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Opium la Cabane

#2,235 of 14,090 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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44 rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 43 29 32 73
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love oysters. In the sates I have a dozen at least once a week. This place was a real find in Paris. One of my first experiences with oysters in the old world and their grading system rather than using the place of origin. The owner is a lovely gentleman with a deep knowledge of his family's business who... More 

Thank traveler28-72
Paris, France
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231 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small (and dirty) oyster bar Limited oyster and wine selection on offer Terrible value for money (about 50€ for a dozen ordinary oysters !!) To be avoided

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Los Angeles, CA
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71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small place but pure gem. Had oysters - went around France based on recommendation. Started from south of France which was salty and went up north - meaning it got sweeter. Our waiter suggested we have the oysters without any topping (no lemon, no Tabasco etc.) And OMG, it was not needed. So fresh and so good. Their fish soup,... More 

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Seattle, WA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened on Opium while walking around awaiting a dinner reservation. There was a small table open in front and some beautiful oysters and shellfish on ice in the window so we decided to stop for a quick appetizer. It is a tiny place which seats maybe 8-10. The oysters were fresh and amazing, but the owner was the best... More 

Thank SeattleArch
Stuttgart, Germany
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The owner has it since 35 years and he can advice you about everything on oysters. Fresh, beautiful, tasty, personal. That's what you want.

Thank fculrich
Alameda, CA
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stopped into Opium on our last evening in Paris since we had been staying on rue de Buce and had walked by many times. The evening was incredible! Go here if you love oysters and especially if you love the White Pearl oysters farmed off of Utah Beach in Normandy - they are simply the best! We started with... More 

Thank John F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It's a must,,, when in Paris with your loved one, champagne and oysters as a pre diner date... Big thank you to the owner and his side kick for the Tour de France in oystologie ! We will be back.

Thank Raoul M
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Charming atmosphere in the 6th . Spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying a wonderful combination of different types of oysters from the different parts of France. Limited but good selection of wines and champagne ..

Thank Ann W
Hanoi, Vietnam
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73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We found that small restaurant walking around after a visit to Notre Dame church. Very good Oysters, but even better was Fathe, the staff serving the oysters. Passioned to tell us all about the oysters, how to eat and open them. We felt very welcomed there. The restaurant itself is very small, if you are going to visit with more... More 

Thank Sven M
Ciudad de Mexico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I found this microscopic place in my old street and I dared to try it. I was not deceived. The two men staff provided a professional and fun explanation of the different sort of oysters they offered and made excellent suggestions to marry the choice to a nice wine. Quality and freshness of the seafood was impeccable, the place is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
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Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 29 32 73

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

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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.
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