As promised, I am writing a list of chinese restaurants in Paris that I go to frequently and highly recommend. I can assure you, what you are going to taste in these restaurants is mostly comparable to what you can find in China, not the best though, but satisfying enough.
Personnaly I prefer spiced food. If you don’t share my taste, don’t worry, you can still find many delicious but mild dishes in the following top 10. And the great thing about going to Chinese restaurants in Paris is that you can enjoy good dishes with quite modest price most of the time. So don’t hesitate to have a try.
L’Orient d’Or 福源丰
Address: 22, Rue de Trévise, 75009 Paris
Metro: Cadet@M7, Grand boulvard@M8/M9
Tel: 01 48 00 07 73
Hours: 12:00-14:3019:00-22:30, Monday closed
Comments: Yep, let’s begin with the hot spicy Hunan cuisine from my home town. You will find delicately prepared dishes here with lovely decorations. Don’t miss the shredded cabbages in a hot pot that you can find almost on every guest’s table. General Tso’s chicken and Chainman mao’s red-braised pork, these two very famous dishes here are only available when you order them ahead of time (They take long time to prepare).
Le Céleste Gourmand 福来居
Address: 8, Rue de la Tacherie, 75004 Paris
Metro: Hôtel de Ville@M1/M11, Sortie N°3
Tel: 01 44 59 37 68
Hours: Mon 18:30-22:30, Tue-Sun 12:00-14:30 18:30-22:30
Comments: the cook of this restaurant used to be the second cook of L’Orient d’Or. So you will find their menus are very similar. Personally I prefer this one. The price is slightly lower than the former and you will find more food in your dish. Ask the waiter about how spicy your dish will be. It can be extremely hot!
An Li 安里
Address: 46, Rue Richer, 75009 Paris
Metro: Cadet@M7, Grand boulvard@M8/M9
Tel: 1 42 46 43 09
Hours: 12:00-14:30 19:00-22:30
Comment: If you are looking for a real Beijing hot pot(chinese fondue), An Li is the only restaurant you should go to in Paris. In a very intellectually decorated environment, you will see the charm of the famous instant-boiled mutton of Beijing.
Carnet de Voyage 云南三和食府
Address: 4, RUE DE BUDAPEST，75009 PARIS
Metro: Saint-Lazare@M3/M13/M14/RER E
Hours: Sun 18:30-22:30, Mon-Sat 11:00-15:00 18:30-22:30
Tel: 01 48 78 24 50 / 01 48 78 41 62
Comment: Cuisine of the southern region of China. Their speciality is a wok of light beef soup with a slight fire under it to keep it boiling, which looks like the hot pot, but is actually a special dish from Yunnan, one of the southern most provinces of China. Don’t miss the Crossing the bridge noodles, which is always served with the hot soup. Several explanations of the origin of its interesting name can be found on the wiki page.
Restaurant le Lac de l’Ouest 家常菜馆
Address: 7 rue volta 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 42 77 30 82
Hours: Mon Wed Fri 18:00-22:30, Tus Thu Sat Sun 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:30
Comment: it’s a very small restaurant. So only gourmets come to taste its Boiled Beef in Fiery Sauce. Traditionally its a dish of Szechuan cuisine, but at Restaurant le Lac de l’Ouest, the cook inventively turns it into a dish of Zhejiang cuisine, which is less spicy. But the freshness and delicateness of the beef are preserved.
Li Ka Fu 利口福
Address: 39, AV DE CHOISY, 75013 PARIS
Metro: PORTE DE CHOISY@M7
Tel: 01 45 84 20 45
Hours: all time
Comment: There are many Cantonese restaurants in Paris. Li Ka Fu is absolutely my favorite. I recommend Crab spinach soup, Spareribs with black bean sauce and Cassolette of rice with all kinds of meat.
Noodle Bar 海记面食
Address: 31 bis，rue nationale, 75013 Paris
Metro: Olympiades@M14, Porte d’Ivry@M7
Hours: 11:30-15:00 18:30-23:00, Thursday closed
Comment: My favorate noodle restaurant. There are a great variety of noodles and fried rice. And their cold dishes are quite pleasant. I recommend the fresh fruit joice too. They even have durian juice milk there.
Restaurant Chez Yong 鼎鼎香私房菜
Address: 72, Rue de la Colonie, 75013 Paris
Metro: Maison Blanch@M7, Sortie N°4
Tel: 01 45 65 17 88
Hours: 12:00-14:30 19:00-23:00, Monday closed
Comment: A good chinese restaurant close to Telecom ParisTech. The cuisine comes from both the Tsechuan and Shandong provinces which means that you can find both the southern style and the northern there. The Chinese steamed bread is very popular as a staple food among their French customers.
Restaurant Chez Dong 天天旺
Address: 82 rue baudricourt, 75013 Paris
Metro: Maison Blanche ,Tolbiac, Porte de Choisy@M7
Tel: 01 45 86 63 86/09 51 84 60 88
Hours: 12:00-14:30 19:00-23:00, closed in the afternoons of Tuesday and Wednesday
Comment: They must have a great cook, or rather several, great cooks. It’s always crowded… A huge collection of classical Tsechuan cuisine is ready for you to choose from. You wouldn’t like to miss Chuanr – a Chinese Kebab, a Xinjiang Cuisine dish that is loved all over China.
Autour du Yangtse 食尚煮意
Address: 201 AV CHOISY 75013 PARIS
Metro: Place d’italie@M6/M7
Hours: 12h00-14h30,19h00-23h30, Thursday closed
Comment: Ready for some Shanghai Food? You can begin with some Xiaolongbaos – soup dumplings. I highly recommend the Plum Duck, which is a great example of deliciously flavored chinese dish. They also provide various fresh sweet drinks.