Petit Usagi at Le Citizen Hotel

EDIT: Petit Usagi is now closed!

Situated on the ground floor of the new boutique Citizen Hotel and overlooking the trendy Canal Saint Martin, this tiny outpost of the Northern Marais eatery Usagi serves a selection of healthy and simple Japanese food for a lunch time crowd. 

The bijou yet airy space is decorated with lots of blonde wood, cheerful touches of sunny yellow and cobalt blue, and an abundance of mini Japanese lanterns with a bunny motif (usagi means rabbit in Japanese).  

Petit Usagi serves simple bentos in three incarnations: veggie, meat, and fish, served with a soup of the day and tea as part of the fixed-price menu (€15-18). The vegetarian option has tofu balls with peanut sauce and soba noodles with seasonal vegetables, whilst the fish and meat options vary daily but include delights such as salmon with black sesame or chicken curry, both served with rice. It's also a great option for takeaway to eat along the canal when the weather is good.

Le Citizen Hotel
96 Quai de Jemmapes
75010 Oaris
01 83 62 55 50 


All images copyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey


  1. What tiny chairs! Very interesting to see how far a Japanese lantern can go, all the way to Paree! Nice one.

  2. sweet! Did you take a look at the rest of the hotel? how's it look? (and is there a bar?)

  3. I wanted to but they are fully booked up so didn't have any rooms vacant to show me! But it does look pretty cool. The only communal space is the tiny reception and the Petit Usagi which serves as a breakfast room in the morings. So alas no bar!

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  5. I can't wait to try this place out. It looks delicious! Maybe this calls for another Girls' Night Out ASAP...

  6. it's now closed...:(