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The Tourist in Paris paid for its own bill and was not influenced in its recommendation.

Foodies, this restaurant is a can’t-miss in 2015!

At first sight, nothing seems to stand out to signal this restaurant by the exceptional new and young chef.

It is exactly here you will find nested between Bastille and Aligre (a small and calm street perpendicular to the noisy Faubourg Saint-Antoine), this micro-bistrot with twenty or so places, a worn-down industrial design (with visible cement and blocks), and… an impeccable kitchen, open in the room with the diners, a serious quasi-rite of passage for the foodies of Paris only a few months after its opening in late 2014 by the chef and owner, Taku Sekine.

Dersou restaurant, by the tourist in paris

Who is Taku Sekine?

Enjoying worldwide recognition, Takou Sekine, of Japanese origin, has been around the world, officiated under Alain Ducasse in Tokyo and in Paris, under Hélène Darroze, and has worked at high-end restaurants such as Saturne and the Clown Bar. You can follow him on his Instagram account (posting pictures of the fresh food he buys at the market).

So what can we eat?

From rapid dishes at lunchtime (25€) to gastronomic tastings at night (menus up to 130€), Dersou, with its asian influences, offers a true culinary fusion: gyoza with sesame sauce, mussels with cucumber and horseradish, sea urchin and scrambled eggs, the menu is really a never ending source of surprises. Everything is served in beautiful porcelain plates.

Our successful choice (we took a chance for you!): The beef, matured for 70-ish days, for two people. The most expensive dish on the menu (75€) to share between two, is prepared beneath your eyes and melts in your mouth.

The Must-Eat: The plate-cocktail pairings (like at PasdeLoup). The chef doesn’t work alone – the sommelier Amaury Guyot (recognized as one of the best barmans of the world, having worked at Sherry Butt and the Prescription Cocktail Club) prepares cocktails for you depending on your dish and your preferences. A big success, wine-lovers will also find a list of natural wines. Although we haven’t tried it yet, their coffee also enjoys a spectacular reputation.

Dersou restaurant, by the tourist in paris

So sit down at the zinc bar as a pair and admire the work of the chef and his team as they prepare your dishes and cocktails. Of course, the menu changes all the time depending on the fresh and in-season findings at the Aligre market! Sometimes you can have this, or this – but rest assured the produce is of great quality.

Dersou restaurant, by the tourist in paris

Find Dersou on their official site and their Facebook page.

When? From Tuesday to Saturday from 7PM to 12:30AM and weekends from noon to 3:30PM. (Call 09 81 01 12 73 for reservations, exclusively for plate-cocktail pairing menus at 90 and 130€ per person). Closed the first 3 weeks of August.

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When:
Tuesday to Sunday

Where: Dersou, Rue Saint-Nicolas, Paris, France
Metro: Ledru-Rollin (line 8)