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Strongly advise to avoid restaurants in Paris

Bad food, bad decoration, crappy restaurant or altogether..

It happens, even in Paris ;-)


Many restaurants are overrated and benefit from their renown to level down the quality of their services while keeping the check high..

So we opened this selection of strongly advise to avoid restaurants in Paris.


As things often change in restaurants we will send reviewer back to these places… Or not…


 Do not hesitate to post your own review and comment existing ones!


And the winners are:



Your comments : Strongly advise to avoid restaurants in Paris

Great food Grand Colbert in the 2nd on Vivienne
- Sharon Cikanek
(2 Sep 2014 - 09:30)
Excellent service, great food, very gracious personnel. I would highly recommend it. Btw, it was the scene in movie "something's Gotta Give" also.
safe choice
- olivia
(4 Aug 2014 - 09:45)
Mcdonalds the safe choice
Cafe Madeleine -- poor service, lousy food
- Tourist-in-Paris
(24 Sep 2013 - 08:30)
Waiter was demeaning and the food was terrible -- served to us at a very high price. This was our ONLY bad experience in France.
The most horrific service ever - Cafe du Mogador (across from Trinite church)
- Travelgirl196
(24 Aug 2013 - 09:00)
Assuming that we were tourists (we have been residents in Paris for 2 years), they tried to charge us double for coffee (10 euros!). When my husband complained, they literally threw a glass of water over him. Unbelievable!
Kinugawa.. is awful
- burk
(20 Feb 2013 - 08:30)
a japanese 9, rue du Mont Thabor called Kinugawa..
not japanese, not good, very noisy, very expensive.. Just for very stupid people.. Can't beleive it was known .. don(t go there!
Do not go to the nex phenix d'or at 22 r roquette, la bastille
- Lilian
(16 Jun 2012 - 10:00)
The food is not bad, but the ladies that work there are awfull. Treat the clients like criminals. They are not able to organize themselves in the orders, specially if you do not get the take away food. They take your money and do not do the order to the kitchen, and after pretend that you never order and that you are trying to still from them! Absurd behavior.... Before having this expererience with them, i've seen them shouting with a french girl and making her leave the place.
Parisienne restaurants
- Kery
(19 Mar 2012 - 10:00)
Hi all, I have lived ,study and worked in Paris training to be a chef! All the comments I seen so far is rather bias! Again, there are many types of restaurants good, bad and ugly! Every country has these. I have travelled to more than 100 cities and m myself a food obsessed as passionate cook both at home and working in a restaurant and eating my way around Paris and France the past year.

The food at the Michelin starred resto is absolutely great and service. However one can still get amazing great food at a lot of 'bistronomy' started by former Michelin star ex chefs who set up their own restaurant. To name a few....sensing,l'arpege, Alain ducasse, guy matin, guy savoy.

This country is truly a gourmet city and one has to spend the money if you are into fine dining or a regular foodie who loves food and do not mind paying for quality!

A one star Michelin we range from 100 to 150 euros per pax,
A two star... 150 to 250
A 3 star ...300 and above
Not including wine!

If you as a tourist mot willing to pay 35 to 65 euros for a good meal then you should definitely visit Singapore! Indeed Paris is one of the most expensive city in the world
You can expect to pay anything from 35 euros to 65 euros for decently good food in Paris! Anything below that expect mass bistro resto especially if are in tourist area!

So get real that is the price! Go to less expensive cities like Singapore or anywhere in Asia where one can get great food for as low as 2 us dollars!

(8 Mar 2012 - 09:00)
Eifell tower is worth it?
- Rose-Marie Wilson
(24 Jan 2012 - 10:45)
My son thinks we should eat in the ifell Tower resturant for the view...not me. Who is correct. I don't think the price is worth it.
bad food
- irritated lady
(27 Aug 2011 - 11:45)
My worst meal of the year! I had invited some friends and felt ashamed and irritated by the quality of the food, the presentation and especially the cooking. We did not get at all what we ordered and expected to eat and I agree that this must be industrial food. At this price it is scandalous and I really recommend NOT TO GO. I will continue my cruisade by writing to the French guides as I feel they should know.
Sorry for you visitors of Paris. Try to make a better choice next time you come.
A former Parisian.
Eating out in Paris
(11 Aug 2011 - 23:15)
The food was generally tasteless with only potatoes as a vegetable. The whole eating experience was very disappointing and a complete rip off as the prices for badly cooked meat/fish and potatoes was astronomical. Drinks were also over priced with a cup of tea costing over £4. Paris itself is a lovely city but London and Cardiff beat it hollow for choice of restaurants/eating places, value for money and certainly better service. My hotel The Ampere was excellent with a very good breakfast which set us up for the day. Unfortunately the restuarant was closed for evening meals due to it being the August holiday season. However it was a pleasure to come back from a busy sight-seeing day to such comfortable accommodation and helpful staff.

good restuarants
- m. g. nutt
(5 Jun 2011 - 12:38)
I want to know where good and cheap restuarants are, central. I can eat at the place du tertre but it costs you
So its not plural?
- Joe V
(30 May 2011 - 09:15)
Ummmm i thought it'd be a nice 12-20 resturants to avoid, but ill have a hard time remembering this one...
- christinna
(27 Apr 2011 - 10:00)
what are the names of the restaurants in Paris to avoid. Is there a lot of restaurants like those.
good idea
- Noam S
(27 Mar 2011 - 12:00)
right we want more addresses!! ;-)
- Sinia
(11 Mar 2011 - 15:30)
only one restaurant? sure you could do better;-)

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