In a district full with Japanese restaurants, a safe choice for North African cuisine.
34 rue Saint-Anne
Nothing astonishing with this restaurant, it’s a safe bet for a casual lunch if you’re in this district and don’t want to eat Japanese. Of course we couldn’t skip on the couscous, this one is a vegetarian couscous (9.50 euros):
And I took a “Cairo plate” (assiette du Caire, 12 euros):
One thing that’s worth mentioning, I think, is that even though all that’s on the plate was really good (different types of hummus and other creamy things, the two deep fried sticks are filled with cheese), the bread on the side, served hot and fairly soft, turns cold and dry very quickly when taken out of its plastic bag and at this point it’s really just like a large cracker. Better bread would be a notable improvement.
Now I confess that I’m not familiar enough with North African food (though love it!!) to have enough reference points to compare this with, but it seems like an okay choice, nothing astonishing but a fair deal for the price.