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Cafe Japonais

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$$ - $$$
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22 rue Saint Simeon, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 48 68 68
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was full and we had no reservation so we decided to eat outside. The service was good. The food was also good, a little bit simple to what I'm used to in Japanese cuisine but was ok. I felt it was overpriced but if I'm craving Japanese food and I'm around I might return.

Thank mxsalazar2016
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We came around 8pm the other day without reservation and the restaurant was full of people. So we had to wait for about 30min. And quite another long time for the food. But it was worth waiting. I really loved the grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce (the bento). Ramen was full of seaweed which was great! And the tofu of... More 

Thank Kieuanh56
Doha, Qatar
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Pretty good japanese eatery in the heart of Bordeaux, especially if you fancy something a little different, although staff were mainly chinese ( they spoke mandarin ). Sushi rolls were very good. The rice had the correct consistency, not too sweet, not too much vinegar, not too soggy or too dry. Chicken yakitoris were moist and the chicken tatsu donburi... More 

Thank gizmopuppet
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Happened to be in the main shopping center, Mr felt like having a Japanese meal,we decided to give this one a try. No reservation,managed to get a table. I went for a pork Benton box and he picked salmon rice bowl. Service was efficient and food was good.

Thank Fei L
Toronto, Canada
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We went there to eat light after many days of great South West French cuisine. Simple restaurant, classical Japanese, not expensive

Thank Eurtourist
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Originally from Bordeaux leaving abroad. I always go once to the cafe japonais during my time in the city and i am never disappointed. The service is impeccable and the food quality is good. I highly recommend this place

Thank Caroline L
Bordeaux, France
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Vraiment très bon et authentique. Je reccomande, si possible, de prendre le repas dans un bento box. Very good and authentic. I reccomend, if possible, that you have your meal in a bento box.

Thank LeBordelait
Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

The service is friendly and speedy. Found though not fabulous is authentic and delicious. The bento set is value for money.

Thank chongyp
Angouleme, France
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

An upbeat and urban-casual destination for a good Japanese meal. Not at all formal. Straight-forward Japanese/sushi menu and fairly priced. A highlight was the prawn starter served on a bed of seaweed.

Thank Max-Griffin64
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Authentic bento box for around 14 euros and speedy service. Speaks English which is handy too. Would recommend

Thank Frequent_Flyerz_2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 rue Saint Simeon, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 48 68 68

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