Nanashi – A Bento Lunch in Paris

Japanese Bento canteen styled restaurant Nanashi has been on the lips of many as of late – and needless to say as a lover of Bentos I had to try it out. Let me give you guys the low-down from this weeks’ quick lunch visit.

shirachi nanashi paris

The noisy lunch crowd was creating a high school ambiance that was slightly, sweetly, nostalgic and perhaps a little bit too overwhelming all at once.

Once seated we ordered the Bento special of the day (14 Eu) and a Shirashi (17 Eu) from a very pleasant waitress. Read more and see more photos after the jump…

fish bento box paris nanashi

I had the fish Bento and it was really nothing special. I felt like I’d just had a healthy lunch but couldn’t really taste much as the fish was quite bland and I didn’t think they were creative enough with the mixture of veggies. Perhaps, it was just a bad day to try Nanashi.

vegan cake paris food nanashi

But I’m willing to go back and thy their vegan cakes and appetizers – which looked so good!


The Low-Down?

  • Nanashi is worth trying if you like Bentos in Paris ( but you can also try Rice and Fish Paris)
  • It’s like a big canteen and can be quite nosy at lunch time
  • You can get your Bento-to-Go from the TAKE-AWAY counter
  • Daily Bento specials at 14Euros
  • Vegetarian Bentos available.
  • Vegan options?available
  • Service very friendly.
  • Mixed crowd of locals and tourists

Have you been to Nanashi? Thoughts?

inside photo decor paris nanashi

31 rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris
Monday to Saturday 12 noon to midnight.
Sunday 12 noon to 6pm
Telephone number: 01 40 22 05 55
No reservations necessary
Metro: Poissonniere (Line 7)?or Gare de L’Est ( Lines 4, 5, 7)?
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