|Café Japonais, 22 Rue Saint-Siméon|
Although not quite on Paris’ level when it comes to Sushi, it does seem like the Bordelais are fairly into their Japanese food too. Café Japonais is universally loved as a sushi stop in the centre of Bordeaux that would be a shame to miss out on. The restaurant has large, elegant wooden tables that add to the authentic atmosphere and there is certainly something quite special about all the waiters actually being Japanese as well.
It must be said that sushi isn’t actually their speciality, with a selection of Bento rice and noodle dishes allowing for a meal for everyone. However, for me it is the quality that wins every time, and Café Japonais certainly pays attention to the quality of their food. Even if the price is a little higher than most sushi establishments, the little extra is definitely worth it.
If you’re looking for something slightly off the generic tourist track that’s a little more exciting than your usual French restaurant, why not head to Café Japonais? They even have a desert of the day that was one of the best cheese cakes I’ve had since being in Bordeaux! Perhaps that does depend on the day though…