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Hippopotamus

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
French, Steakhouse, Grill
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30 Place D'Italie | Centre Commercial Italie 2, 75013 Paris, France
+33 1 45 81 12 30
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

From the moment we walked into a restaurant we were greeted by a woman who gave us an English menu instead of a French (which was very helpful. We sat down and were left alone whilst making a decision of what we wanted to eat. A man called Kevin was serving us (that's the name on the receipt) he was... More 

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Thank GeeArmer
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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162 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Visited twice with colleagues. Both times quite good meals. Quick and friendly service. Not the best I have ever had but good price/quality.

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singapore
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349 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

One of the cheaper places to visit near the Opera area if you desire to eat steak. Steak is not really a national dish for the French so if you wish to eat French food, this is not the place for you. If traveling with children, and they wish to have comfort food, then this is the place to serve... More 

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Thank mel7155
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

One of the worst and most expensive meals I've had. Chicken was dry and disgusting. Beef was very low quality. Overall bad experience. I gave 2 stars because the place was well designed; besides that, will never recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank Andrew C
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Welcoming atmosphere. You get your appetizer, with a main and a side, with dessert and of course a drink. Great value at 25 - 30 euros.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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133 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Had a good meal at this restaurant. The chicken was cooked nicely with lots of green beans. The service was good and prices were reasonable.

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Thank Paul T
California
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This was the best "value for money" meal I had during my two weeks in Paris. There was a super offer for 30 euros. It included appetizer, main with 2 sides, dessert and beverage. it was all delicious. I am sorry I wasted money on so many other places that disappointed before I found Hippopotamus. Hippopotamus is a small chain... More 

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Thank lainim
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Went with wife and 4 kids. Excellent food. Kids menu standard fayre but quality of food and value was top notch. We had set menu of 3 courses for 19.99 and meal starters and dessert all lovely. Beer cheaper then most bars in Paris. Wine very good. All in all a lovely restaurant that was pure value for money

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Tasty food, reasonable prices, free wifi. Enjoyed the meals for two, the lean meat, sauces, food presentation, restaurant layout.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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80 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

The "nice" evening started from the "kindness" of the manager who refused to give us the table we requested just because he wanted to close that area (it was still full of people). Service was extremely slow. Long time to get menu, long time to take the order, long time to get the water, long time to get the food.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$52
Cuisine
French, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Place D'Italie | Centre Commercial Italie 2, 75013 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
  • Neighbourhood: Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 81 12 30

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
Far off the beaten path, this part of Paris is a forgotten gem worth exploring. Avenue d’Ivry houses Europe's largest Chinatown with great Asian supermarkets and shops, and a thrilling atmosphere around Chinese New Year. Place d’Italie impresses onlookers as soon as they set their eyes on it. Not far, around La Butte aux Cailles, the streets suddenly imitate provincial France and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported. The beauty of these streets lies in their surprises around every twist and turn.
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