Customer rating : 4,4 - We took the surprise tasting menu.
You don't know what's going to arrive on the plate, but overall it was a pleasant surprise with every dish, an undeniably top-quality product, you can feel the care taken in the presentation of each plate, there were some really excellent dishes, some very good dishes and 1 or 2 "normal" ones.

Open hours

Monday to Sunday except Wednesday : 12:00am à 2:30pm et 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Closed on Wednesday


AO Izakaya restaurant japonais
12 rue de Caumartin
75009 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ', ") 48° 52′ 16″ N 2° 19′ 41″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.87112 2.32818
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AO Izakaya - Japanese restaurant, just a few meters from the Garnier Opera, on your way to the Galeries Lafayette and Le Printemps Department Stores.

AO Izakaya among the best Japanese restaurants in Paris

Japanese cuisine has captured the hearts of Parisians in recent years, with dishes such as ramen, donburi and gyoza becoming increasingly popular in the city's restaurants.

Among the many Japanese restaurants in Paris, AO Izakaya stands out as one of the most acclaimed by press and critics alike.

We're proud of our team, who strive to offer you impeccable service and top-quality products to help you discover the authentic flavors of Japanese cuisine.

The place: modern, refined and bright

Functional decor and exposed kitchen. The Chef  combines the French touch with Japanese influences. In addition to top-notch bentos and sushi, the Japanese chef, trained in the great French restaurants, offers colorful hot and cold tapas served in pretty, hand-crafted crockery. A special highlight is the foie gras snack à la plancha on a bed of sushi rice with tenyaki sauce... Metzger meats, Label Rouge salmon and organic vegetables combine with traditional ingredients and spices imported directly from Japan.

Surprisingly creative Japanese classic

Japanese chef Yasuo Nanaumi, trained in French gastronomic culture, cooks up a near-perfect recital of sashimi, sushi, maki and miso soups made on the spot and served in a bento box at lunchtime: the "must-have" of this sober, bright establishment.

A Japanese-style Parisian restaurant

Discover Izakaya, an emblematic place in Japanese culture, where you can enjoy a variety of small dishes accompanied by drinks. Popular with businessmen and women, Izakaya is more than just a Japanese restaurant. It's the perfect place to unwind after a long day's work.

Good chefs and great service at AO Izakaya - Japanese restaurant

But even more than the service, AO Izakaya wouldn't be the Japanese restaurant it is without its chefs, trained by Yasuo Nanaumi, who has served top restaurants such as Moulin de Mougins, Maison d'Amérique Latine and Lucas Carton.

Every day, they revisit Japanese classics with a French twist through the OMAKASE of the day. Come and try it!

Our Japanese specialties are also available to take away, with our bentos with tempura or thick-crust tonkatsu breaded Japanese-style.

Friendly, attentive service for a good time in a chic Japanese restaurant with top-of-the-range cuisine.

A menu combining Japanese specialties and inspiration

When you sit down at the AO Izakaya - Restaurant japonais, the culinary experience is simply authentic. The evening menu offers a wide variety of Japanese specialties, enough to satisfy the curiosity of any Japanese food lover.

It's precisely this gastronomic richness that has made the reputation of our Izakaya. Tapas are served with an excellent sake, in a smart and friendly atmosphere.

The chef, a master in his field, puts all his know-how and delicacy into the preparation of his dishes. The great classics of Japanese cuisine, such as Shabu Shabu, sit alongside revisited creations like escalope de foie gras à la sauce Teriyaki.

The Spirit of Izakaya in Paris

AO Izakaya is the successful adaptation of a night-time concept to lunchtime. While Japanese Izakayas are only open at night, at AO, you can enjoy a selection of traditional Japanese Bentos at lunchtime, freshly prepared for your pleasure.

On the menu, enjoy crispy vegetable tempura, Miso Wagyu and delicious sashimi, all accompanied by a bowl of rice and Miso soup. All at an affordable lunchtime price, with impeccable customer service - a few hundred meters from the Madeleine Church and Concord Square.

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