In celebration of Friday and to make up for the rainy weather, the SFP office went to Nanashi for lunch today. We had heard delicious things about this japanese-style dining spot and wanted to taste it for ourselves. We hopped off at metro Poissionniere on line 7, an area that is super hot for dining at the moment, to check out Nanashi’s flagship location.
Chef Kaori Endo, formerly of Rose Bakery, serves up his specialty, the bento box, in a meat, fish or vegetarian option on a bed of wild rice and quinoa mix, served with a trio of salads. Also on the menu are large salads, brioche pizzas and delicious fresh juices. The ingredients change daily, but to give you an idea, yesterday the vegetarian bento box featured a seared tofu steak and today we enjoyed a ricotta-stuffed zucchini. While the bentos are exclusively a lunch option, Japanese-style tapas take the spotlight in the evening.
The decor gives off a great Japanese cantine feel with the lined up simple tables and rustic loft feel mixed with some great Parisian bobo touches like the colorful lamps and the veggies of the day on display. The menu choices of the day are displayed in colorful chalk boards and neon strip lighting leads you to the small bathroom.
Nanashi isn’t rough on the wallet either with bento boxes at 14 euros and other small plates at around 6 euros/plate (2 would make a meal). There is a to-go counter to grab some deliciousness on the fly and they opened up an additional location in the Marais about a year ago.
Both locations are open from Monday-Saturday with non-stop service. They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday (with a designated fun spot for kids). Lunch reservations are not accepted and it does get busy around 1pm but when we arrived a little after 12pm there were seats to choose from.Nanashi Paradis 31 rue de Paradis, 75010 01 40 22 05 55 Nanashi Charlot 57 rue Charlot, 75003 09 60 00 25 59