Restaurant Zarma


You just have half an hour for your lunch break today, grab a kebap like most students do in Paris (don’t try to eat in less than thirty minutes though…. You will look like an alien and it’s bad for your body!) You will see hundreds of signs showing a reverse brown pyramid: this is roll of veal’s meat. This roll is a kebap or a kebab.


Be discriminating and don’t try the first kebab restaurant or so called “grecque” restaurant that you’ll see, your stomach may not survive it.


When in Pigalle just go down south one street and visit Nicholas Derrstoff. It is not only the best Kebap in town, it’s also a whole story. After being a journalist specialized in street food, Nicholas and his wife Monia opened this very special place. Enjoy their authentic Kebap, a pure delight for 7€ or 9,50€ with French fries. And if you have more than thirty minutes, ask Nicholas to tell you the full story of the Kebap, kebab and “sandwiches Grecs”, He will be glad to tell you everything about it and his apprenticeship of this art in-between Berlin and Istanbul.


Restaurant Zarma

64, rue Jean-Baptiste-Pigalle

75009 Paris

SUBWAY: Pigalle, Saint-Georges

From noun to 3p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.

Good to know : The restaurant is really small. Take away your sandwich and enjoy it on the lovely Lino Ventura place, 2 minutes away on your left, at the end of the street Victor Masse. It’s very easy to find : the quaint place full of benches hosts a merry-go-round at its center.

After your meal, go down la Rue des Martyrs where you’ll find a large of pastries shop and bakeries for your dessert.

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