For all those who love trendy addresses, Goku Asian Canteen is a very-well known address. Set a stone’s throw from République and the Cirque d’Hiver, it’s now part of the good tables in Paris. And for good reasons, with its warm setting with a pop vibe, its creative food and quirky cocktails, inspired mostly by Asia, Goku Asian Canteen is seducing many gourmets. By the way, the owners also own Bruce, the super mafia restaurant, so, if you like one of the restaurants, you’ll like the other!
At Goku Asian Canteen, you enjoy Bo Bun, as well as Pad Thai. Proposing Vietnamese, Thai and even Korean specialties, this restaurant has every Asian food lover on the same page. By the way, about starters, don’t miss the Dak Gangjeong chicken, a Korean version of KFC. Deliciously caramelized, it’s very slightly spicy, and chicken pieces are finger-licking good.
Moving on to main courses, you can go for the star on the menu, the Black OG Burger. France Champion 2017, it’s a culinary dream for all gourmets who can’t decide between a good burger or Asian delights. A harmonious mix of sweet and savory flavors with vegetal charcoal bun that doesn’t feel heavy on the stomach, the whole served with sweet potato fries to fulfill your taste buds.
As for Pad Thai lovers, they’ll go for the Pad Thai Khoung based on shrimps and served with jumbo shrimp skewers. Super hearty, this dish is based on sautéed rice noodles, soy sprouts and peanuts and served with fresh tamarind, a tropical fruit we also known as Indian dates. And good news, it’s also available as vegetarian version.
And to accompany all this, taste the super exotic cocktails such as the J.A.D based on sake and pandan or the Tokyosmopolitan, a revisited version of the basic cosmo with yuzu. As for us, we fell in love with the Big Buddha based on vodka, chili pepper, ginger, orange, pineapple, lychee and agave syrup. A surprising creation full of vitamin C!
So, are you ready for this culinary across Asia?
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Goku Asian Canteen
27 Boulevard du Temple
75003 Paris 3
Métro République (lignes 3,5, 8, 9 et 11), Oberkampf (lignes 5 et 11) ou Filles du Calvaire (ligne 8)
Poulet Dak Gangjeong : 9 €
Cocktail J.A.D: 10 €
Cocktail Tokyosmopolitan: 11 €
Cocktail Big Buddha: 12,5 €
Pad Thai Khoung: 16 €
Black O.G. Burger: 18 €