Daïdokoro

Theme restaurant ,  Restaurant ,  Japanese cuisine at Valenciennes

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  • Japanese cuisine is a subtle art, where everything is played in balance. Flavors, textures, cooking ...

    What do you know about Japanese cuisine? Most will answer sushis, yakitori, can be ramen ... but to summarize that this kitchen so fine, so refined and so beautifully presented, would be extremely reductive! "Cuisine" is precisely what Daidokoro means in Japanese ... and it's the name of the new and already unavoidable Japanese table of the Hauts-de-France Region! In France, Japanese cuisine seems to be limited to sushi and yakitori kebabs. The restaurants are sometimes run by non-Japanese whose dishes are not always faithful to the original recipes. In Valenciennes, Junko Yoshihara and Tsuyoshi Okubo wanted us to discover the diversity of true Japanese cuisine, authentic and especially family. The two Japanese are friends and three or four years ago, they came up with the idea of opening a restaurant together, "a real Japanese restaurant" with the desire to discover the dishes that are enjoyed with the family, in his country, traditional recipes "as at home"! And let's talk about this house in which we can taste this popular Japanese cuisine at reasonable prices ... it is a typical Valencian house of the XVIII century, stone and brick, located at the corner of the picturesque paved street Beaumont and Quesnoy. We are in the old Valenciennes and that is what makes the originality of this restaurant ... A Western decoration, elegant and refined, where the warmth of wood and brick prevails ... the strange impression of to be in a tavern, but in zen mode ... It is a hybrid place, which celebrates the marriage of the best of Japan and Valenciennes. The authentic flavors of Japan and all that makes the charm of old French houses. The special soul of this place, it is especially the reflection of those who imagined it! Junko Yoshihara who has been in France for eighteen years and who first came to learn the cooking of our country, so famous in hers (she worked in Parisian restaurants). Tsuyoshi Okubo, who arrived in France in 2001 with a student visa and who, two years later, joins the team of a Valencian travel agency to take care of the staff of the Toyota factory and their subcontractors. A la carte, everything is to try without fear and with chopsticks, of course! But since you have to start with something, you will find for example chicken Teriyaki, and the famous soup Miso ... Rié, a young Japanese living in Valenciennes since 2014, recommends you to taste the Tonkatsu. It is a dish made of breaded and fried pork. "Tone" means "pork", and "Katsu" is an abbreviation for "Cutlet" from French "chop". It is accompanied by a delicious curry sauce. In the evening, always on his advice, treat yourself to karaagé chicken (Japanese fried chicken). The drinks are also Japanese with kirin beer on tap, Japanese whiskey or even different varieties of teas. Not to mention the wine but he is French. Count 11 € for lunch and between 15 and 20 € in the evening according to your appetite, you will not be disappointed! Better to book before to be sure to have a table, especially for large groups. The restaurant is located a few minutes walk from the Museum of Fine Arts of Valenciennes, the house Mathilde, or the Park Rhônelle, an English park designed by Henri Martinet, the French landscape architect who has drawn the French Garden of Shinjuku Gyoen Imperial Park in Tokyo. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 12h - 14h30 and 19h - 22h30.
  • Capacity
    • People :  45 place setting
    • Rooms :  3 Room
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • Japanese
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
Services
  • Arrangement
    45 Places
  • Accessibility
    • Mobility impaired
Rates
Payment methods
  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Cash
  • Restaurant cheques
  • Rates
  • A la carte
    From 15 € to 30 €
Openings
  • All year
  • Tuesday
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Thursday
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Friday
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Saturday
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    7:00 PM - 10:30 PM