Japan in the heart of the Marais

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After China, we invite you to the country of the Rising Sun in the Marais district! 
Acumen Galerie Joseph proposes a new itinerary for you to discover Japan in the heart of the capital. Expect to experience moments of sharing in places where contemporary Japanese culture will delight your five senses.

From the rue de Bretagne to the Saint-Paul metro station, you will be introduced to the real Japan lifestyle. That through a variety of addresses: concept stores, restaurants, pastries, and even spas, not forgetting sake cellars. A guaranteed change of scenery while staying in Paris! 

Japanese restaurants in the Marais: a new culinary showcase

OGATA PARIS: an extraordinary olfactory and gustatory journey

Step through the gates of Ogata and enter an 800m2 Zen haven that offers total immersion in the Japanese art of living. 

Conceived by designer-restaurateur Shinichiro Ogata, this place, with its refined design, is built around five pillars: tea, cuisine, crafts, hospitality and culture.

On the first floor, the restaurant offers Japanese cuisine created with ingredients from the French terroir. For starters, you can choose between a duck and fig salad with sesame sauce, or lobster and tomatoes with a yuzu-koshõ sauce and other signature dishes. The culinary journey continues with the main courses: sake kasu soup, oysters with daikon, chicken wings and lotus kinpira root or charcoal grilled beef binchōtan. An extraordinary experience in the heart of the Marais with a clever mix of gastronomy and craft traditions in the Land of the Rising Sun! 

16, rue Debelleyme, Paris 3e
01 80 97 76 80

Ogata restaurant paris

Restaurant Kei 

Kei Kobayashi is the first Japanese establishment to be awarded three stars by the Michelin Guide. 

Introduced to French gastronomy by Alain Ducasse, Kei opened his first restaurant in 2011 and obtained his first star in 2012. Known for his talent in creating culinary expeditions that challenge established codes, Kei has become a master in the art of combining the best of French and Japanese gastronomy. Kei’s signature is an aesthetic, a precision, a naturalness that he expresses in his dishes, resulting in a perfect balance between textures and cultures. 

5, rue Coq-Héron, Paris 2e
01 42 33 14 74

 

RESTAURANT KEI JAPONAIS

Restaurant Sōma, to the “center Marais” 

This Japanese bistro has conquered the Marais with its revisited cuisine, cocktails and sake, all in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. 

On the plate, recipes from Japanese soil mixed with French inspiration, combined with the arrivals. Ceviche of octopus, cucumber and yuzu, sea bream carpaccio, daikon, soy and sesame sauce, agedashi aubergines, served à la carte or in a fabulous tasting menu. 

On the beverage side, fresh sake comprises subtle flavors, floral and fruity, but we also appreciate Japanese plum wine and coedo shiro beer. 

13 Rue de Saintonge,  Paris 3rd
09 81 82 53 51

 

soma restaurant japonais dans le marais

Koko, a Japanese bistro 

This pop-colored Japanese spot has settled in the Marais, with a flashy neon decor, “kawaii” flying fish on the walls, and a menu that embraces the latest food trends, featuring salmon or tuna poké bowls, as well as a bao burger with crispy sweet potato fries. 

Koko, a sure bet for thunderous chirashi, couture sashimis, and its tunic rolls. 

Open Monday to Friday from noon to midnight and from 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday from noon to 11.00 p.m. 

63, rue des Gravilliers, Paris 3e
01 40 33 46 37

restaurant kei paris

Japanese shops in the Marais:

Mark’Style Tokyo

Behind this window in the rue du Trésor, discover a Japanese concept store like no other. Mark’Style Tokyo is famous for its stationery, and its playful designs of objects for the house and accessories for everyday life. There is also a wide range of quality Japanese notebooks and an incredible Japanese sake and whisky cellar beneath the shop.

6, rue du Trésor, Paris 4th
01 43 56 81 46

 

Mark'style Tokyo

Duren, the brand that crumples fashion

Formerly a model, Masaki Matsukawa, the creative director of the Duren brand, has teamed up with designer Kohei Okamato to launch their leather goods by designing an amazing material: crumpled leather. In their boutique, located a stone’s throw from the Galerie Joseph premises, they offer a wide range of products, such as backpacks and bags, produced in limited quantities in their Kyoto workshops, all at attractive prices. This luxury brand designs pieces whose materials are constantly surprising, such as those made of fine, soft leather and aluminum.

37, rue Debelleyme, Paris 3e
01 83 96 74 45

Duren, boutique japonais dans le marais