Poke: a burrito bowl made of sushi. No wonder why the trend has exploded over the past year. With over ten poke spots in New York, it can be tough to know what’s truly great versus what’s just okay. So here you have it, our top three poke-picks in New York City:
If you’re a serious sushi savant, then you’ll love Chikarashi. Chikarashi is a high-end poke spot, and it’s definitely not the cheapest option, but they’ve got everything from gluten-free ponzu sauce to toro (amazing!) to top their poke bowl. It’s also probably the healthiest dish we’ve ever had near Chinatown, so that’s a plus. Make sure to save room for dessert—their soft serve is great, too!
Non-traditionalists, this is your poke place. The Poke Spot has a super wide variety of options and toppings that makes their poke bowls über customizab
le. With twenty-one toppings and mix-ins, and six fish or vegetarian options, there’s no way you can’t find or make your perfect poke bowl. Pro tip: get the secret sauce, I’d put that stuff on anything.
Pokee is a lovely, more traditional poke destination in Greenwich Village. The whole vibe of the place feels like you’re in a very posh, beachside poke shack and the quality of the fish is GREAT. If you need a little lunch time vacation with a side of delicious poke to break up your workday, Pokee in Greenwich Village is where you need to be.