An ‘izakaya (居酒屋)’ is a type of Japanese way of dining that serves food to accompany the drinks. Unlike other Japanese styles of eating, food are usually shared by everyone.
Izakaya Léngué is the Japanese restaurant, hidden in the heart of Saint-Mitchel area. As we all know that French people are used to order their own food, so we thought this restaurant opened in Paris has the same way to serve. Actually, every dishes here come in small size(really Japanese), you need to order several dishes and share with your friend, like Asian style!
We order almost every recommended dishes we saw in the menu with some other great dishes to try. The price of the starters are 3-10 € and from 6-13 € for the main dishes (which are mostly pork, chicken, shrimp cooked in various Japanese style). You can also order the rice or miso soup separately if you wish.
The food taste so great especially when you sip some Japanese Sake all along. The one we’ve tried is called ‘dassai’ and it can be served both hot and cold.
Services here was good. There was always one waiter kept an eye on customers, to make sure every demand can be satisfied at the first time. But I felt kind of uncomfortable when they kept walking around us and stared at our table. Besides that, everything was perfect.
This little restaurant is really like traditional Japanese bar. Customers can enjoy the meal with soft light and laid-back music. The whole atmosphere is calm and pleasant, it is a fantastic place for people to have a talk. Just take your time, taste some Japanese alcohol with authentic Japanese cuisine and have a good time with your friends.
Text and Photos by : Zheng He & Praewprow Sintuprasit
31 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris
Tel : 01 46 33 75 10
Metro : Saint-Mitchel