Aloha Poke

Restaurants Lakeview
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Courtesy of Aloha Poke Co.
Photograph: Courtesy of Aloha Poke Co.

This casual Hawaiian eatery offers raw fish rice bowls and salads at their Lake View location.

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Venue name: Aloha Poke
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Address: 843 W Belmont Ave
Chicago

Cross street: Sheffield Ave
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am-10pm
Transport: El: Red, Brown, Purple line to Belmont Bus: 8, 22, 77
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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
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tastemaker

Small and intimate, when I walked in there was no one else there, but several employees working behind the counter. I was a little bit like a fish out of water, see what I did with that pun!? I have been to other poke places before but this was a little different because instead of being predominantly build your own bowl, they offer combinations that have already been created. I was a bit overwhelmed by the options. So I just went with a medium bowl and ordered a little greens and rice mixture. From there, I said I want the salmon and then I just asked the employee for recommendations. I took her advice and wasn't disappointed. Though, now I have no idea what all I ordered and probably won't be able to order it again.

A few notes of things I didn't love: the size of the bowl was rather small in my opinion. There is a larger size, but even that seems a bit smaller than the portion I would expect for $14. Then the only fish options were tuna or salmon and I'm used to a wider selection of fish. The assembling of the bowl does happen in the open, but it isn't like a subway assembly style where you can pick and choose your ingredients as you go.

I recognize those are minor gripes so overall, I would definitely say that the food was fresh and tasty. It's a great way to customize to your own taste and feel good about eating something somewhat healthy.

tastemaker

Poke has taken over Chicago and Aloha Poke has the best around. The food is continuously amazing with the freshest ingredients. The naked salmon and tuna are always perfect and the veggies are always fresh and never browning. Love to get half brown rice/half greens and get more veggies. They also have the best seaweed salad around!

Service is always quick and friendly. I have only had one experience where my order was messed up and they gave me two additional free bowls to compensate for me waiting an extra 10 minutes.


Highly recommend this location and all the others that will be popping up around Chicago.

tastemaker

Another gem for us vegetarians who want to experience some unique flavors that are normally catered to our meat-eating friends! This bowl is intensely packed with marinated tofu, ginger, avocado, seaweed, rice, onion, edamame and pineapple. I also chose the spicy and creamy volcano sauce which made all of the flavors come together perfectly! My new go-to "fast" food that makes you feel like you've treated your body well.