French-style gyoza dumplings and rotisserie chicken served with still and sparkling wines - that's the theme at this cross-cultural "gyoza bar." Chicken and/or gyoza orders come with three sauces of your choice, and though they're spectacularly salty, these sauces are by far the best thing here.
Fashioned in exotic flavors like spicy ginger-tomato, mango-honey vinegar and dukkah oil (a tasty Egyptian condiment made with sesame seeds and various herbs and spices), the sauces are a vital part of the meal, since the chicken itself is otherwise quite bland. The birds roasted here are advertised as being raised on a vegetarian diet (yes, it's that kind of place), but perhaps they would have benefited from some worms and insects supplementing their feed.
In spite of the sparkling wine on offer, Comme a Paris has the air of a fast-casual outlet - orders are presented in styrofoam packaging, seating is on stools at communal high tables, and after you eat you're expected to bus your own trash to the brightly colored bins in the corner of the dining room. A chicken and dumpling combo meal, with fries and some sort of mixed-rice concoction with raisins, runs to Y1380. Food items are also ready for take-out.
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