Pronounced “Okey” for those who aren't Swedish, this tiny restaurant in the 10th arrondissement, around the corner from hangout Canal Saint-Martin, is full-on Scandinavian when it comes to design and decor, from the raw wooden chairs and stark white walls to the wildflowers on the tables.
The chef and founder is indeed Swedish, but her contemporary cooking mixes various cuisines and flavors. Dishes like mixed mushroom gnocchi in a parsley jus and pork shoulder in a soy dressing are ideal for sharing, so take a date or someone who doesn’t mind letting you eat off their plate. All the wine is natural, and the list is impressively international. Save room for dessert and cross your fingers that the pavlova with cream, caramel, and candied ginger is on the menu.