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Yen

#2,734 of 14,103 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighbourhood:
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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22 rue Saint Benoit, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 44 11 18
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12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I find this lpace simply incredible. The food, the food, the food. It's not about decor - which is nice enough. Or the service - which is fair enough. It's just about amazing authentic Japanese food. I find it incredible that in the middle of Paris, Japanese tourists (not local Japanese people but actual tourists from Japan) come to eat... More 

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Thank Lee M
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner last night at the Yen, not the first time, went there many times in the last few years. It was an wonderful experience as usual. The quality of the dishes was excellent, the service very nice, friendly, and feeling like being in Tokyo. I strongly recommend to all fans of Japanese food. We had the €70 menu... More 

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Thank GillesIDF75
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The restaurant was full and it is safest to make a reservation to get a table. Food - Tempuras and noodle are exceptional. If you arrive at the right time, you can even see the chef prepare the noodle in front of the window. Service - Friendly, efficient and discreet. Design - Simple... More 

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Thank sipivu
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

From basic soba noodles to experimentation in new dishes, Yen blends traditional ingredients with a twist of nouvelle cuisine and presents an interesting array that pleases all palates. They may be tiring from their success as some dishes are no longer as good as they used to be and portions are always a little small for the liking. A great... More 

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Thank ChrisBiz1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Staff is very attentive and pay attention to details. I had sushi mackerel that was good even though too much rice. The cold noodle were not as nice as i remembered. The cooked salmon was excellent and the sancerre well chilled. 105 euros for two people but was nice.

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Thank Nadgret
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A cosy atmosphere and a highly refined japanese cuisine. Small dishes but delicious. Good quality of products but missing a bit of quantity in the plates, especially the black cod. Service is unequal, from amazingly generous and nice waiters to more contemptuous ones... to improve.

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Thank Boywithabeard
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Very nice place and great soba! The service was a little slow but the food is delicious so worth a try!

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Thank Aranyeso
Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I have at Yen couple of years ago. This time I was so surprised and disappointed by the mediocrity. Even the plates! Needs complete renovation from walls until the kitchen

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Thank FamilyComments
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

YEN is a must. It is perfectly located around the corner of Café de Flore. Service is delicate and efficient and the food is exceptional. We like having lunch or dinner on the second floor. It is quiet and relaxing. As we are lucky enough to live nearby, we go to YEN once or twice a week.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Pricy but definitely worth visiting. I think this is the best soba you can get outside Japan. I strongly recommend to try Kamo serio.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$147
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 rue Saint Benoit, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 44 11 18

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Neighbourhood Profile
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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