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Izakaya Isse

#2,028 of 14,105 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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45 rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 26 60
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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Pula, Croatia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Unexpected fantastic experience of great japanees and fusion food. The place is small, tables are minimalistic but comfortable. The food in one word is amazing!!! Fresh well tasted well prepared. Aubergine from heaven, cod prepared as of sitting at the beach from a fresh roast in fire. Some 2 michelin star chefs should taste this and understand how to change... More 

Thank Edgar P
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch, lovely, staff super, very helpful, food delicious, the price was very good for the quality, a very Japanese experience, sake was good, sashimi, donburi, bento, highly recommend. Will be back.

Thank Isismcbank
Paris, France
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went with friends who had been to Japan and they truly enjoyed the dinner. We had reservations for the tatami room in the sous-sol , but unfortunately, they got a request for a large party and needed to accommodate them (we were notified ahead of time). The upstairs is crowed but not noisy. French diners do not talk loudly.... More 

Paris, France
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Yes this a kind of tapas Japanese restaurant, (this is the meaning of izakaya) : a bistro with small courses to share... or not! The food is really authentic, fresh, tasty, good! I feel here like at home. I come so often that I have my own Whisky bottle! Taste everything, you would have pleasure! The Sake combination is crazy... More 

Thank peojacque
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

such a geat place (tiny so reservation is better), service was just perfect! the staff so nice and advising us very well. We chose tapas formula with high quality Sake tasting (3 sakes). I highly recommend Taro with camembert (awesome). I did love Yuzu sorbet with a glass of yuzu. We'll definitely come back.

Thank catherine S
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Delicious and very fine quality food. I recommend to go for lunch because it's cheaper and you can choose between a few meals (I believe they're always the same) that are delicious.

Thank mfromparis2016
Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Just the best izakaya in Paris - food is great and waiters are very nice - I love this place for I totally have the feeling to be in Tokyo there :)

Thank arno-1375
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Spent two nights in Paris last week and had dinner at Izakaya Isse both nights. Considering all the great restaurant options in Paris, this was quite extraordinary for us. Lots of innovative dishes to share and definitely more hits than misses. Service was good. Daily specials included assorted sushi (12) for 25 Euros and ebi tempura roll for 12 Euros,... More 

Thank hmamsterdam
Paris, France
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner. they have an excellent choice of sake. We tried dry and fruity. As we were many we ordered selections to be able to try. everyhhing was tasty, well balanced flavour and texture and well cooked. meat, aubergines, fish etc. but quantity are ridicilously low and the same time price were high. For this price you... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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224 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

We stopped here after visiting the Louvre. This is a small restaurant with upstairs and downstairs seating in pretty close quarters. Service was pretty efficient and as we ordered a pre-set bento box, it arrived faster than ordering a la carte. Food was good overall with delicious miso soup.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$52 - US$78
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 26 60
Izakaya Isse serves authentic but modern fine japanese tapas and a huge list of fine sake.Midi: Service assez rapide, formule de dombri au choix, quelques tapas sont disponible en plus sur demande.Soir: Plein de tapas à la japonaise et une grande liste de sakés pour vous faire plaisir!

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