View all newsletters
Receive our weekly newsletter - World Of Fine Wine Weekly
  1. Wine & Food
December 1, 2020


By Thierry Dessauve

“A trip to Japan while still in Paris,” is the irresistible invitation offered by Okuda owner, Shinichi Daitoku, and chef des cuisines Toru Okuda in Paris’s eighth arrondisement.

Everything about Okuda is designed with this in mind, from the superbly authentic, but contemporary Japanese cuisine (including some of the most exquisite sashimi outside Japan) to the décor and the distinguished selection of sake.

Even the wine list is graced by an unusually impressive assortment of Japanese wines, from Grace Koshu Kayagatake to Villa d’Est Vignerons Réserve Merlot.

But there is a profound French presence, too, on a list that is compact rather than encyclopedic, but which still manages to find space for a finely judged range of vintages and producers of Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne, as well as a sprinkling of intriguing finds from the South West, Provence, and Corsica.

Content from our partners
Champagne Cattier Clos du Moulin
Topics in this article :
Select and enter your email address For award-winning content from the world’s most respected and intellectually satisfying wine magazine, sign up to our newsletter here
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the privacy policy.
Thank you

Websites in our network