Asian flavors have made their way into some of Paris’ top tables over the past few years with places like La Table d’Aki and Abri, to name a few, but it has always been putting Asian flavors into French cuisine, until Blueberry.
Since their opening in April 2013, Blueberry has been making maki roll after maki roll and pairing them with some serious cocktails. Blueberry is not your average sushi joint, however. Their fabulously names maki rolls come with some very interesting ingredients like the Iroquois roll with Tataki beef and piment d’espelette or the Transsiberien which comes with tortuous meat. It sounds like enough to make you turn the other way, but the way in which the flavors are combined with such precision makes each dish unique and tickles your taste buds in just the right way.
Not only is the food unique but the cocktails at Blueberry are really something to discover. Equally as creatively named as the maki rolls, their cocktails have worldly influences while remaining close to their Japanese roots. The Tokyo des L’Aube is made with saké, Martini Blanc, Fleur d’Oranger, a sprinkle of Violet Shizo and, of course, fresh blueberries.
If that still isn’t enough to sway you, the atmosphere is really worth the trip. The festive interior feels trendy and romantic with the low-hanging Japanese lanterns at each table. The space is large and you will not be brushing elbows with your neighbor for sure.
All and all we really enjoyed Blueberry. Definitely not for sushi purists but if you can keep an open mind, your taste buds will thank you!Blueberry 6 rue du Sabot, 75006 Paris Metro: Saint-Germain des Prés, Mabillon, Saint-Sulpice