Gotta Catch'em All: 10 Spots To Eat Delish Poke In SF

Gotta Catch'em All: 10 Spots To Eat Delish Poke In SF

And no, we don't mean 'Pokemon', we mean the thinly sliced raw fish that pairs beautifully with rice, sesame seed oil, and a load of other toppings. Man over board, we're diving in head first.

Poke Delish

Where poke takes new heights, mixing various poke types / sauces, the mouthwatering factor is so real. All cut and made fresh daily, the team is taking different approaches while staying true to the original product. Think avocado, corn, kimchi, and zesty cucumber. Have fun chowin' down. // 2175 Market St, Mid-Market, yelp.com

l'a Poke

Church's mainstay Poke bar isn't new to a fun joke or a side of using spam. Yes, spam. l'a Poke takes a classic Japanese approach to serving poke. Think: spam and musabi poke burritos. Of course, with a build your own menu-you won't need to go far to find a taqueria. And if you can load the 19 toppings onto your bite, then you're a god. // 314 Church St, Mid-Market, iapoke.com

Ohana Poke Bar

For our FiDi readers who hate standing in those dreaded lines during lunch rush hour—get a VERY quick poke bowl. Choose your base, protein, and sides. For those who hate to wait, the staff of Ohana Poke Bar aren't slow at all. You'll be in and out within 15 minutes. Though be aware, the spot closes at 3:00 p.m due to the slowness after the lunch rush. // 605 Kearny St, FiDi, yelp.com

20 Spot

Notably a hella rad wine spot, their poke menu is secret and literally mouthwatering. Served on a flat plate and chicly arranged—getting a fancy date meal is in your future. You need to devour their King Salmon Poke, served with avocado, tomato, scallion, ginger, sesame, and nori chips—our stomachs are literally turning for a plate. // 3565 20th St, Mission, 20spot.com

Poke Bowl

Over the years, Poke Bowl who started in the Bay Area, has expanded into more than 15 flavors using all kinds of fish, shrimp and tako (octopus) but the staples have remained and are often what people seek. "The moment that the fish hits your mouth, it begins to melt and the flavors explode leaving you truly breathless," expresses the team of Poke Bowl. // 1250 Ocean Ave, Ingleside, thepokebowls.com

Poke Origin

The team over at Poke Origins serves fresh, healthy and delicious poke to their lines of dedicated customers. Committed to serving their customers only the freshest ingredients from sustainable sources—Poke Origins offers sushi grade quality poke at affordable prices unlike any other poke experience. With 18 kinds of different poke including Big Eye Tuna, Scottish salmon, Spanish Octopus, Japanese Escolar, Lobster tails—specialty bowls infuse their house-made sauces to complement the poke + offering over 20 toppings for seasonings. // 716 Irving St, Inner Sunset, thepokeorigin.com

Our Poke Place

Sporting countless combinations in the Mission, Our Poke Place offers young hospitality at a seriously reasonable price. Loved by the community of other small businesses, the crowds who flock to grab their lunch patiently wait in line to build their own bowls. Who says businesses can't blossom in the Mission? // 3515 20th St, Mission, ourpokeplace.com

Coast Poke Counter

Some call it a trend, Coast Poke Counter calls it comfort food. Whether it is your first time trying poke or your hundredth time, Coast thinks you’ll love this healthy meal just as much as they do. Kelly Zubal, the Poke Master and 2X Sam Choy Poke Contest Champion keeps it real with authentic Hawaiian recipes, and also creates locally inspired pokes. In short, Coast is proud to present poke the way you’d find it in Hawaii; made fresh daily, with authentic ingredients that accent the flavor of the fish, not mask it. // 30 Battery St, FiDi, coastpokecounter.com

AhiPoki

Spanning the West Coast from Arizona to Washington, this rapidly growing counter-serve chain for poke bowls and sushi burritos recently made its San Francisco debut in a narrow space on Polk Street. AhiPoki has the usual customizable menu with a few more options than most of its peers—like kimchi shrimp as a protein and nine different sauces (perhaps garlic-soy-mirin or wasabi citrus?). // 2123 Polk St, Nob Hill, ahipokibowl.com

The Ramen Bar

A collaboration between chefs Ken Tominaga and Michael Mina, The Ramen Bar is a fast casual concept which blends rich California cooking philosophy with Japanese technique and ingredients to create a new variation on Japanese ramen with West Coast style. With poke take-out and dine in option, the hotspot prides itself on freshly diced poke with every bite. We mean, how else was this spot rated 'must-eat' by Zagat consecutively? // 101 California St, FiDi, theramenbar.com


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