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A café near the Jardin du Luxembourg serving Hawaiian-style raw fish bowls.
Unsurprisingly, Ono Poké does a range of poké: a Hawaiian dish, comprising a vinegared rice base, topped with vegetables, fruit and marinated raw fish.
Being poké newbies, unfortunately the serving staff weren’t all that forthcoming in explaining the concept to us, so we’ll do the work for you. Here’s how it goes: Step 1. Choose the size of your bowl (petit/grand/double fish). 2. Choose your base (quinoa, buckwheat spelt, cabbage or rice). 3. Choose your topping (tuna/salmon/white fish/smoked fish/meat). 4. Choose two sauces (one of the rice and one for the garnish) and pay. 5. Wait to be called, give in your ticket, add your spices and eat away.
We go for the tuna poké on rice (in ‘grand’) with mango, avocado, coriander, fried onions, creamy coconut sauce and kosho yuzu. It’s generous and colourful, but not as flavourful as we would have liked – the rice needed a little more vinegar. All things considered, it’s fresh, hearty and served super-quick. The huge slice of carrot cake afterwards certainly sweetened us up.
With a little more of that authentic Honolulu flavour and more oomph from the staff, we’ll be back for poké o’clock.
167 rue Saint-Jacques
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat midday-5pm|