Did you know that couscous is the 3rd favorite dish of the French? Just behind the sauerkraut and mussels and fries, couscous beat the famous veal blanquette (if OSS 117 knew...
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Did you know that couscous is the 3rd favorite dish of the French? Just behind the sauerkraut and mussels and fries, couscous beat the famous veal blanquette (if OSS 117 knew that …). Paris has even invented a type of couscous, the couscous royal!
Who has never salivated before a good couscous with fine semolina? Without claiming to elect the “best couscous in Paris,” at SoFrenchy we know that the appeal of the merguez is uncontrollable … so here are some great places for you feast!
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Les 4 Frères, Couscous Restaurant Paris 10
In this restaurant at Boulevard de la Villette, the meat is halal, the alcohol is replaced by Selecto or Iffri (soft drinks popular in Algeria). You have the choice between daily specials, hand-rolled couscous, loubia (beans), but the specialty of the house remains the couscous accompanied by grillade cooked in front of you (meat kebabs, merguez sausages or kofta).
That little extra: Whether for dining in or take-away, Les 4 Frères is a sure value.
Les 4 Frères, couscous restaurant Paris (address and information) :
37, Boulevard de la villette 75010 Paris
tuesday – thursday 12:00-15:30/19:00-23:30, friday 19:00-23:30 saturday – sunday 12:00-15:30/19:00-23:30
Zerda Café, Restaurant couscous Paris 10
The oldest in Paris, legend has it that Gabin, Jouvès and De Funes were regulars. The couscous is as beautiful as it is delicious. Located near Porte St Martin (former limit of Paris), this restaurant with an oriental-art facade decorated in zellij is a real family affair. Here, all the flavors are exotique and enhanced: zaalouk salad, lbricks, harira, Chorba, Berber vegetable tagine, lamb shank with with quince or pear … Often voted best couscous restaurant in Paris, the Zerda Café is anyway a nice and cozy place where oriental flavors are to fall for.
That little extra: Zerda Café has a wine list specializing in Maghrebian wines.
Zerda café, couscous restaurant in Paris (address and information) :
15, rue René Boulanger 75010 Paris
Tél. 01 42 00 25 15
Carte : 28-45 €
Métro: Strasbourg – Saint-Denis
Le Lutin, Restaurant Couscous Paris 09 :
This restaurant, opened for nearly 30 years, is just at the corner of Notre Dame de Lorette. In an old fashioned decor, this restaurant is a semolina specialist. Well-kept secret, jealously coveted by all lovers of couscous, the semolina is neither greasy nor dry, just “golden” as desired …
That little extra: Favor the lunch period for the district’s working girls / boys atmosphere.
Le Lutin, couscous restaurant Paris (address and information) : :
3, rue Bourdaloue – 75009 Paris
Tel. : 01 48 78 70 94
Métro : Notre Dame de Lorette
Le 404, Restaurant couscous Paris 03
Located in an old building of the 16th century, the 404 (whose name refers to the old Peugeot car) is a pleasure on the plate but also for the eyes. In this beautiful Berber décor, you can enjoy specialties such as pigeon pastillas or duck tagine but taste them especially with the seffa couscous.
That little extra: Mourad Mazouz, the 404 designer, also opened the same kind of restaurant in London.
Le 404, couscous restaurant Paris (address and information) :
69 Rue des Gravilliers 75003 Paris
01 42 74 57 81
Metro : Arts et Métiers
Restaurant De La Grande Mosquée De Paris, Restaurant couscous Paris 05
Situated within the grounds of the Mosque of Paris, this restaurant is a haven of peace. You can embellish the moment with a hammam and end it positively with mint tea (the place’s specialty). Remember that this is a place of worship so respect the customs, so you can enjoy this unique place in Paris
That little extra: Saturday is often a busy day, choose another day to have dinner.
Restaurant De La Grande Mosquée De Paris (address and information) :
39 rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire 75005 Paris
01 43 31 38 20
metro : Jussieu
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