Restaurant Review: Bliss Bowl

Details: Located at 122 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10168. Official site is https://www.blissbowl.com/

Score: 6.5/10

Bliss Bowl is a fast casual fusion place that serves poke (Hawaiian style raw fish) and cooked bowls as well. It’s mostly Asian fusion-y stuff.

I ordered a custom bowl. You first pick two bases. You then pick four toppings. You then pick a protein and prices change depending on what you pick. Raw fish is the most expensive at about $4.50 with meat being a dollar cheaper and some other stuff that’s even cheaper. Then you pick a sauce. Extra anything costs extra obviously.

I got salmon poke over white rice topped with seaweed salad, shredded eggs, furikake, fried wonton and spicy mayo for about thirteen dollars. It was okay. The fish was chopped into tiny pieces, much smaller than what any other poke place I’d ever been to.

Also, the order in which they put the bowl together was odd and didn’t help the taste. Usually, they put the fish over the rice, then the sauce over the fish, then the toppings on top of that so that when you eat it, you get plenty of sauce over the fish, which is a priority. Here, they put the raw fish on the side and all your toppings on the side, then they put the sauce over everything, which isn’t what I want. I don’t want spicy mayo over my seaweed salad, just over the fish since it’s raw and needs some flavor. It’s a mistake when making poke that no other competing poke place makes.

Overall, I don’t think I’d ever come back. Taste was barely okay. Price was average, but still expensive. There are simply better poke places that cost the same or less.

Score: 6.5/10

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