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Restaurant Kootchi

#7,267 of 14,215 Restaurants in Paris
Quartier Latin
Afghani, Middle Eastern
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40 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
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San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed sharing a reasonable marinated chicken kebab, à la carte, and a 'formule'/fixed price meal of: Borani Banjan - Afghan Eggplant With Yogurt Sauce, Kabuli palawo (tender veal under rice with nuts, raisins and spices), and a creamy cardamom flavored flan with some chopped pistachios on top; with a pitcher of rose wine. Appreciated the friendly service in this... More 

Thank Lass I
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

4 different people, and all left satisfied with lunch. Fresh food and different spices. Good price and helpful staff

Thank Rodrigo M
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

After spending five days being vegetarian we end up in Paris..being hustled at the champs elysees, and finally run into this little restaurant purely by chance. Lovely quaint place with Afghan rugs on the wall and a retired Afghan diplomat owner who is also the cook. The Kabuli pulaw is amazing. The host Mr Feroz was a lovely gent who... More 

1 Thank jmustaffa
York, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

An excellent (and cheap!) meal in a difficult part of town (assuming you want to avoid tourist traps and don't feel like going to a cafe). Cosy interior and friendly service. Try the Qabuli Palaw.

Thank Zzzzzzzzz186346
Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Get a solid meal for about 10 Euros. Meat/Veggie/Rice combo plate plus a custard-type dessert gives solid value, and tastes fine. This Afghan/Persian food place is a fine fit for the university student's Latin Quarter.

Thank MacArthur_42
Wayne PA
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We found Kootchi while wandering the streets of the Latin Quarter, looking for something different. I've eaten there twice now, and both times we were very pleased with the experience. I should note that this is the only Afghan food I've ever eaten, so I don't have a reference point for its authenticity, but we found it an excellent break... More 

Thank Katherine M
Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2011

The starter (soup) was clearly microwaved (I watched them do it) but it tasted pretty good. The leek raviolis were not bad, but the entire dish was somewhat bland and the flavors didn't taste 'fresh'. The dessert really ruined the meal- another microwaved dish that seemed to have been sitting in the refrigerator for a few days too many. It... More 

Thank LC45
Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2011

We read about this place in a travel guide and were quite satisfied with the lunch menu. Sure, it's not the greatest food you can have in Paris, but it's decently priced, decently located, and was a nice way to have our first Afghan food experience. It can be a cheap eat but be careful: the lunch special doesn't include... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2009

We had no idea what we were ordering exactly but everything was very tasty, not too spicy but quite flavorful.

Thank etejoie
Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2009

A cute, cozy little place with friendly service, but I wasn't pleased to pay 18E50 for what amounted to two cups of tea, one cut-up tomato with sauce, a huge mound of white rice and a bowl of mushy, bland lentil soup. If I were a meat-eater, I could have chosen the 15E menu, so perhaps meat eaters will have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Afghani, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Quartier Latin

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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