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Tucked away above Place du Terrail, Fumio Ishikawa’s tiny izakaya (a windowed bar, a single blonde wood table) offers a dozen well-informed Marseille guests some authentic family cooking. The other day at lunch, the former chef of Kyo Sushi sent us soaring into the Land of the Rising Sun: divine edamame/cheese croquettes with a curried yogurt sauce; imperial meagre sushi sliced fresh; chicken salad with white beans electrified by wasabi; a masterful breaded chicken nanban covered in tartar sauce, plus pickled radish and new potatoes; before a heartening daifuku (a type of mochi) infused with mugwort, or a slice of (gluten-free) matcha cake. // N.K.

FEELING THIRSTY? Homemade sparkling lemonade (€3.50 a glass), ice-cold Kirin beer (€3.90 for 330 ml) and a tiny selection of natural wines: a Rhone white from the Domaine Chaume-Arnaud (€5.40 a glass), Soif de Plaisir, a Roussillon red from Le Clot de l’Origine (€29 a bottle).

PRICE: Prices €8.70 and €13.80, desserts €2-3.

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

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Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

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