There is a great variety of Japanese restaurants in Paris today.
Soba noodles, ramen, rice balls, teppanyaki, kushiage, sandwiches... a variety of Japanese restaurants have opened over the past few years and all seem to be very successful.
The number of French-owned restaurants in particular has increased since the lockdown, and they have become a place of relaxation for Parisians who "can't get to Japan very often".
These people are not only looking for the taste, but also the "atmosphere" of Japan.
What impresses French people who have travelled to Japan?
In addition to the scenic beauty of nature, cleanliness and the warmth of the people, many of them mention 'izakaya' (Japanese style pubs).
This is no wonder, as most restaurants in Paris have a relaxed atmosphere, and you usually order starters, main courses and desserts in that order.
For French people, a restaurant is a place where they go for a solid dinner.
Therefore, Japanese izakayas, where you can casually order a la carte, seem to be fresh and interesting in their eyes.
The homely and nostalgic atmosphere was also very appealing, and a succession of izakayas have appeared in the centre of Paris.