Introducing the Hot New Restaurant Trend: Poké

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.

New York

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
Refined big-eye tuna poké, macadamia nuts, pickled jalapeño, seaweed at Noreetuh in New York. Photo: Evan Sung / Noreetuh

Refined big-eye tuna poké, macadamia nuts, pickled jalapeño, seaweed at Noreetuh in New York. Photo: Evan Sung / Noreetuh


Los Angeles

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.

Poke Bowl at Big Daddy's Poke Shack

Poke Bowl at Big Daddy’s Poke Shack


Washington DC

  • Daikaya – 705 6th Street NW, Washington DC
  • Maki Shop – 1522 14th Street NW, Washington DC
  • Abunai – food truck, location changes


Boston

Refined big-eye tuna poké, Mung Beans, Vidalia Onion, Seaweed at  Uni Sashimi Bar in Boston.

Refined big-eye tuna poké, Mung Beans, Vidalia Onion, Seaweed at  Uni Sashimi Bar in Boston.

 

Denver

One of the best places to grab a fish bowl in Boston is also one of the best places to get it in Denver.

Do you have a favorite poké place that we missed? Tell us where it is and why you love it by commenting below.

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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