19 Exotic Restaurants in Paris to Discover Flavors From Around the World

Do you want to try something new? Indulge yourself by visiting one of these exotic restaurants in Paris. There is something for every taste and budget! So don’t think too much about it and just try one of these gastronomic paradises.



Ethiopian cuisine

19 Rue Copreaux, 75015 Paris


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Habesha, in the heart of the 15th District, welcomes you in a friendly and colorful atmosphere.

This little restaurant serves traditional Ethiopian food.

The chef offers you a great variety of recipes to make you discover the different flavours of African cuisine.

If you want our advice, try the Azifa, a mix of mashed lentils, garlic and Ethiopian spices, and don’t forget to taste the “discovery dish”, an assortment of typical Ethiopian dishes that will not leave you indifferent.

Are you veggie? Don’t worry, Habesha has also something for you!

Tip: Book in advance because the restaurant is small and there are always lots of people.


  • Dishes from €15
  • Drinks from €3

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New Soul Food Le Maquis (and Food Truck)

African cuisine

177 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris (the restaurant)


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Visit New Soul Food Le Maquis and savor dishes infused with African flavors.

This restaurant boasts an African-inspired ambiance and serves street food dishes for dine-in or takeout.

You can opt for the classic menu featuring set bowls, also known as tchops. One highlight is the afrocaribéenne, which consists of West Indian curry-braised chicken paired with a sweet potato duo and a coconut-vanilla sauce.

For vegetarians or vegans, the restaurant offers the Afrovégane tchop, which includes Afropean attiéké (cassava semolina with sun-dried tomatoes and herbs), plantains, and a braised ear of corn.

For an extra fee, you can also customize your tchop by selecting your preferred meat or fish, a side dish, and a sauce.

If you’re planning to dine in, I recommend arriving early as reservations aren’t accepted. Additionally, keep an eye out for their Food Truck touring the Ile-de-France region. Its location can be found on their website.


  • Menus from €15

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French-Bulgarian cuisine

6 bis Rue César Franck, 75015 Paris


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Pisanov is a French-Bulgarian restaurant located in the 15th District and aims to present the Bulgarian traditional cuisine to a Parisien and international public.

If you like eastern Europe and you would like to discover its culinary traditions, Pisanov is the place to be.

Try one of the entries proposed on the menu, we advise you to order the famous Catak, a mix of cheese and sheep yoghurt, roasted peppers with garlic, walnut and parsley. And don’t leave without trying the traditional Bulgarian patatnik, another house speciality.


  • Dishes from €12.50
  • Drinks from €3.50

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KOW Paris

Cambodian cuisine

53 Rue Basfroi, 75011 Paris


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With KOW Paris, you will discover the best of Cambodian gastronomy in the heart of Paris, amidst a unique and futuristic atmosphere.

You can begin your meal with Cambodian tapas, such as Roulo Imperio, stuffed rolls filled with chicken, taro, and vermicelli.

For the main courses, you’ll find a selection of Cambodian traditional specialties. We highly recommend trying the Lok Lak, a rice bowl featuring marinated beef pieces. If you prefer seafood, the Amok Trey, a dish consisting of red curry-breaded cod, is also a popular choice.


  • Dishes from €13.90
  • Drinks from €2

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Korean cuisine

239 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Paris

Located in a lively neighbourhood, this small Korean restaurant welcomes you in a traditional and modern atmosphere.

Its wooden tables and its beautiful decor introduce you to the world of genuine Korean cuisine. If you like spices and you’re a fan of barbecues, just come and visit Joayo, you won’t regret it!

The friendly, 100% Korean, staff is pleased to help you. , they will be happy to advise you and answer all questions you may have.

But be careful: try to book in advance just to be sure to have a table.

If you don’t have too much time, don’t worry! Joayo offers you a delivery service, so you can order online or just go to the restaurant and order there to enjoy your delicious Korean dish elsewhere.


  • Menu from €14
  • Dishes from €14
  • Drinks from €3.50

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Egyptian cuisine

249 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris

[If you’re a lover of Mediterranean cuisine, especially Egyptian, Horus is the perfect destination for you.

At Horus, you can savor fresh and traditional dishes in a warm and welcoming atmosphere inspired by Egypt, complete with captivating frescoes adorning the walls.

We recommend indulging in the koshary, a specialty featuring rice, chickpeas, and tomato sauce, or the hawawshi, savory buns stuffed with meat.

Furthermore, Horus offers a delightful array of vegetarian options, including moussaka, falafels, and molokhya, among others.


  • Menus from €13.50
  • Dishes from €13.50
  • Drinks from €2.50



Chez Mademoiselle

Russian cuisine

21 rue mademoiselle, 75015 Paris


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At Chez Mademoiselle you will find the best Russian specialities in an elegant and welcoming atmosphere.

This small Kazakh restaurant, unique in the capital, proposes a menu inspired by the seasons. It combines fresh ingredients and an unrivalled expertise to offer you dishes at reasonable prices.

We suggest you try the traditional Bortsh, the national Russian soup made of beetroot, or the delicious Olivier salad, a mix of chicken, pickles, corn, onion, potatoes, eggs and mayonnaise.

For the main course, we advise you to try the Pelmenis, known as Russian ravioli, or the chicken Kiev, a chicken breast breaded roll stuffed with butter, garlic and aneth. And if all of this is not enough for you, just try the Medovik as dessert, a delicious Russian cake made of honey, cream and walnut powder.


  • Menu from €35
  • Dishes from €20




Greek cuisine

24 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris

Come and discover Greek specialties at this charming, authentic, family-owned restaurant.

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to savor traditional dishes crafted from fresh ingredients, taking your taste buds on a delightful culinary journey to Greece.

We highly recommend trying the mouthwatering moussaka made with eggplant and ground meat, as well as the biftekia, flavorful beef and herb patties served with baked potatoes.

For dessert, don’t miss the chance to indulge in our delectable homemade chocolate cake.

Please be aware that this restaurant is quite popular and has limited seating, so it’s advisable to make a reservation in advance.

Price: Dishes from €13.50

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Happa Tei

Japanese cuisine

64 Rue Sainte-Anne, 75002 Paris


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Discover Happa Tei, a small Japanese restaurant known for its wonderful Takoyaki.

You may wonder what it is, and we have the answer for you: a Takoyaki is a small ball made of wheat flour, egg, fish broth, chives, ginger, and octopus pieces cooked on a honeycombed grill. We’re sure that this traditional meal from Osaka will leave you without words.

But if you’re not a fan of seafood, and you prefer pork and vegetables, Happa Tei has something for you! Forget about sushi for a while and come to try the Okonomiyaki. It is a sort of crepe made of cabbage, pork, egg, cheese, and whatever you want to put inside, and those from Happa Tei are excellent. If you are a food lover and you would like to have a real gastronomic experience, we suggest you order some Takoyakis as starter and an Okonomiyaki as main course – you won’t regret it!

However, it is really popular among the Japanese community in Paris, so think about booking before coming or try to arrive shortly after the opening because there are always lots of people waiting at the entrance.


  • Dishes from €13
  • Drinks from €3.50

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Au Paradis Tropical

East Indian cuisine

6 Rue Custine, 75018 Paris

This restaurant is a haven for lovers of East Indian and Haitian cuisine.

Within its doors, you’ll discover a menu filled with hearty and delicious traditional dishes, all to be enjoyed in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Prepare for a guaranteed change of scenery as you explore dishes like cod acras, chicken colombo, or djon-djon rice.

And don’t forget to save room for East Indian desserts, including pain patate, a delightful sweet potato cake, or blanc manger, a luscious coconut pudding.


  • Dishes from €15
  • Drinks from €4



Le village

Senegalese cuisine

86 Avenue parmentier, 75011 Paris

Come and discover the flavours of Senegal, the mix of herbs and spices, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Don’t hesitate and let yourself be tempted by the African rhythms, while you enjoy a delicious meal from the south-west part of the the continent.

The Village offers you a great variety of dishes, all from African cuisine, and invites you to live a very special gastronomic experience.

Indulge yourself and try the Senegalese turnover or the aloco, a fried plantain, and please don’t leave without trying the Thieboudienne, which literally means fish rice. It is Senegal’s national dish, and it goes perfectly with a typical fresh juice or a cocktail that you can also order at the restaurant.


  • Menu from €16
  • Dishes from €16

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Motek Restaurant

Israeli cuisine

229 Rue Saint-Denis, 75002 Paris


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Visit Motek Restaurant and experience Israeli cuisine in a modern and contemporary setting.

Motek offers something for every preference, whether you opt for dining on the terrace, entering through the vibrant street art-adorned entrance, or enjoying the intimacy of the vaulted cellar.

The menu features a variety of traditional dishes that regularly change. We recommend trying the chakchouka, a flavorful dish made with feta cheese, merguez sausages, and eggs, or the schnitzel, featuring marinated chicken breast and crispy fried potatoes.


  • Dishes from €17
  • Drinks from €5

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Mi ranchito paisa

Colombian cuisine

35 Rue de Montholon, 75009 Paris

If you love Latin American flavours, this restaurant is for you. Located in the heart of the 9th District, Mi Ranchito Paisa welcomes you in a typically Colombian setting. This unique restaurant offers you the most well-known dishes from the country, specially from the north-west region, but also from the center and south part.

If you like exotic flavours, don’t think too much and order a fresh Colombian juice, and a trio of empanadas, a sort of strudel made of corn flour and stuffed with meat, chicken, cheese or even vegetables.

For your main course, we suggest you order the bandeja paisa, a traditional dish from the country and the speciality of this restaurant; and as a dessert there is nothing better than the brevas con arequipe, figs with Colombian caramel and fresh cheese.


  • Menus from €14
  • Dishes from €17
  • Drinks from €4.50

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Quebecium Bistro

Quebec cuisine

4 Rue Bernard Buffet, 75017 Paris

If you’re on the hunt for a fantastic Quebec restaurant in Paris, look no further than Quebecium Bistro.

Come and explore a trendy setting where you can savor seasonal dishes that put a fresh spin on Quebec’s gastronomy.

At Quebecium Bistro, you have the unique opportunity to customize your own poutine with a selection of toppings. Additionally, you can indulge in tapas and burgers.

For those who appreciate Quebec products, there’s a delicatessen offering a variety of items, including alcohols, maple products, and other quintessential Quebecois goodies.


  • Poutine from €18
  • Drinks from €4

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Le comptoir de Tunisie

Tunisian cuisine

30 Rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris

Le comptoir de Tunisie, with its traditional north-African cuisine, is waiting for you to help you live a unique culinary experience. Le comptoir de Tunisie is a restaurant and a shop at the same time.

The menu changes every day depending on the fresh produce that has just arrived, so quality and freshness are guaranteed.

The restaurant offers you a different menu each day, we suggest you to order the famous fish couscous, which is only served every other Wednesday and Friday on alternative weeks.

Enjoy a delicious meal in a familiar and friendly atmosphere, but be careful: there is only one menu per day and it is impossible to modify it!


  • Menu from €16
  • Couscous from €16

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Le Goyavier

Reunion Island cuisine

4 Rue Saint-Bernard, 75011 Paris

Don’t judge this restaurant by its storefront; this quaint establishment in the 11th district offers the delights of Reunion Island cuisine.

Here, you’ll find an array of traditional dishes that are a true invitation to embark on a culinary journey. We recommend trying the sausage rougail, prepared with homemade sausages, and the cari chicken.

To complement your main dish, feel free to help yourself to as much rice and red beans as your heart desires.


  • Dishes from €22
  • Drinks from €4

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El Chalan

Peruvian cuisine

6 Rue Lefebvre, 75015 Paris

Gina Cavero, the owner, invites you to discover this gastronomic paradise.

Come and taste the famous pisco sour, one of the most well-known drinks in Peru, or try the delicious causa rellena; and if you are a food lover, just order the piqueo El Chalan, you won’t regret it.

It is a mix of three different starters, all of them typical of the country; so for the price of one, you can actually taste three specialities: causa limena, ceviche and chorito a la chalaca.

For the main course, there are several options, but we suggest you order the traditional Lomo saltado: slides of beef finely chopped, sautéed with onions, tomatoes and soya and served with rice and fries.

However, if you prefer chicken, don’t think too much and order the famous aji de gallina: chicken breast chopped and mixed with a slightly spicy sauce, and served with rice.


  • Menu from €16
  • Dishes from €20
  • Drinks from €6

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Ukrainian cuisine

1 Rue de Marivaux, 75002 Paris


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The Oranta warmly welcomes you to enjoy a traditional Ukrainian meal within a simple yet elegant setting adorned with the vibrant colors of Ukraine.

The menu offers a selection of Ukrainian classics, including borscht, a traditional Eastern European vegetable soup, salo, featuring lard served with bread and garlic, and varènékés, Ukrainian-style ravioli.

Additionally, we highly recommend trying the Kiev-style chicken chops, served with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and beets.


  • Menu from €15
  • Dishes from €10.50
  • Drinks from €3.50



Petit Bao

Chinese cuisine

116 Rue Saint-Denis, 75002 Paris


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Petit Bao is the perfect place to indulge in a fusion of Chinese cuisine and the joy of sharing food.

The concept is straightforward: order multiple dishes and enjoy them with your fellow diners. The restaurant recommends starting with a bao basket, featuring traditional dumplings, and selecting one dish per person.

You’ll have a diverse array of dishes to choose from. We highly recommend trying the fried chicken with a sweet and sour sauce, the sesame cold noodles, or the hong shao eggplants.

What’s more, the restaurant boasts a delightful ambiance with its trendy green decor and white tiles.


  • Dishes + bao from €20.50
  • Drinks from €5

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