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The
Top International Restaurants in Paris
Italian Cuisine
Paris 15th
Village Suisse area
La Galleria

Right beside the famous antique-shopping center of Village Suisse, this restaurant offers an authentic gastronomic trip through Italy. A wide variety of regional influences can be experienced in the selection of dishes and wines, and fresh home-made pastas give an added gourmet touch.

La Galleria
53, ave de La Motte Piquet,
Paris 15th
Phone: 01 42 19 94 08
Metro: La Motte Piquet
Open: every day
Menu: 15 to 19 Euros.
Paris 8th
Champs Elysées
area
Findi

Just a few hundred meters from the Champs Elysées, this luxurious address in the "Golden Triangle" offers real fresh Italian specialities—pasta and antipasti— that are even on sale in the associated 'traiteur' shop. The downstairs restaurant is to the standard of the superb décor (and at least 30-40 Euros per person), but you can get lower-budget 'trattoria' fare upstairs that's exceptional value.

Findi
24, Avenue George V,
Paris 8th
Phone: 01 47 20 14 78
Metro: Alma-Marceau / George V
Open: Every day until midnight
Menu: About 20 Euros upstairs,
30 to 40 Euros downstairs.

Paris 17th
Etoile
area
Sormani

Italian cuisine par excellence! The menu offers Italian specialities, including goat-cheese ravioli and trufffles or lobster risotto, in an all-year-round festive atmosphere.

Sormani
4, rue du Général Lanrezac,
Paris 17th
Phone: 01 43 80 13 91
Metro: Etoile
Open Monday to Friday
Menu: 53 to 76 Euros.
Chinese Cuisine
Paris 16th
Etoile
area
Le Palanquin de Chine

For exotic dining near the Etoile, try this address for atmosphere and Chinese cuisine at its best! The menu offers typical Chinese specialities, including Beijing Duck, but also surprises like 'fondue chinoise' or steamed turbot.

Le Palanquin de Chine
11, Avenue de La Grande Armée,
Paris 16th
Phone: 01 45 00 31 78
Metro: Etoile or Argentine
Open Monday to Friday
Menu: from 12 Euros.
Paris 8th
Etoile area
Zen Garden

Considered one of the foremost Chinese restaurants otside the homeland, the Zen Garden offers elegant Chinese gastronomy in the purest Zen tradition with inventive cuisine in a sumptuous Chinese residence decor.

Zen Garden
15 rue Marbeuf, Paris 8th
Phone: 01 53 23 82 82
Metro: Franklin Roosevelt / George V
Open: every day except Sat. lunch
Menu: 16.50 - 49 Euros.
Paris 17th
Porte Maillot area
Chez Tsou

Classic Chinese savors go hand in hand with the hot-plate specialities. Winner of the 'Golden Chopsticks', this address is rapidly becoming a reference in the city.

Chez Tsou
20 rue du Débarcadère, Paris 17th
Phone: 01 44 09 09 42
Metro: Neuilly-Porte Maillot
Open: every day except Sat. lunch
Menu: 12, 16, 27 Euros.
Thai Cuisine
Paris 11th
Nation area
Khun Akorn

The characteristic décor subtly matches the menu, rich in spicy aromas and colorful presentation. In fine weather the upstairs terrace is a must.

Khun Akorn
8, ave de Taillebourg, Paris 11th
Phone: 01 43 56 20 03
Metro: Nation
Closed Mondays
Menu: 40 Euros.
Paris 11th
Bastille area
Blue Elephant

This 'Royal Thai Cuisine' restaurant offers a fabulous décor, with waterfall and exotic plants, and a warm welcome that goes with the authentic Thai cooking and superb wine selection. Little wonder that it has become the undisputed leader in its category.

Blue Elephant
43-45, rue de La Roquette,
Paris 11th
Phone: 01 47 00 42 00
Metro: Bastille
Open: every day except Saturday lunch
Menu: 44 Euros.
Paris 15th
Grenelle area
Le Banyan

The décor and service are just right to accompany the art of a highly talented chef. In the area of specialities don't hesitate to try the lobster with basilic or perfumed fish with 'Maly' rice.

Le Banyan
24, Place Etienne-Pernet, Paris 15th
Phone: 01 40 60 09 31
Metro: Félix-Faure

Menu: 40-60 Euros.
Indian Cuisine
Paris 15th
Montparnasse
area
Maison de l'Inde

This cozy restaurant offers great nân bread and many deliciously tender chicken or lamb dishes since their specialiality is Mogul cuisine. It has an authentic Rajestan atmosphere and has acquired a remarkable following among locals and Indian gastronomy lovers.

Maison de L'Inde
24, Avenue du Maine,
Paris 15th
Phone: 01 45 44 94 41
Metro: Montparnasse-Bienvenue
Open: every day, at noon and evenings until 23:30
Menu: 12 or 23 Euros.
Latin Quarter, Notre Dame area Le Maharajah

Just a few hundred meters from Notre Dame, traditional Indian cuisine in a setting that evokes the legendary luxury of the Maharajahs. Specialities include lamb curry simmered with aubergines, or chicken curry with fresh cream & safran.

Le Maharajah
72, Boulevard St. Germain,
Paris 5th
Phone: 01 43 54 26 07
Metro: Notre Dame
Open every day
Menu: 22 to 28 Euros.
Paris 15th
Vaugirard
area
Arti (Indian)

When you've tried the buriani, tandoori or curry, you'll agree that this is great yet inexpensive Indian cuisine. In fact, this restaurant has been offering authentic Indian specialities for 28 years and has acquired a remarkable reputation with many recommendations by the leading gastronomy critics.

Arti
173, rue Lecourbe,
Paris 15th
Phone: 01 48 28 66 68
Metro: Vaugirard
Open: every day
Menu: 9 or 20 Euros.
Japanese Cuisine
Paris 8th
Champs Elysées
area
Lô Sushi

Just off the Champs-Elysées, this restaurant offers small yet delicious sushi and sashimi dishes in a tasteful decor.

Lô Sushi
8, rue de Berri, Paris 8th
Phone: 01 45 62 01 00
Metro: George V
Open: Every day 12:00 to 00:30
Menu: 53 to 76 Euros.
Paris 8th
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées area
Shozan

Claimed to be the first Franco-Japanese 'fusion-style' restaurant in Paris, and acclaimed for its foie gras sushi as well as its saki, served in a very Zen, exotic wood decor.

Shozan
11, rue de la Trémoille, Paris 8th
Phone: 01 47 23 37 32
Metro: Alma-Marceau
Closed: Saturday lunchtime and Sunday
Menu: 36 or 61 Euros.
Tex-Mex Cuisine
Paris 5th
Saint-Michel
area
Susan's Place

This unpretentious yet warmly decorated restaurant serves authentic Mexican food, including award-winning chili con carne and Texas nachos as well as vegetarian dishes. And, to finish in style, don't miss the big dessert dish and the Mexican coffee.

Susan's Place
51, rue des Ecoles, Paris 5th
Phone: 01 43 54 23 22
Metro: Cluny-La Sorbonne
Open Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday dinner
Menu: 19 Euros.
Paris 14/15th
Vavin / Montparnasse area
Café Le Pacifico

Here is one of the oldest and most popular Tex-Mex cantina addresses in Paris for traditional Mexican cuisine in a warm Latin setting.

Café Le Pacifico
50, Blvd du Montparnasse, Paris 15th
Phone: 01 45 48 63 87
Metro: Vavin
Open every day until 02:00
(Happy Hour: 18:00-20:00)
Menu: 20 Euros.
Russian Cuisine
Paris 8th
Saint-Lazare
area
Petrouchka

This authentically decorated restaurant also provides the gypsy musicians and singers to create a fabulous atmosphere to accompany one of the finest Russian cuisines in Paris where the classic caviar and salmon are complemented by Caucasian dishes, Kiev cutlets and beef Strogonoff.

Petrouchka
49, rue de Laborde, Paris 8th
Phone: 01 45 22 31 63
Metro: Saint-Augustin
Open every day (reservation only)
Menu: 120 Euros.
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