The latest fast-casual joint to hit NYU’s West 8th Street corridor is also the latest poke bowl spot to hit the city. No, this one doesn’t sell Dole Whip. But it’s got a few things going for it, starting with a mini market selling Japanese goods.
Okay, so the market is more like a few shelves on the wall, and isn’t likely to assuage those still mourning the recent loss of M2M nearby. But still, you can pick up Japanese goodies like Pocky, Hi-Chew, Hello Panda, and wasabi peas, along with condiments like sesame oil and Sriracha.
As for the marinated fish combos, you can get them as hand rolls or in bowl form, with your choice of white or brown rice, or zucchini noodles. And there’s the option of ordering them in a box along with mochi and/or strictly fruit-and-veggie sides such as chili garlic edamame and wakame cucumber salad. And just to combine two bowl trends, there are acai bowls as well, including a “Maui” bowl and an “LA” one.
Here’s a look at the creamy tuna bowl with cold zuke noodles atop warm rice.
And a glance at the menu– which, by the way, has tic tac toe and sudoku on the back, in case you have to wait for your order.
Raw Mkt, 61 East 8th St., nr. Broadway, Greenwich Village; 646-657-0962.