Japanese restaurant “guiloguilo” (address: 8, rue Garreau 75018 Paris) was selected for hosting the best party in the 18th quartier of Paris during the annual “Fête de la musique” held on June 21st.

The one night event is permitted by the city to blast music until the late hours and have people enjoy drinks and partying. guiloguilo participates for the 3rd year. The restaurant opened in Montmartre, Paris in 2008 and is part of the same group as the restaurant with the same name in Kyoto, Japan. The interior of the store in Paris was designed by Christophe Pillet. The restaurant is owned by chef Eiichi Edakuni, who gathered popularity for his restaurant by introducing Japanese cuisine in unorthodox ways.

At this year’s Fête de la musique, Japanese participants included DJ Towa Tei, Ko Kimura, VJ Hiro Sugiyama and Dalma Shoten. The party was held from 7 in the evening to early morning hours and over 1,000 people attended.

On Twitter, Towa Tei wrote, “I came to Paris to work with VJ Hiro Sugiyama as per Chef Edakuni’s wishes, so that our team could win the prize. According to city hall, we ranked first in the 18th quartier for best party. A national French broadcasting company ranked second. I am glad that I was able to fulfill my role.”

The party menu included- Japanese sake, sushi, edamame and tako-yaki, each sold for 5 Euros. After the party, edamame pods were everywhere; and the winning party, although they had a great time, regretted not having prepared disposal bags.

The painting group Dalma Shoten from Kyoto, opened a solo exhibit at the restaurant and attracted many guests with its body painting services.