Poké. It’s all the rage right now. Not that annoying thing that people used to do on Facebook. It’s pronounced PO-KAY. Poké is a raw fish dish marinated in soy sauce and seasoned with spices that originated in Hawaii. It’s typically served in a bowl or a cup with rice. Cheaper than sushi and lighter than cooked fish, this casual cuisine is sweeping the nation. Hawaiian restaurants and poké shacks are popping up everywhere. You can even order a bowl in some Japanese restaurants. Use this quick reference restaurant guide to find some poké in your neighborhood.
The City That Never Sleeps has long been a culinary hot spot, with renowned restaurants serving unique and interesting dishes. These three restaurants are no exception.
- Onomea – 84 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
- Suzume – 545 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn
- Noreetuh – 128 First Avenue, New York City East Village
On the West Coast, there are plenty of innovative poké places to choose from as well. Most have the option to order online and get your bowl to go.
- Big Daddy’s Poké Shack – 79 Windward Ave, Venice
- Mainland Poké Shop – 8318 ½ W 3rd Street, Los Angeles
- PokiNometry –6801 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 316, Los Angeles (also has Anaheim location)
- Daikaya – 705 6th Street NW, Washington DC
- Maki Shop – 1522 14th Street NW, Washington DC
- Abunai – food truck, location changes
One of the best places to grab a fish bowl in Boston is also one of the best places to get it in Denver.
- The Oceanaire Seafood Room – 1400 Arapahoe Street, Denver
- Iwayama Sushi – 5500 South Simms, Unit C, Littleton