5 Best Poke Bowls In Town!

BY Germaine Benson | January 12, 2017 | Feature Features

The next best thing to a Hawaiian vacation is a poke bowl from any of these five eateries.
Venice Beach Cali poke bowl from The Poke House

One-Hit Wonder
It doesn’t matter that 180 Degrees at the DRB only offers one kind of poke, because one poke is all this downtown gastropub needs. POKE PICK The spicy tuna poke ($14) is dressed with green onions, sesame seeds, soy sauce, sake, Sriracha sauce, miso and mango avocado salsa. 501 NE First Ave., Miami, 305.809.7564

Fish Finesse
Hawaiian traditions, Japanese techniques and Miami vibes come together at Ono Poke Shop, the latest Wynwood eatery to serve up intriguing selections of the fish salad. When it comes to the ingredients available to build a bowl, quality rules here, with premium toppings that include quail eggs and yuzu tobiko. POKE PICK The Ono Kani bowl ($9) comes with Osaki crab, wakame salad, avocado, fried scallions, eel sauce and wasabi ailoi. 2320 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.618.5366

Triple Threat
Whether you like your poke in a bowl, burrito or salad, Poke 305 offers options galore. Diners are encouraged to customize their orders by picking the format, base, protein (chicken to shrimp), mix-ins, sauces and premium toppings of their choice. POKE PICK The ALAKA’I ($18) includes salmon, crab salad, tuna, tempura chips, daikon, seaweed salad, carrots, wonton chips, black-and-white sesame seeds, edamame, cucumber, jalapeno and wasabi aioli sauce. 169 SE Seventh St., Miami, 305.563.3811

Veggie Tales
Pok├ęBao puts a twist on poke as we know it by incorporating unique ingredients and even offers an option for those who prefer to not eat their seafood raw (and for those who don’t eat fish altogether as well). POKE PICK The vegetarian volcano ($13) is a bowl filled with purple Hawaiian sticky rice, pressed tofu, red jalapeno, sweet potato, heirloom cherry tomatoes, edamame, ginger-cilantro pesto and coconut shavings. 153 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, 786.801.1951

International Appeal
The Poke House is changing up the game when it comes to traditional poke. The Fort Lauderdale hot spot offers bowls inspired by different regions of the world. POKE PICK The Cocoa Beach Florida ($15) is made with hamachi marinated in sesame oil, quinoa, fresh salsa, orange segments, daikon radish sprouts and crushed plantains. 666 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, 754.200.4555

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