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$$$$ Price range per person 54-180 €
5 Rue Coq Héron, Paris
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Paris, Île-de-France, France

After enjoying Musee en Herbe, go to this restaurant which is not far away. French and Japanese cuisines are what Kei boasts. Most visitors of this place say that nicely cooked chef salads, amuse bouches and sardine are offered here. You can order good parfait, crumble and ice cream.

The wine list is versatile, every guest can find something that satisfies their taste. Most likely, you'll return to this spot later to degust great japanese tea, espresso or juice. A lot of reviewers find that the staff is creative at this place. If you want to enjoy fabulous service, you should visit this restaurant. Many people mark that the dishes have attractive prices. You will appreciate the divine decor and comfortable ambiance of Kei. It's a three-star Michelin restaurant that deserves a special journey.

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I loved everything about Kei, from start to finish. Firstly, Marie who handles bookings and front entrance, was fab on email, so if you live abroad, Marie makes the whole process a breeze, and doesn't mind English as much as some other Frehch, even Michelin starred restaurants do. The service on the day was exceptional, they should give out lessons to other restaurants around the world how to run a great team, like clock work, anticipating their customers' needs, and do it with not only amazing professionalism, but great humour. They made my solo lunch such fun, and credit goes to fabulous Louis-Marie, the restaurant manager who worked the room like a pro, made pretty much every table laugh or smile, and had great wine recommendations. And then there is amazing food! I went for the lunch tasting menu (brilliant value at €58) plus white truffles supplement for my quail risotto (and that was divine!) It's not food, it's art, but such tasty, nourishing, flavoursome art! Everything from spectacular looking amuse bouche to petit fours was exquisite. My favourite plate, besides their signature dish of chilled veg and raw salmon (the best presented veggies I have tried in a long time!), was seabass with crispy skin, the most perfectly cooked fish. There is some theatricality to dining here, but here it is not a gimmick, it's actually magic that matches the taste and flavour. Already cannot wait to be back. What a fab new Paris favourite!
Had he not been a star chef Kei Kobayashi would have been a pop artist or a rock star. Most certainly Andy Warhol would have silkscreened him without skimping on gold, bright yellow or pink fuchsia backgrounds. However the painter of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor, who knew so well how to eat a hamburger on camera, would have appreciated the neoclassical decor of this restaurant on rue Coq Héron so much more than the what he would be served there. Because at the Kei restaurant the Franco-Japanese fusion cuisine is served with distinguished ceremony for refined palates. Here in the room presided over by an imposing Saint-Louis crystal chandelier is a proposition as cerebral as it is sensual, which flirts purposely or unconsciously with the daring of conceptual art. Of artichokes stuffed with mascarpone tempura, truffles and ham with scaled bass and a grapefruit limequat foam leading on to Norwegian lobster roasted in kabocha curry foam and rosemary juice, proof that epicurean delights are a way of life here. Art, philosophy and gastronomy are indeed all one and the same.
Truly amazing!!!!!! a true gem! best ingredients one can experience sourced from Japan and locally, excellent service, majestic presentation. Art within food, great attention to detail. Highly recommended!
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5 Rue Coq Héron, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Features
Booking Сredit cards accepted Delivery No outdoor seating Parking Wheelchair accessible No Wi-Fi No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 12:30-14:00, 19:30-21:00
WednesdayWed 12:30-14:00, 19:30-21:00
ThursdayThu 19:30-21:00
FridayFri 12:30-14:00, 19:30-21:00
SaturdaySat 12:30-14:00, 19:30-21:00

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