A creative, unconventional sushi restaurat, with bright pop colours on the walls and on your plate. The mood is set by the house cocktails – like the ‘Dawn over Tokyo’ – that mix well known flavours like Martini or Saké with less familiar tastes like that of purple-leaved shisho. The results are fresh, light and fruity.
Makis (rolled sushi) are Blueberry’s great speciality. They're served in sixes, each more weirdly named than the last (Les Trublions, Rackam le Rouge, Iroquois, Transsibérien, etc.). They are elaborate, well thought through, and unusual – not for sushi purists.
We had the Unagiii, an assortment of grilled eel, prawn tempura, avocado, cucumber and dried tuna arranged in a wreath studded with sesame seeds. The crunch of the prawn matches that of the cucumber, while the eel brings flavour. The Ponyo is much lighter, perhaps a bit too light (we had to rummage for the tuna among all the rocket, avocado and spinach shoots) but we still liked the sesame crêpe, a nice variant on the standard seaweed version, and were very impressed by the execution of the sesame sauce.
The same goes for the rest of the sushi, which offer some great combinations – prawn and mango, salmon and coriander – finished with excellent sauces. In the izakaya part of the menu (traditionally, snacks to go with drinks), there are things like spicy salmon tartare with flying fish egg. At dessert, there's a selection of iced mochi rice cakes in vanilla, green tea (the best), blueberry, and cherry blosssom (not great) flavours.
Despite occasional quibbles, overall we enjoyed the atmosphere and the cooking; head to Blueberry for a fun atmosphere and a meal that's a conversation point.
6 rue du Sabot
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 12noon-2.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Mabillon ou Saint-Sulpice|