We tried the ‘best burger in France’...
A large wooden bar, stools, suspended lighting and a menu which promises to offer you ‘the four corners of Asia on a plate’ that being Japanese katsu chicken, Korean bibimbaps, Vietnamese boa buns and Thai pad thais. A mix of cuisine that a few people may find a little disconcerting, but that doesn’t really matter because we’ve come to Goku for one only excellent reason: the burger, voted as the best in France at the most recent French burger awards.
The winning entry? The 'Black Original Gangster' with its black bun (infused with vegetal carbon) from Utopie boulangerie, juicy beef from Metzger's butcher, mature cheddar cheese and a daring Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauce, caramelised onions and crusty bacon.
Frankly it's very good, a perfect size, melts in your mouth but also subtle. Dip your nori sweet potato fries in ketchup or Heinz mustard (it’s a great shame they don’t have a house sauce).
At €18 its a pricey pleasure, but you’ve come for the best burger in France, not for the best valued.
|Venue name:||Goku Asian Canteen|
27 boulevard du Temple
|Opening hours:||Tues-Sat, midday to 3pm and 7pm-11pm; Sunday midday-5pm.|
|Transport:||Métro : Oberkampf|
|Price:||Burgers €18 each.|