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by DJMToronto

Review: We spent a week in Paris and only reached Soya on the last night of our stay. We had avoided it because it was listed as vegetarian and we are vegan. When we got there we found that over 75% of the menu is vegan and we had lots of options. We were also enticed by a review on another site that talked about their great selection of organic wines. We arrived directly at 7pm because we didn't have a table. The place was empty but there were only two tables open. By 7:30 the restaurant was full (so it's wise to make reservations). We speak French so I can't really comment on whether the staff is helpful in English or not. The menu was in French and I did have to ask what options were vegan . . . but when I asked for a wine recommendation, the server brought two bottles of her favorite red to taste before we ordered (which impressed me a lot). I found the service attentive but unobtrusive. I have found generally in Europe you need to flag the server down if you have a specific request, otherwise they will leave you in peace to enjoy your meal and conversation. I really enjoyed the ambience . . . candle light in an old industrial space with a modern edge. The meal itself was great. We had a small mezze platter as an appetizer to share and our entrees were both interesting, subtle and very good. We had desserts and a really nice Cognac as a digestif. All this cost us about 100 Euros (food was pricier than most places in North America, but a great French wine was very inexpensive, so I feel we came away rather well overall.) Besides Pousse Pousse, it's the one vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Paris I would return to without reservation or recommend to a friend. All in all it was a lovely way to spend our last night in the city.

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