Petit Usagi at Le Citizen
Our favourite new boutique hotel in Paris, Le Citizen on the Canal St Martin, is now serving lunch in its delightful little ground-floor dining room. Petit Usagi (‘little rabbit’ in Japanese) is a satellite operation of the Northern Marais restaurant Usagi, and serves a simplified version of its tasty, healthy and creative franco-japanese menu. Funky chef/owner Shinsuke Kawahara personally serves you his daily changing selection of bentos (tofu, fish or meat), plus there’s pita sandwiches, soup of the day, tea and green-tea cake (15-20€ for a complete menu). They also do take-away, for picnicking on the canal when the sun’s shining.
96 quai de Jemmapes, 10th.