Located just a few steps from St.-Germain-des-Prés’ iconic Café de Flore, Yen is an authentic Japanese cuisine restaurant and noodle house. The simple lines, wood doors, and lone white flag outside complement Yen’s minimalist Asian décor inside. Although ordering sushi and sashimi at Yen is encouraged both for freshness and presentation, Yen is famous for its made-on-the-premises soba (buckwheat) noodles in hot or cold soup preparations. Japan-born pastry chef Sadaharu Aoki, who has several pâtisseries in Paris, provides the desserts and is famed for his green tea éclairs and delicate matcha opera cake.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.