Where to Find Poke in Philadelphia
Poke, like the sushi burritos and croughnuts of days passed, is one of the newest food trends making waves this summer. Originally a Hawaiian dish, poke has been all over Instagram and has been slowly making its way from the West Coast. Poke (pronounced poh-KAY) is typically made up of marinated raw fish served on rice or greens.
If you’re looking to get your fix of the summery poke before the trend dies out, we’ve rounded up the places in Philly that offer poke.
Places that Specialize in Poke
958 N. 2nd St.,Northern Liberties
Poke Bowl just opened this spring and operates in that familiar Chipotle fashion. Pick your rice, your seafood marinade and seasoning. Open since May, Philadelphia’s first poke restaurant has been getting decent to good reviews online.
Philly Poke (Coming Soon)
1020 Race St., Chinatown
Philly Poke will be one of the tenants in Chinatown’s upcoming Chinatown Square food court. The concept is being brought to Chinatown by Andrew Hu, whose family operated Blue Pacific in King of Prussia.
PokéOno (Coming Soon)
59 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore
Jersey shore surfer Andrew Danieli fell in love with poke when he visited Hawaii. Now the fifteen-year restaurant vet is bringing poke to the Main Line. Look for the storefront to open in two months, in the meantime, he’ll be hosting pop-ups in the area.
Places Where You Can Find Poke on the Menu
3200 Chestnut Street, University City
Zama Tanaka serves Hawaiian Albacore Poke with cucumber, mango and jalapeno relish with a spicy miso.
909 Arch St., Chinatown
The Chinatown sushi spot has been offering poke as a special recently. Look for tuna or salmon poke with avocado, honey wasabi mayo, then topped with red onion, scallion, sesame, seaweed salad.
The tofu poke is on the regular Poi Dog menu but you’ll have to get lucky or get Poi Dog to cater an event to find the Shoyu Ahi Poke or spicy ahi poke.
221 North Columbus Boulevard, Old City
Enjoy tuna poke of chef Jim Burke’s snacks menu. The sushi grade tuna is served with avocado and lotuse root chips.
4371 Main Street, Manayunk
This newish Manayunk eatery is offering Tuna Poke on a menu that ranges from Thai to Mediterranean with at least one stop in Hawaii.
741 North 23rd Street, Fairmount
The Fairmount mainstay has added some juice to its menu with a spicy salmon poke dish with micro salad.