The team of Goku Asian Canteen (the best burger in France for 2017, that’s them) does it again with the opening of this super stylish Asian bar/restaurant in the Strasbourg Saint-Denis district, taking over after W for Wok, first bull’s eye address of Vincent and Nghia. The two partners are starting off from scratch: new identity, new decor, new menu. But who is really Bruce?
A dark Mafia story
Bruce Lee? Wrong. The legend recalls that Bruce is a venomous Mafioso, originally from Hong Kong, and that Vincent and Nghia owe him a gambling debt after a clandestine evening…A well-oiled saga, however who is this character (imaginary or not?), with a strong sense of bling, lending his universe to the place: a jade-coloured bar, golden wall, street-art, flashy neon.
Whip out those chopsticks
Szechuan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam… All of Asia in on deck—between local specialties and fusion creations.
To start off on the right foot: fried tofu with tuna smoked “live” in an impeccable shiitake broth (€8), spring rolls with pigs feet to be dipped in a mango spicy sauce (€7).
TheSzechuanese chicken wings (€14) are already a must along with the fried pork Tonkatsu-style with the famous bulldog sauce (€14). Very good also, black bass with Thai curry, that arrives wrapped in a banana leaf (€18) to be enjoyed with a bowl of Hainan rice, prepared like a risotto in a chicken broth, to die for (€3). And who said Asians could not produce good desserts? Try the chocolate cake with matcha Chantilly—you might just change your mind (€7).
You know the story of the Pink Elephant, this famous cocktail that gives you visions of pink elephants? Well, at Bruce, you are served a Blue Elephant cocktail (rum, tonic, Thai bleu bae, lime, mint) as well as other potions made with saké and Japanese gin (€8-10). So, if you run into Bruce, be sure to raise your glass to our good health!
Closed Saturday lunch and Sunday.