The Height of Kosher Gastronomy in Paris
Why not benefit from the best of Paris during your next stay? How about booking Jewish tours? To make the most of your trip, we invite you to devour our selection of itineraries complete with restaurant suggestions. A center of kosher gastronomy, there are more than 150 kosher restaurants in Paris. Conforming to kosher laws, Parisian kosher restaurants offer a large choice of specialties. For French, Asian, Italian, and of course Israeli kosher restaurants, just follow the guide below.
Don't Miss the Avenue des Champs-Elysées
A mythical spot in the capital that can’t be missed during a Jewish travel in France, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées is frequently cited as the most beautiful avenue in the world. Nearly 2 kilometers long and 70 meters wide, it brings together the most prestigious ready-to-wear brands, the biggest names in French restaurants, and two celebrated Parisian monuments (the Arc de Triomphe and the Obelisk). Nearby, the Grand Palais unveils the richness of French art.
Upon arriving at the Franklin Roosevelt rotary, take the rue Jean Mermoz and discover the Kavodrestaurant. At the corner of the Israeli embassy and just steps from the Champs-Elysées, enjoy French cuisine in a contemporary and refined space.
Kavod26 rue Jean Mermoz 75008 Paris Tel: +33 01 42 25 65 26
The Magnificent Arc de Triomphe and Place Charles de Gaulle
Visit The Magnificent Arc de Triomphe and Place Charles de Gaulle on one of your Jewish tours The Arc de Triomphe is situated on the Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly called the Place de l’Etoile. A veritable national symbol, this monument was constructed to the glory of the armies of the Revolution and of the Empire. In the form of a rotary, the “star” of the Place Charles de Gaulle branches off into 12 avenues providing access to, notably: on one side, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, the Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries Gardens, and the Louvre museum; and on the other side the Arche de la Défense. This place is perfect for a Jewish heritage travel, right?
By foot or metro, connect to the Avenue des Ternes and let your self be tempted by the Israeli specialties of the Ventura Avenue restaurant. Grilled specialties, pastries, fish, and salads are prepared in the Mediterranean tradition. The ambiance of the restaurant is at once traditional and convivial.
Ventura Avenue restaurant
98 avenue des Ternes
75017 ParisTel: +33 01 74 30 62 02
The Emblematic Place de la Bastille
The Place de la Bastille was created in the location of the historic Bastille fortress, which fell on July 14, 1789. In homage, the “July Column” (la Colonne de Juillet) was placed at the center and crowed by the “Spirit of Liberty.” A common meeting place, it is common to see parades, gatherings, and other diverse events passing by the Place de la Bastille.
Travel to Asia in the time it takes to eat a meal by taking the street parallel to the boulevard Beaumarchais. Established 20 years ago, the Lotus de Nissane is the premier kosher Asian restaurant. With Japanese, Chinese, and Thai specialties, experience a rendez-vous of Asian cuisines in an exotic setting.
Lotus de Nissane39 rue Amelot 75011 Paris Tel: +33 01 43 55 80 42
The Quartier de Bercy, a Haven of Peace
An innovative concept associated with a modern architecture, the quartier de Bercy deserves a second look! Welcoming athletic gatherings and concerts, the Palais Omnisport was built next to the Seine, on the right bank. It is in close proximity to one of the biggest parks in the capital: the parc de Bercy. The park opens out onto the the cours Saint-Emilion and its pedestrian streets, which are wonderful for strolling.
If you are looking for calm and quality, try the O You restaurant, located at the crossroads of 2 metro stations. The traditional French plates will be served to you in a refined and warm environment. While dining, you will also be able to admire the paintings on display.
O You164 avenue Daumesnil 75012 Paris Tel: +33 01 43 07 68 97
The Audacious Opera Quarter
Jewish France travel would not be complete without going to The Audacious Opera Quarter In close proximity to the Louvre and the Place de la Vendôme, the avenue de l’Opéra opens up spectacular vantages that are typical of Haussmann’s (“haussmannien”) Paris. A very animated neighborhood of Paris, the grands magasins (big department stores), fashion and luxury boutiques, terrace cafés and restaurants are all at your fingertips. One spot not to miss is the place de l’Opéra, which is home to the sublime palais Garnier where exhibitions and spectacles take place.
Not far from the boulevard Haussmann, all of the flavors of Japan are found at the Izaaki restaurant. Hand-painted porcelain, chopsticks sculpted from rosewood, fabric table settings… the décor is worthy of traditional Asian homes.
Izaaki35 rue La Fayette 75009 Paris Tel: +33 01 53 16 43 48
To learn more about kosher restaurants in Paris and in France, consult the "123 Kosher" guide here.