Vietnamese food is a big hit in Paris, even the Chinese take-away will serve Bo(h) Bun ( noodles with beef) and so on… I have never been to Vietnam thus I can´t tell you if they do it right in Paris but I can tell you where I was happy with my meal. Same goes for Cambodian and Korean food. Actually in Beijing the student district Wudaokou is also called Little Korea thus I have had many evenings of delicious and fun Korean BBQ with friends but it´s not the same here… anyway delicious though is Bim Bim Bap at Ibaji. And Cyclo is a nice place for a casual first date while Le Grain du Riz is where I haven eaten most often. To know why click on the marker and read more. // Update 2015/2016: My new favourite Korean in town is Kim&Kim, the BBQ is fun, the food is great and the pricing is more than fair!
Kim & Kim / Metro Nation
My favourite Coreen in town. lunch set menu is perfect for 10€ or 12€. The pancakes, medusa salad and the BBQ are so good! It´s a very simple place, I thinks it´s the Dad and his son running the business, they are nice and the food is great!
Chez Alfred Lao Cuisine / Metro Chemin Vert
Beautiful decoration calming you instantly down once you take place in one of the comfy sofas, a real zen oasis! Food is good, good quality even though I had a bit trouble to see the particular lao tradition in the dishes. (For me it´s south east asian/ thai street food hence a bit pricy for what it is…) Lunch set menu comes at 15 or 20€ and portions are generous. Alfred is very attentive and nice host.
Le Cambodge / Metro Daumesnil
My favourite Coreen in town. lunch set menu is perfect for 10€ or 12€. The pancakes, medusa salad and the BBQ are so good! It´s a very simple place, I thinks it´s the Dad and his son running the business but they are nice and the food is great!
Le Grain du Riz Metro Voltaire
There is a reason Le Fooding spotted this little gem serving yummy good and finally a place that doesn’t just serve Bun-bun. You are in treat if you have been bored by the other vietnamese places. The owner, a Vietnamese lady in her 60ties always has a big heart and serves you with a big smile. And she always offers me free dessert. 10-15 €
Cyclo Metro Belleville
Cosy place with good food. The ravioli soup is great but make reservations to get a spot. Expect 10-15 Euro per Person
Ibaji Metro Temple
The best bim bim bap in Paris. Also super delicious omelet and meat balls. Lunch set menu goes for 19€ ( kimchi, soup and bim bim bap) but I would recommend to order 1 single bim bim bap and 3 starters to share that´s enough for two and you end up paying the same but get to try more things. ( See picture) abt 40€ for 2
Paris Hanoi Metro Charonne
Expect to queue (especially for lunch) but you are rewarded with big portions and a menu that covers south east asian food.
Le Cambodge / Le Petite Cambodge Metro Concourt
Again, expect to queue and all the classics of vietnamese food in Paris but good quality and nice presentation. Le Petite Cambodge is just around the corner: 20 Rue Alibert
Jules et Shim Metro Jacques Borsergant
Bim bim bap- choose your topping and eat your Korean lunch box there or take it out to canal Saint-Martin and catch some sun.
Les deux Cygnes Metro Bastille
Asian tapas and wine, as usually with tapas you end up with a big bill. Don´t go there hungry. But to pare yummy tapas with a good wine, yes this is a great place!
Bim Bim Bap at Jules et Shim and the omelette at Ibaji