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A Japanese restaurant in Strasbourg: Matsumotoya

Don’t expect sushi to be on the menu here. Matsumotoya celebrates the authentic flavors of Japanese cuisine, with traditional hot dishes (katsudon, soba and udon noodles, gyoza, takoyaki…) washed down with green tea, ramuné (Japanese soda), Japanese beer or a glass of sake. The atmosphere is welcoming and minimalist, and the waiters (in traditional uniforms) are friendly and attentive.

When making your reservation (which is recommended), remember to let them know if you would like Western or Japanese-style seating (on a tatami – don’t forget to take off your shoes). We particularly liked the edamame and inari appetizers, the option to order your food with less salt, and the fact that the restaurant attracts a Japanese clientele. We also enjoyed thinking back on our trip to Japan during our our meal, which was (almost) as good as over there.

Matsumotoya
📍 13 rue des Veaux, Strasbourg
🔗 View the website (in French)

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An Alsatian restaurant in Strasbourg: Le Saint-Sépulcre

Alsatian adages written in chalk on the walls here and there brighten up the interior of this traditional Winstub, where a few modern touches have been sparingly added to the decor. We ordered one of the many tempting regional specialties on the menu. While we were waiting for our ham en croûte, we leafed through a few of the books about Alsace that are displayed above the benches. The ham was juicy, while the crust was just as it should be – crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The regional classic truly lived up to our expectations.

Le Saint-Sépulcre
📍 15 Rue des Orfèvres, Strasbourg

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A French brasserie in Strasbourg: Aedaen place

Enjoy the cozy atmosphere and cool interior at Aedaen place (the brasserie side). Our dishes (Pollock with coconut curry and duck with heirloom vegetables)were very well balanced – and cooked to perfection. Stephanie fell in love with the playlist.

Good to know: brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Aedaen place
📍 4-6 rue des Aveugles, Strasbourg
🔗 View the website (in French)

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An Italian restaurant in Strasbourg: Le Bastardo

With its welcoming staff, inventive interior (with a map of Italy chiseled into one of the walls) and generous portions, Bastardo specializes in modern and flavorsome Italian cuisine focused on quality ingredients. They change the menu following what’s in season.

We very much enjoyed the lobster bisque risotto, bucatini al ragú, raspberry mojito, homemade bread with caramelized hazelnuts (still warm from the oven), and the street art murals leading down to the restrooms.

Le Bastardo
📍 17 rue des Tonneliers, Strasbourg

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Eat healthy in Strasbourg: Le Botaniste

A cozy Nordic atmosphere, cocktails with an original twist, a creative and inventive cuisine that centers on fresh, locally sourced, seasonal produce – everything at Le Botaniste is in place for a great night out, on a date or with friends.

Le Botaniste
📍 3 rue Thiergarten, Strasbourg
🔗 View the website (in French)

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An Italian restaurant in Strasbourg: Pop & Lino

Tucked away in a little side street and behind a wall of aperitivi, this colorful Italian restaurant offers a “pizza e pasta” concept with a wide array of cocktails and a shaded courtyard with an olive tree at the center. We opted for their meta-meta menu – half pizza, half caprese salad.

Pop & Lino
📍 8 rue du Faisan, Strasbourg
🔗 View the website (in French)

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A Mediterranean restaurant in Strasbourg: Tzatzi

Having opened quite recently, Tzatzi puts a a delicious spin on classic Mediterranean recipes. We particularly recommend the preserved lemon hummus, the lamb pide (the meat just melts in your mouth) and the pomegranate, basil and elderflower cocktail.

Tzatzi
📍 1 rue Sainte Barbe, Strasbourg
🔗 View the website (in French)