Ippudo (Paris)

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Like a Marvel superhero, Ippudo has decided to save the world one bowl of ramen at a time. After NYC, Singapore, Hong Kong and London, Parisians now too can slurp down bowls of noodle soup at lightning speed at one of Shigemi Kawahara’s (aka the “Ramen King”) speedy cafés. Night or day, get ready to wait in line before wolfing everything down once seated! The night we went for dinner at Ippudo Louvre (blonde wood, big mirrors, globe light fixtures), we had a tender pork bun; crispy karaage chicken; rich tori shoyu ramen combining firm homemade noodles, a soy-marinated soft-boiled egg, slices of braised chicken and bamboo shoots marinated in dashi, all in a light chicken broth; before a matcha parfait with mascarpone and azuki bean paste for dessert. // C.C.

FEELING THIRSTY? There’s Umespritz (€7) or Yuzuspritz (€9) made with umeshu (plum liqueur) and yuzu, Coedo beer (€7 for 330 ml), six types of sake (€9-10 for 110 ml) and, for observers of dry months, Jugetsudo genmaicha tea (€4).

PRICE: À la carte €23-39.

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