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Comptoir Umami

Restaurant Comptoir Umami (Biarritz)

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Clémence Lenorman and Sébastien Valliergues dreamt up this luminous izakaya with an ash wood bar, and gave carte blanche to the talented, Osaka-born chef Ryo Fujii. He puts his Japanese twist on exceptional Norwegian salmon, Mediterranean bluefin tuna, chicken from La Maison Garat, Basque pork from the Aubard delicatessen and Bio Pays Landais vegetables. The night we went, we savored an incredible Shake Don combining round rice prepared with mirin, under an incredible Bömlo salmon sashimi with nori, ginger, wasabi, Banka trout roe and kimchi-flavored sesame seeds. What else should you expect? Tapas (gyozas, karaage chicken, tonkatsu, tempura), udon (silky wheat noodles in dashi broth), temaki (warm, vinegary round rice with fish tartare wrapped in a nori leaf), California rolls… // Gérard Roubeix 

FEELING THIRSTY? Sayori sake (€9 for 90 ml), organic Japanese tea (€5-6), Asahi or Belharra beers (€6 and €7.50 for 330 ml), and a few wines – a sparkling Mauzac from Pageoles (€10 a glass), organic Bru-Baché Jurançon (€35 a bottle), a Pessac-Léognac from the Château de Cruzeau (€47). 
PRICE: Tapas €4-18, sushi €7-22, sashimi €9-21, udon and donburi €18-25, temaki €7-10, California rolls €18 for six. 

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