We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bouillon des Colonies

$$ - $$$
Odeon / Saint-Michel
+ Add cuisine
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3 rue Racine, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 32 15 64
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 21: English reviews
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The good: Friendly waitress, best crème brulee in times, nice ambiance, spatious enough. The bad: strange combination of spring rolls, some lettuce leaves and Rice is not a main course to me. Tasty spring rolls though. The ugly: the duck pastilla was a strange combination especially with the bean mousse. Pastilla should be crisp imho. This was soggy though and... More 

Thank Geerten
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just happened on this place and had an excellent experience. Very attentive service, interesting concept and menu, very reasonable prices for this part of Paris. Risotto was wonderful as was the chocolate cake. Wine Menu rather limited but super reasonable and just fine.

Thank Kristine14231
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dined at Bouillon des Colonies after first trying its sister restaurant next door, Bouillon Racine. Its menu reflects the cuisine of France's far-flung former colonies, and includes Asian, African, and Middle Eastern fare. The spring rolls were fried, not fresh as I expected, but very good. I had an African sampler platter that included various vegetable... More 

Thank Athena222
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
149 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Every time I am in Paris I visit the Bouillon des Colonies. It has a cozy atmosphere and the food is good with a tasty touch of overseas. It is also very well located relatively close to Notre Dame. Don't get confused with the nearby Bouillon Racine, same food but more upscale atmosphere and prices. Recommended.

1 Thank SilkDragonfly
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
Level Contributor
181 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

The food and staff were both great here (and English is widely spoken), but the real treat is the venue. I felt like I had time travelled to Belle Epoque Paris. I was disappointed that I didn't meet Toulouse Lautrec.

Thank Nancy882
Lydick, In
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Don't go to this place if you are an English speaking person. The service is terrible as this is an overflow and after thought fron the restaurant next door Le Bouillon Racine, which I also suggest you avoid! They share a kitchen and food passes between the two through the dinning room. We went fifteen minutes withou anyone in the... More 

Thank RcMil
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

If you're in the 5th or 6th arrondissement this bistro is a good pick. It is just off St-Michel near the Sorbonne, easy to find. The menu is wide enough to satisfy most palates but still very creative, and the deco is unlike the typical Parisian experience. More Africa than France per it's name.

Thank GypsyGrandmum
Davis, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner mid-week here. I agree with other comments that the menu offers unusual flavor and combinations, and we confirmed the kitchen is shared with the larger, fancier, and inevitably more expensive restaurant next door. Cod with red curry was delicious as an entrée, and fried spring rolls were a well prepared starter. Chocolate dessert was delicious. One person was... More 

Thank Mike H
Paris, France
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

I've been to the beautiful main restaurant next door a few times, with varying results and had been curious about this one next door. Obviously both restaurants share a kitchen. You can guess the type of food by the name Bouillon des Colonies; Africa , Vietnam, unfortunately no Caribbean as advertised by the menu in the window. In fact the... More 

Thank sine0
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

We were looking for the Racine next door,but thought we would try here first and we were not disappointed. The food was well priced and delicious. However it was the service that was a stand out, the waitress went out of her way to ensure we understood the menu. She recommended a better wine and in general made the experience... More 

1 Thank Natmolly

Travellers who viewed Bouillon des Colonies also viewed

Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France

Been to Bouillon des Colonies? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 rue Racine, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 32 15 64

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bouillon des Colonies staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Odeon / Saint-Michel

Neighbourhood Profile
Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
Explore this neighbourhood