Right at the door of Paris, in the city of Boulogne-Billancourt, located at the end of the metro line 9, you can find one of the best Japanese restaurants I know: Sanki.
I moved to Boulogne-Billancourt during my studies and I was living literally 10 minutes away from this restaurant. That’s how I discovered it and then realized it was in all the ‘top traditional Japanese restaurants’ in Paris. It became my favorite place for take away when I couldn’t be bothered to cook.
It’s really tiny and if you go there directly, be sure to arrive early. There’s just enough room for the bar behind which the cook is preparing sushi, and a few tables. You won’t find any of the cheese and beef kind of skewer here. Only traditional tastes: makis are small and there aren’t any surimi crispy onions cheesy ones here.
My usual order consists of a crab salad, California rolls with avocado –and, trust me, they compare to none of the ones you can get in other Japanese places– plus the skewers (chicken or chicken meatballs) and some vinegar rice. This was a lot more than what I could eat in one evening, but then I had leftovers for the next day 🙂
It’ll be a bit more expensive than other places, but totally worth it. I’d go there any day, at any time. If I’m asked to have dinner there tomorrow, I’d have to cross the entire city, but I’d do it.