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“Good sushi, uncomfortable ambiance ”
Review of JIN Saint-Honore

JIN Saint-Honore
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Ranked #3,164 of 19,029 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

For this Michelin 1 star restaurant I believe that star goes to the scarcity it creates (12 seats only) and mostly the price (€145/p minimum). Service of the waitress is good, and the sushi is decent - of course it’s way way way better than most sushi you can find in Paris as most of the them are owned and made by non-Japanese, it is no match to the sushi quality level in NYC in my opinion.

However, what disappointed us the most was the uncomfortable ambiance. The chef was clearly only interested in speaking to Japanese guests (4 out of 12 that night). For the other guests, he barely made any effort to even explain what nigiri he was making. While his restaurant is in Paris, he was extremely reluctant and unwilling to deal with the locals. We were all sitting at the counter and we paid the same price for the menus, and yet we had to watch the chef happily serving EXTRA sushi pieces only to the 4 Japanese guests - he was serving the same piece at the same time to everyone so it was really easy to count. We spoke to some other guests next to us and we all felt super uncomfortable. We paid the same price (a high price no less!) and we ended up being treated differently (right in our face too!).

Our conclusion is very simple:

1) If you are ready to pay that much price for a dinner, don’t choose a restaurant with 4/5 rating even though it’s Michelin starred.

2) If you are ready to pay that much price for a dinner, you might as well go somewhere you feel you are welcomed and not snubbed by the chef.

All in all, we do NOT recommend cuz the experience pisses you off! *_*

Thank jessicachan0806
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I am French and my Wife is Japanese, used to live in Japan 20 years so looking forward to having sushi in Paris . First of all We went there the lady told me to be on time at 8 then we waited 40 minute because we had to wait for other client to start what a disgrace and the main lady in charge was very rude from beginning .His food sushi was really average ( the rice was so hard and the fish wasn’t fresh)but most importantly terrible service.
Never go again!
Can’t believe they got 1 Michelin star...

Thank EechauteA1
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

JIN is a good choice if you are looking for an omakase experience in Paris. It is rather expensive and lots of add-ons that would add up the bill. The sushi course is good but not a lot of food compared to sushi yas in Tokyo. Sakes are also very highly priced.

Thank Splendid C
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I could describe it as the title above: it’s a little piece of Japan in Paris! Therefor it is a bit of a ‘culture shock’ and a different experience..

Food & service are outstanding
But the chef is very critical and doesn’t like it if you do not eat what he created for you and do not finish your plate :-)

Worth the visit but don’t know if I will be going back.

Thank Flore H
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward to coming here. This was very far from a top notch Japanese sushi bar experience.

The quality of the sashimi was average and the cooked dishes were ok.

To be fair, the service was good.

I wouldn't return and this definitely wasn't worth 500 euros.

Thank John P
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