There are quite a few Japanese restaurants in Paris (or sushi places, to be more precise - their authenticity is perhaps to be questioned), but let's be honest, most of them you'd be best advised to avoid. Amongst them however are a handful of really excellent quality, truly authentic Japanese establishments, for a range of budgets. For upscale Japanese in the capital, we love Guilo Guilo in the 18th, and for a canteen-style ramen fix, you can't beat Kunitoraya on rue St Anne. But for a good bento box, our Japanese eatery of choice is chez Taeko in the Marais food market, Le Marché des Enfants Rouge. Fight for a table alongside the Taeko stand in the covered market (it gets busy on the weekends) and take your pick from sashimi, salmon tartare, fish croquettes and beef sukiyaki (we swear by the latter two), washed down with green tea. The dishes come served in a bento box with maki rolls, pickles and seasonal vegetables - yum!
Taeko - Marché des Enfants Rouge
39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Metro: Filles du Calvaire
Non stop service from noon-6pm / 3pm Sun (closed Mon)