Then we arrived at Higuma and there was a huge line out the door and this in the window:
Plastic food displays...yummy?
Long story short - I did not love Higuma. Yes, the prices were cheap and the food was good but dude, no ambiance what-so-ever. It was une cantine japonaise - NOT my romantic dinner for two.
While my first experience with Higuma was less than amazing (dinner only lasted 30 minutes, if that!), I have now come to love the restaurant and experience for what it is. Whenever Copain and I want to go out but not spend a lot, we go to Higuma. Check it out:
Open kitchen - watch them expertly make the gyoza!
No frills service - but hey, it tastes good
My favorite spicy soup dish! Kimuchi Lamen...so tasty
Be prepared to wait about 10 minutes before you are seated - I've never been to Higuma without waiting in line out the door. Copain and I get one main dish each (we never leave hungry) and usually spend about 20 Euros total. The bathrooms are less than stellar - but try to forget they're even there and focus on the food.
Last time we went, we checked out the Japonese grocery store next door (I love international grocery stores!!) - all kinds of fun waiting to be had:
Rice rice and more rice!!
Black sesame ice cream...hmmm
Unfiltered saki - my fave
Want to go to Higuma and check out rue Sainte Anne?
32 bis rue Sainte Anne
Tel: 01 58 62 49 22