My husband, son (14 years old) and I are spending Christmas in Paris. My son loves Asian food - just about any country. Can someone recommend a good restaurant that Parisians frequent? We are very adventurous and my husband speak fluent French. We're staying at the Relais St Sulpice in the 6th arrondisement. Is there a Chinatown in Paris? Our favorite places are those hideaways that the locals know about. Merci!
There is a Chinatown in Paris and it's in the 13th district. Take the metro from your location to reach it. You'll find more or less authentic type of Asian restaurants there more than anywhere else in Paris.
However, where you'll be located in the 6th district, there are some inexpensive 'fast food' type of Chinese or Vietnamese or mixed Chinese/Vietnamese/Thai places serving precooked food that's displayed in the glass cases. When you order they will heat it in the microwave. It sounds nasty because usually food like that is can be stale. But I've eaten at several of these places randomly near Pl. de la Bastille, the Latin Qtr., and St. Germain and never got ill. The food is fresh.
There are also Asian restaurants in the 6th but more in the 5th. They don't really specficially serve one type of cuisine. It's mostly mixed as I mentioned: Chinese/Thai/Vietnamese.
Near your area is an Asian restaurant we ate at twice. It's expensive and the food is good just that the portions are typically small. The place is La Muralle de Jade on rue de l'Ancienne Comedie right around rue de Buci and off the Blvd. St. Germain. I have a review posted here:
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