Soba bar extraordinaire, its beauty lies in its simplicity.
A concise canteen menu of hot or cold Soba options, with surprisingly sophisticated starters – don’t miss the clams in sake or the marinated salmon.
The Tempura is magical, holding its heat while you work through a grand basket of house-made buckwheat noodles. Flavours are subtle and fresh and ultimately satisfying. It’s the antithesis of bunking down on a jambon beurre.
It’s not as cheap as the neighbouring Ramen houses of Rue Saint Anne, because the quality is undeniably ten times better. It seats little more than fifteen people at any given time, so getting there early isn’t the worst idea.
Seasonal vegetables and delicate fish come delicately battered and crisped to tempura perfection. Broths are ever so slightly seasoned arriving on generous baskets of sarrasin noodles. For those craving carbohydrates, there are are Donburri bowls or sushi cones.
Impress fellow hipsters: This is the third establishment by Yoshikazu Kitada, joining Kai (75001) and Yen (75006).
Restaurant Sara, 8 rue de Ventadour 75001
T. +33 (0)1 42 60 63 65
Metro: Pyramides, Quatre Septembre
Monday – Saturday, 12.00 – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm