Lao Siam, 19th Arr.
Tel: 33 1 40 40 09 68
Concierge.com's insider take:
This sprawling, overlit, crowded dining room can be pretty noisy, but it's a great address for both fans of Asian cooking and anyone who's counting their euros. The voluminous menu here offers a generally excellent gastronomic tour of Laos and Thailand. Popular with the local Asian diplomatic community, this is a great place to come in a group so that you can sample as many different dishes as possible. Don't miss the giant shrimp sautéed with ginger and chives or the tourteau au diable, a whole crab that's served in a sauce of coconut milk, hot pepper, and celery.
Open Mondays through Saturdays noon to 2:30 and 7:30 to 10:30 pm.