displayed as a canteen to look more spacious and standardised, with a central “kitchen” from where you can admire the fried noodles.

 

Ramen, soba, udon, everything is good

 Calpis and salad of cold ramen noodles

 

In this canteen you won’t find sushis, but all kind of noodles: ramen, soba, udon, fried, soup, to deep… You can also find rice dishes (donburi) and curry plates. In a nutshell: daily Japanese food without fuss.

During winter time, I often choose the Nabeyaki udon, a pot of noodles, veggies and shrimp tempuras: an excellent invigorating dish when temperature is -2°C.

And when the temperatures are warmer, I love choosing a salad of cold ramen noodles (which are not always on the menu I think): Healthy and so good (the texture of the noodles is perfect).

This day, my SO chose a dish of sukiyaki style caramelized beef.

Sukiyaki style beef

 

Gyozas are not as tasty as the ones from Hakata Choten (which are really the best in my opinion) but are still good enough as pleasant starter.

Gyozas

 

As per the dessert, nothing transcendant to talk about (pretty much the same as all asian restaurants) but the neighbourhood offers other nice choices (Cf. Aki Boulanger, Aki Café or Chatime).

 

I hope you will enjoy this mini food report with this address, which is for me a “safe bet” for the past few years.

New make over and convenient opening times (open everyday, even August and Sundays!) very enjoyable when the need of exoticism makes itself felt. Itadakimasu ! 頂きます !

PS: make sure you mark down the address in Opera neighbourhood as it exists others Kintaro in Paris, which are far from being authentic. (English translation by Quiterie)

 

KINTARO
24 Rue Saint-Augustin
75002 PARIS
Métro : Opéra, Quatre Septembre


My Outfit

Tee shirt ASOS (2014) (already seen here)
Pants Mango (already seen here)
Sandals Nomadic state of mind
Bag brought from Ubud market, Bali (similar here)

Bracelets Dinh Van, Thomas Sabo, Louis Vuitton
Ring Papyrus Atelier B
Earrings Mango
Necklace Minetta Jewellery
Watch Cluse

Eyelashes extension « Volume russe » Les cils de Marie (already seen here)
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Lipstick Lip Paint Lacquer “105 Red fiction” L’Oréal Paris
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7 Comments

  1. Reply

    The slow pace

    Everything looks delicious! And I love your sandals, which has nothing to do with the food, but, well, they look great too.
    🙂
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  2. Reply

    Sonia, Jcvd's secret daughter

    Et bien voilà qui donne envie ♡
    Un article qui met en appétit !!
    Gros bécots.
    Sonia, Jcvd’s secret daughter

    • Reply

      Tokyobanhbao

      Merci Sonia ! j’espère que tu auras l’occasion de tester et me donner ton avis ! ^^

  3. Reply

    Vanessa

    Mon resto japonais préféré à Paris ! super de lire un article dessus, et encore mieux d’apprendre qu’il s’est refait une beauté! merci

  4. Reply

    Mon Journal Doré

    Miam miam je mangerai bien japonais maintenant! La dernière fois, c’était à Londres, dans Chinatown, un très bon souvenir qui remonte au mois de mai…

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