#SuberEats Pokee NYC
My sushi obsession began at the tender age of 15 when I first visited Japan so a raw fish craving is all too common for me. In pursuit of a flavor my tastebuds led me to Pokee in New York's East Village. Everyone loves a new go-to spot, what better time to explore?!
In Hawaii "poke" means cube. The islands' cuisine is a tasty fusion of Japanese style and seafood fare. The dish has been remixed a number of ways since traveling to California and other parts of the U.S. but Pokee is bringing the traditional Hawaiian style back to the city.
Friday was the perfect day to visit the vibrant space washed in shades of blue. Feeling the ease and serenity of Hawaiian island life, I finally settled on an order: spicy salmon, sushi rice, avocado, edamame, and pineapple with some of the eatery's more unique toppings like hijki seaweed, daikon radish, young coconut, and three kinds of tobiko. Toppings galore! With fish delivered each morning I couldn't resist trying the catch of the day: baby octopus, as well.
The fish was fresh, the rice was creamy, and the atmosphere was truly an escape. Dedicated to the authenticity of the experience all of the drinks - soda, water, beer, sake, and plum wine - are imported from Japan. I opted for a Kagua light beer that was as yummy as it is rare. 'Amazing' is not an accurate description for this place. Stop by for a lunch to enjoy in Washington Square Park or seek refuge in between intense bouts of power shopping.
Pokee, 121 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012