Matsuhisa is Nobu’s first footprint in Paris, the gastronomic capital of France. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s first Parisian restaurant is born out of a partnership between Nobu himself and Le Royal Monceau, one of Paris’ most luxurious hotels.
Read our review of Nobu’s star restaurant at the luxurious Le Royal Monceau in Paris
Matsuhisa is the eighth jewel in Nobu’s crown after the internationally celebrated Matsuhisa Beverly Hills and Dubai’s Nobu, Atlantis the Palm. It opened in March 2016 under the expertise of Executive Chef Hideki Endo and his team of sushi masters.
In 2006 Chef Endo joined Nobu for the opening of the Hong Kong InterContinental. Now Executive Chef at Matsuhisa Paris, Hideki Endo is playing his part in bringing Nobu Matsuhisa’s take on Japanese cuisine to a French audience.
Known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese cuisine with Peruvian ingredients, Nobu’s Matsuhisa Paris sets the bar very high and gives the culimary capital of the world a run for its money.
The extensive and original menu at Matsuhisa Paris offers a unique Peruvian-Japanese culinary experience with a bespoke array of Nobu’s legendary signature dishes with a French twist, which we had the pleasure of sampling. Endo’s ingredients are carefully sourced from France and inspired by classic French specialities to create dishes such as seaweed tacos with black truffle, crispy oysters with caviar and Wagyu beef ravioli with foie gras.
Favourites we enjoyed include the tuna sashimi with jalapeño peppers, black cod with miso and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno and yuzu soy sauce, as well as traditional sushi. Our experience at Matsuhisa was delicately capped off with the Chef Endo’s signature iced whisky cappuccino.
The restaurant is classic and elegant, its generous and airy layout is perfectly enhanced by the open traditional Japanese kitchen which lines the back end of the restaurant virtually from one side to the other. The effect allows guests to witness the expert culinary performance of the sushi masters in the backdrop of regal Japanese elegance.
On our visit to Matsuhisa, the weather was warm and bright. We enjoyed our meal in Le Royal Monceau’s elegant internal courtyard across from the Michelin starred Il Carpaccio and next to the Raffles signature water feature, an oasis in what is known as Paris’ ‘Golden Triangle’ district.
Monday to Wednesday: 12.00 pm – 2.30 pm / 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Thursday and Friday: 12.00 pm – 2.30 pm / 7.30 pm – 11.30 pm
Saturday: 7.30 pm / 11.30 pm
Sunday: 7.30 pm / 10.30 pm
Lunch and dinner may be served on the terrace in warm weather.
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