Raw Sushi and Martini Bar, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Raw Sushi and Martini Bar, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Raw Sushi and Martini Bar, Bocas del Toro, Panama

The more I write about restaurants I visit in Panama the more I realize how much I truly love food.  I love steak, I love seafood, I love Mexican, Middle Eastern, Chinese.  Let me just be honest with you, I love food.  Period.  Especially sushi and martini’s and when in Bocas del Toro there is only one place for sushi and martini’s and that place is RAW.

Located on Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro, Raw is open Tuesday through Sunday.  Owned and operated by a young lady named Brittany Morgan who four days after graduation from her university hopped a plane and moved to Bocas del Toro to chase her dream and start her own business.  A little over a year later Raw is the hottest and in my opinion the hippest place on all the islands.

From the moment you walk into Raw there is a vibe of cool that permeates through the waterfront building.  The decor is Asian Chic, sleek and trendy but not forced.  The inside dining area opens up onto the deck where sumptuous libations are promptly served.  I started my night off with the Cucumber Mint martini which packed quite a punch.  Fresh and powerful.

Myself and two other friends shared a smattering of Raw’s offerings; tuna tataki, spicy garlic shrimp with calamari, and rock shrimp tempura.  All three dishes were phenomenal but I have to say the spicy garlic shrimp with calamari was hands down the winner.  Trust me, you’re going to want to drink what’s left in the bottom of the bowl.

Take the time to visit Raw Sushi and Martini Bar while you’re in Bocas del Toro.  The only thing stronger then the flavors and deliciousness of the food is the potential of young Brittany Morgan.  The Panama Portal is excited to see what she does next.

Buen Provecho!

~LAUREN