Tag Archives: japanese

Kunitoraya – Paris

Kunitoraya is my place in Paris when I am craving for udons. At the large open counter open on the dining room, this institution prepares Japanese noodles with rice flour close to perfection. I love: The simplicity of this place and the freshness of its food; The funky colours of its walls and ceiling; Its […]

Jin – Paris

Posted by Amélie on 27 Jul 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Paris, near Saint Honoré street.   What? A tiny Omakase. For who? Sushi purists. With whom? A friend who shares the love of silence, necessary for any traditional Omakase. My feeling? You don’t arrive at Jin “by chance“. If you walk through the door of this very confidential place, that’s thanks to a friend […]

Ginza Onodera – Paris

Posted by Amélie on 27 May 2015 / 0 Comment

Where?  In the 1st arrondissement of Paris. What? A real omakase, where the chef makes your sushi following his inspiration. For who? An authentic sushi lover. With whom? His boss, in love with Japanese food, to prove he shares the same refinement and authenticity. My feeling? This delicate journey begins as soon as the wooden and paper […]

Takumi – Brussels

Posted by Amélie on 25 May 2015 / 0 Comment

  What? A Japanese-style café. Where? In Brussels, near Place Flagey. For who? People looking for affordable Japanese, who are not purists. With whom? Some friends who wants to try gyoza (if those still exists). Description? Takumi is a cute modern japanese canteen offering homemade gyozas. The place is cute and cool, and the atmosphere […]

Koy Shunka – Barcelona

Posted by Thefoodalist on 16 Apr 2015 / 0 Comment

My experience at Koy Shunka restaurant was exceptional.   To be honest, I almost canceled my reservation that day, thinking that trying another Japanese restaurant – especially in Barcelona – was not worth it.   Therefore, when I arrived at Koy Shunka, I was not expecting anything other than excellent but classical Japanese cuisine. My first […]

Kunitoraya 2 – Paris

Posted by Amélie on 15 Mar 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Paris, near the Opera Garnier. What? An unconventional Japanese restaurant. For who? Modern kaiseki enthusiasts. With whom? A couple of friends who wants to try traditional Japanese cuisine, without any excessive budget or austere atmosphere. My feeling? Kunitoraya is an institution in Paris for his udons the Rue Saint Anne. What some people […]

KAMO (New place) – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 18 Sep 2014 / 0 Comment

Near the Ixelles Cemetery, there used to be Kamo. The only Michelin starred Japanese restaurant in Brussels.  Today, Kamo has moved to a different place and we are even more in love with its new decor, and its tasty meals. I could talk about Kamo for hours because it is one of my favorite Japanese […]


Posted by Amélie on 07 Mar 2014 / 0 Comment

It’s now time for The Foodalist to share one of her favorite and a little more private places. Close to the ULB, there is Nonbe Daigaku, a small and authentic sushi place. Behind this window opened a few years ago, stands the chef of the former and very famous Tagawa restaurant. Today you have still […]


Posted by Amélie on 05 Mar 2014 / 0 Comment

In Saint Germain, there is Blueberry.  The Paradise of the crazy makis. In a Wong Kar-Wai movie decor, I discovered an inventive and original place where shizo, yuzu, truffle and mango are cleverly associated. The maki compositions are explosive and amazing: Red Rackham (tempura shrimp, marinated tuna, truffle, cucumber, spicy mayonnaise , chives and flying […]


Posted by Amélie on 03 Mar 2014 / 0 Comment

Umamido, next to Place Flagey ? I love it, and I go back there often to have delightful ramen. During one of my visits, Guy explained me his idea to open a ramen noodle bar in Brussels after a few months spent in Kyoto after his studies in Lausanne. Everything started from there for Umamido […]


Posted by Amélie on 05 Dec 2013 / 0 Comment

In London, in Marylebone, there is a well-kept secret: Dinings. Dinings is THE hype and tiny Japanese restaurant. Based on the Izakaya concept, you can sip sake and umeshu while ordering thousands of little tapas. The originality of this place opened by two former Nobu chefs is its traditional Japanese cuisine with a “European touch”, […]


Posted by Amélie on 05 Nov 2013 / 0 Comment

A few minutes from Kyoto Station, there is Sushi Iwa.
An address we do not find in guidebooks. An insider address, where you can taste real sushi, fresh and delicious. The Late Steve Jobs said “This is the best sushi I’ve ever had” and I agree with him. The chef speaks English very well, which is […]


Posted by Amélie on 15 Oct 2013 / 0 Comment

In Ixelles , rue du Bailli , there is Makisu – the sunny side of Sushi . Always looking for Japanese dishes , I went to this place many times. Let’s be honest : at first sight, I was afraid of a new kind of Sushi Shop place . Although I have nothing against this […]