Natives and its 5 fresh recipes
A few wooden tables and a direct view onto the Canal Saint Martin… that's all it takes to finally enjoy a poke bowl at Natives. And you're going to love it! It's easy to choose here, as the restaurant offers 5 different named recipes, nothing more and nothing less. Servings are generous and each variation offers different fish, sauce and toppings. Try the fruity Santa Monica, with diced fish of the day and nikkei sauce, served with citrus rice, pomegranate and physalis. Or the Venice Beach with salmon (raised in Scotland) in spicy sauce with avocado, pineapple and sweet peppers. Whether for starters or dessert, the Açai bowl will satisfy your munchies with açai berries, banana, muesli and pumpkin seeds. Do not pass the freshly squeezed juices, finding perfect combinations between spinach, pineapple, apple and mint or beetroot, fennel, apple, pear, mint and lemon.
44, rue de Lancry
Poke bowl from 13 EUR
Put together a poke that looks like you
Close to the Pantheon at Ono Poké, meet Margot Amzallag and Guillaume Fray, two French expats who travelled back and forth to Los Angeles and Hawaii in order to bring back that famous recipe. Whether flavours are traditional or updated, the rich and filling poke bowl is served in three different sizes with tuna, salmon, white or smoked fish, but also chicken, duck or dried meat. A veggie is also available with tofu instead.
The accompanying base could be rice, spelt, quinoa or Chinese cabbage. If you wish to add some colour to the dish, decorate it with fennel or radish, or fruits like avocado, papaya, pomegranate and mango. You can also totally customize the dressing and choose coriander, alfalfa sprouts, wasabi flavoured sesame seeds in soy or yuzu sauces. As for desserts, try the coconut milk poke mixed with sushi rice, red berries, pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips.
167, rue Saint-Jacques
Poke bowl from 9.50 EUR
Poke bowl take away at Ahipoke
When you enter the restaurant, every bit of decoration shouts “Hawai”, from the wicker light fixtures to the incredibly exotic suspended plants. Before you get to enjoy that delicious traditional dish with Japanese overtones in the comfort of your home, you'll have to make it up from scratch on site. Choose your base ingredient – white or vinegar rice – with tuna, salmon or a mix of both dressed with soy sauce. Refine your own recipe by adding mango or cucumber for freshness, edamame, peanuts or fried onions for the crunchiness and wasabi for the spiciness. For a sweet aftertaste, go for the green tea tirami su or the yuzu panna cotta.
84, rue d'Hauteville
Poke bowl from 9.80 EUR
Fuumi's Mexican-Japanese pokes
With a decoration at turns Mexican and Japanese, Fuumi arranges cacti and graffiti in a same street art move. As for your plate, choose among the many ingredients and look at your poke coming to life in front of you. Choose the Tijuana poke for instance, served in a cardboard bowl and consisting of shrimp in curry, carrots, red cabbage, bean sprouts, sweet potatoe, peanuts and coconut curry sauce. For more Asian flavours, try the Sumo and its mix of salmon, carrots, bean sprouts, red cabbage, guacamole, ginger, cream cheese with a honey sesame dressing. If you feel like more dressing, sweet soy sauce is in self-serve. And if you liked that combination of Mexican and Japanese flavours, you will love their second speciality: burrito sushi!
124, avenue Parmentier
Poke bowl from 10 EUR
Poké Bar, eco-friendly pokes
Élodie and Isabelle open up the doors of their Poké Bar for a culinary trip between Paris and Hawaii. When your dish is tailor-made, fresh and prepared in front of you, what more could you ask? Actually, you're the chef! Make your own recipe based on a large selection of ingredients. First, you have to decide the size of your bowl, then add vinegar rice or salad. Vegetarians will want to select tofu for theirs, while others will choose between tuna, salmon and sea bream. End your creation by adding vegetables, fruits and fresh herbs. You can of course opt for signature pokes, like the Kauai with salmon and vinegar rice, mixed with a Chili Heat marinade, onions, edamame, fennel, coriander and sesame seeds. At Poké Bar, the goal is to cook with the freshest ingredients possible, by striking partnerships with local suppliers and favouring an eco-friendly fishing methods that preserve the marine biosphere.
24, rue du 4 Septembre
Poke bowl from 8.90 EUR