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Stop in at 1st arrondissement's Okaasan for a memorable oriental dining experience with family or friends. This is one of those Japanese restaurants that bring to the table an array of authentic flavors of the island nation, apart from the regular sushi and sashimi preparations. Freshly procured seafood and locally sourced ingredients are a staple for all its recipes, even as the no-frills décor creates a convivial atmosphere to devour classic Japanese eats.
This restaurant in the heart of the city centre has a typically regional atmosphere. There is a large choice of apperitifs such as aniseed and pastis liqueur, gentiane wine and peach rinquinquin. The menu is designed for those with large appetites and the plates are piled high. Dishes include Small Cuttlefish with Basil, mullet salad with basil followed by Sétoise-Style Cod Fillets and prawns smothered in pastis. The traditional Provençal desserts are delicious. The crockery is colourful, the décor is warm and cosy and the welcome is friendly.
This restaurant, which is located on a small side street a few steps from the Canebière and the shopping district, specializes in the cuisine of eastern countries. For more than 50 years, the proprietor has been offering customers an affordable way to experience eastern cuisine without leaving home. Try some blinis, salmon and herring, or tarama for starters, followed by veal gulyas, or the famous Chicken Paprikache, but remember to save some room for the scrumptious homemade apple strudel. A warm and convivial setting, this is an ideal spot for parties or other festive occasions.
Le Grain de Sable is a restaurant where everything is based on organic products and fair trade. Customers very much respect organic ethics and come to share those values. Vegetarian dishes are on the menu, like the delicious tomato-basil pie. Other organic specialties include beer, tapas, fair trade teas and many other choices. There are various original dishes which change regularly. For lively evenings, debates are organized where ideas zoom around the room and the mood is always good. Le Grain de Sable adapts to current trends and offers tasty organic food.
Gourmet temple situated in the middle of Marseilles. Especially recommended: the seafood plate 'Pirate'!