What is a poke bowl you ask? Poké (pronounced po-keh) originated in Hawaii and literally means “cut to pieces”. Consisting mainly of cubed raw fish and seafood, think of a sushi roll, deconstructed and served in a bowl. It’s not limited to fish though, you’ll find so many different combinations from Japanese inspired katsu poke, mussel poke, lobster poke, abalone poke and more, you’ll have a hard time choosing. It’s become a popular and healthy meal choice hitting Australian menus and looks just as good as it tastes. It’s also perfect for these warmer months when you want something fresh and flavourful so check out 8 of the best poke bowls Sydney has to offer.
Fishbowl in Bondi Beach has some of the best poke bowls in Sydney with a primary focus on using the finest produce available. For your first time you might as well try The O.G, salmon sashimi, shallots, kale, edamame with seaweed and sesame dressing or if you’re feeling adventurous try making up your own concoction.
Address: 180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Phone: +61 2 9977 1797
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-9pm
2. Nudefish Poke
Sustainable seafood caught right here in Australia is what makes Nudefish Poke one of the best spots to grab a poke bowl in Sydney, plus it’s 100% gluten and dairy free. There is a whole range of bowls to choose from like the green goddess salmon with kale and edamame, the wasabi salmon with cucumber, pickled carrot and wasabi peas, and the spicy citrus tuna with citrus mayo and pickled ginger.
Address: Shop 12, Level 6, 19 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm
3. Salmon and Bear
Salmon and Bear offers up some of the best poke bowls in Sydney, defining their food as inspired by nature, you can’t really go wrong if you’re looking for tasty and healthy food in a cosy cabin setting. Try out their salmon poke bowl with soy and sesame dressing, corn salsa, avocado and coconut basmati rice.
Address: 6 Defries Ave, Zetland NSW 2017
Phone: +61 2 9662 8188
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 5:30pm-8:30pm, Sat-Sun 5pm-8:30pm
You get two menus at Pokéd, one with pre designed poké bowls and one for designer your very own customisable bowl. Just choose what size, base, protein, sauce and topping you want them Pokéd will whip it up for you. If that sounds like more than you want to do, grab a delicious mix created by the team at Pokéd like the Big Kahuna including salmon sashimi, cooked prawns, Hawaiian soy pineapple sauce, pickled cabbage and more.
Address: Shop 419, Level 4 Australia Square 264 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9037 8258
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-3pm
5. Nama Poke
Nama Poke serves up a whole range of vegetarian poké bowls with a whole lot of variety. They also offer extra choices to customise your bowl to your liking that aren’t usually seen in other places. Get a base of your choice from potato noodles to zoodles or add an onsen egg.
Address: 62 Erskine Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9290 3419
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-8:30pm
Address: Shop C, 16 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: (02) 9318 2937
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm & 5pm-8:30pm
Simple, super healthy and tasty food is what Poke is all about. Using quality local and seasonal produce, you can be sure you’re getting the very best poke bowls in Sydney. Just choose your protein including ahi, salmon, tuna, crab or the cured fish of the day, then pick your sides and base. The team at Love Poke will whip it up for you in no time.
Address: Shop 3, Dudley Street, Coogee NSW 2034
Phone: +61 452 213 238
Trading hours: Wed-Thu & Sun 11:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-8:30pm
7. Poke Bros
This poke dedicated restaurant offers some fresh ingredients and sushi grade sashimi to give you one of the best poke bowls in Sydney. Dine in or take out at Poké Bros with some regular favourites like the premium salmon, the OG tuna, Poké Prawn and for the vegetarians the Tofu-Tofu. Not a fan of seafood? There’s options for you too including the Spicy Korean Chicken Bowl
Address: Shop 15/180 Railway Parade, Cabramatta NSW 2166
Phone: 0484 234 001
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 11am-9pm
Address: Shop 4, Beneath City Centre Carpark, Horwood Place, Parramatta NSW, 2150
Phone: +61 484 234 001
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 11am-9pm
8. Poke Bowl
When it comes to poke, having quality fresh ingredients is one of the most important aspects since it’s such a simple dish and that’s where Poke Bowl shines. Choose from their range of dishes including, the poke me with Atlantic salmon and white miso dressing, Tera Mi Yaki with teriyaki salmon and sesame mayo or the I dare you with chicken katsu and toragashi chilli.
Address: Shop24, 55-73 Oxford Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: +61 2 92610005
Trading hours: Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8:30pm, Sun 11am-8pm