Poke-Poke

Restaurants, Hawaiian Venice
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Poke Poke
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You might not expect much from a Venice poke stand bordering tattoo parlors, yoked muscle beachians and eclectic street performers, but Poke-Poke packs a punch. Score silky fresh ahi marinating in a cocktail of chili oil, shoyu or spicy mayo with crisp white and green onions for a pungent kick ($7 for a small bowl, $11 for a large). Customize your own concoction or order the spicy tuna, wasabi and aloha favorites on a bed of white or brown rice or Hawaiian style (meaning sans rice, more fish, at $9-$14). Unlike the average poke shop, meat-lovers can snag a pan-seared beef poke tossed with soy sauce, sesame seeds, white and green onions, watercress, and tomatoes; if you're not into meat, the ultimate veggie bowl is promising for vegetarians, with tons of crisp veggies on kale salad and brown rice for $10. Take a seat in the small makeshift courtyard for epic people-watching prospects that may be more Instagram worthy than the poke bowl itself.

By: Danielle DiMeglio

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Venue name: Poke-Poke
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Address: 2011 S Ocean Front Walk
Los Angeles
90291
Opening hours: 11am–6pm
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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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It might just look like a hole in the wall along Venice beach but it manages to serve up good, hearty Poke at very reasonable prices. A short, ever customisable menu keeps things straightforward with a small portion being the perfect lunch size and a large for those with bigger appetites. Service always comes with a smile although the preparation takes longer than you'd expect, even at quiet times. Ingredients are always fresh and the fish is good if not amazing. For a hole in a wall, it really performs above it's station. 


Walk up window with amazing poke worth the wait in the long line on venice beach.