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Udon Bistro Kunitoraya

#1,103 of 14,216 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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1 Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 47 03 33 65
12:00 - 16:30
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Pune, India
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is in the Japanese area in Paris. Closest metro- palais royale Musee Du louvre..good food little more expensive than the other Japanese restaurants in the area but worth it. You will have to wait in a queue to enter..don't think they take reservations..

Thank DJGokarn
Shanghai Region, China
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Kunitoraya is situated in area full of other Japanese restaurants, but they are by far the more authentic. The tempura batter is really good but unfortunately the quality of the prawn is very average. There is always a line up. If you crave a hot bowl of udon, this is the place.

Thank XP-Traveler
Los Angeles,CA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Having traveled through Asia and North America, I would not expect that the best udon I've ever had would be had in Paris. We came here on the recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. There was a long line for tables. We waited. We were ushered in and squeezed into a narrow table by the windows. We ordered, and... More 

Thank davyc71
Abu Dhabi
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I used to travel a lot to Tokyo and Nagoya and I loved ghe food and the culture. Well, thanks to this place, I felt like I traveled back to this beautiful country. I had veggie tempura and Udon and enjoyed it very much. Expect a long wait, this is a popular amongst tourists and locals who are looking for... More 

Thank pouky14
Reggio Emilia, Italy
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We came here for the article red on our lonely planet. We had 2 udon, 2 entrees ,1beer and 1 tea, approx 55 euro spent. Quality iper good, udon well cooked and big, tempura delicious! Only table and personal space a bit limited

Thank Andrea191284
Derby, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

One of the Trip Advisor images is of Udon Jubey! Be warned: Kunitoraya is on Rue Villedo...but both have queues!!! Okay, we arrived at 1845 on a Sunday evening, were first in line and were quickly joined by a dozen people by 1900. Once seated, service wasn't rushed, even with the growing queue outside. This place can get very warm... More 

Thank gomerboy
Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Don't be afraid by the waiting line and come in to enjoy one of the best place in Paris for Udon. If you like to enjoy it in a smoother way, try the Kunitoraya 2 in the same street. Wonderful old style bistrot with a delicate service.

Thank Jack W
Decin, Czech Republic
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I went alone for a dinner around 8pm. Waited for 10 min outside, and was not cold because you have a heater above. Someone had a problem eating alone, but I did not. I sat alone and never had to move. I had a glass of beer(comes with FOC edamame), hiyayakko(cold tofu) and warm tempura udon and it was 30... More 

Thank hayney
Biarritz, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food is good, the portions a bit on the small side and slightly over-priced, the Tempura at 20 euro is very expensive for what it is. The big disappointment with this place is the air-conditioning, you come out stinking of fried food, really stinking like you live in a fish and shop. I do not think I have eaten... More 

Thank bicbodger
Beirut, Lebanon
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462 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The area has many udon restaurants but on a Sunday only a few are open. We went early but still had to queue. Supposedly one of the best and they really were. We shared a Katsudon, an Udon with tempura and an Udon with duck all washed down with a Kirin Beer. The noodles were perfectly cooked and the tempura... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 03 33 65

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