I have heard a lot about Lüük these last days in the food buzz ! So I am going in the 18th on purpose to taste it !!
The concept is great ! An Asian fusion restaurant. With simple, cheap, family style dishes and bentōs.
First impression, the place is simple but nice.
Bentō variations from different Asian countries.
Good point few dishes: Bò Bún, Phở and each week new bentōs boxes with different flavors. This week it is Taiwanese, Japanese and Thaï.
Pad thaï, fried noodles with tamarind, shrimps, eggs, soy sprouts and spring onions.
==> Thai or Japanese it is just the main part variation. Cold and over-cooked noodles. Shrimp without flavours.The fried spring roll was greasy. The pickled vegetables were good.
Chicken Karaage (fried) with a scallop sauce perfumed with spices, yuzu and spring onions and leeks
==> It is horrible ! The rice is well cooked but tasteless (Spices? Yuzu? Scallops???). The chicken is cold and as it is already dipping in a tasteless sauce. The marinated vegetables were fine.
Smoothie of the day – Green juice – spinach, avocado, cucumber, green apple, mint (4€ as a side)
==> Tasteless mashed strange green puree.
Matcha green tea cheesecake (4€ as a side)
==> We were so disappointed already that we were scared to taste the dessert. And it was very good. WOW ! What a surprise. The taste of the matcha was delicate, not too sweet and the consistency of the cheesecake well-balanced.
Restaurant is opened in continuous service and you can take-out.
The service despite the mistakes was nice. They seemed to sincerely want to improve.
The idea was good but making real good food from each country of Asia is a difficult challenge that I have not seen achieved yet.
I would come back for tea time, if I was living close to the shop but I would not return for lunch.
27 Rue de Clignancourt,
75018 Paris, France
01 42 55 86 38
Tue – Sat: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm