Yikou (pronounce “yeekoo”) has its roots both in France and China. Pierre and Chen, the two owners, are food addicts and passionate about the culinary history of their respective countries (and the other way round). They wanted to create something that would look like the two of them both in terms of decoration and food.
The restaurant is located in a trendy area of Paris but in a quite secluded street (for the anecdote, my daughter went to Primary school just a few meters from there). The decoration is lovely with its stunning dragon mural painting (made by artist Mateus Bailon) and its impressive neon-tubes “trompe-l’oeil” ceiling. You can choose between long communal tables or high tables for two, whether you want a fun evening or an intimate moment.
Yikou is open for lunch and dinner and serves cocktails, beers and wines, too. You will find dim sum mixing French ingredients and Asian flavors served in stylish square bamboo baskets called “yiboxes”, 3 sorts of bao burgers (veggie, duck or lamb), rice fries with a slight cumin flavor (amazing) and cool desserts. Everything was flavorful and served by a pleasant waiter.
Date of lunch : November 2017
Tel +33 9 83 76 44 64
49 Rue de l’Aqueduc,