Poké Bowls are officially taking over Adelaide with more and more venues opening their doors and creating their take on the Hawaiian dish. Primarily consisting of fresh, raw fish (salmon/tuna) and a mixture of unique salad ingredients that can include edamame, pickled ginger and sweet potato, it’s a health-nuts dream. Proving to be a hit in our state and around the globe, we’ve sourced the best places to get your poké fix below.
Shop 2, 269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach
11am-9pm / Daily
Having recently opened its doors at Henley Beach, the public have been flocking to Bowlsome to try their popular salad bowls. With eight chef-curated options to choose from, there is also the ability to ‘make your own’ bowl. It’s not just the food that keeps this venue busy everyday, they also serve a range of healthy on-trend drinks to accompany each meal, including kombucha, nitro cold brew and a range of cold pressed juices.
Must Try: Beef Bibimbap with black rice, rare eye fillet beef, carrot, rainbow slaw, soft boiled egg and spicy bibimbap sauce.
BEACH BUM HAWAIIAN KIOSK
47 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide
Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm / Tuesday-Friday
Dinner 5.30pm-late/ Tuesday-Sunday
It’s only fitting that a Hawaiian diner would serve poké and what better place to try it? Designed as a beach side restaurant with a combi van inside, the venue is as appealing as the food! Beach Bum serves a mix of delicious Hawaiian and Japanese fusion dishes but the poke is a go-to.
Must Try: Avocado and silken tofu bowl with wasabi peas, kale, tamari roasted sunflower seeds, toasted pepitas, soft boiled egg and orange/ginger soy dressing
92 Gawler Place, Adelaide
Lunch 11am-2.30pm / Monday-Friday
Dinner 5pm-8.30pm / Monday-Friday
11am-8.30pm / Saturday
Adelaide’s first poké-only venue, Poké Me lets its customers choose exactly what they want in their bowls by offering a wide range of proteins, fillings and toppings to pick from. Starting at the base, there are four options, broccoli, purple mixed grain rice, green tea soba noodles and pink rice. Once chosen, it’s onto the proteins consisting of salmon, tuna, chicken or tofu. Next, choose six to eight premium toppings and add a sauce and seasoning.
Must Try: Marinated tofu and pink rice with spring mix, seaweed salad, pickled ginger, carrot, classic poké sauce and Japanese 7 spice.
32 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
11am-5pm/ Monday – Saturday
With two locations in the CBD and Marion, it’s never been easier to get your hands on poké! Known for its boxes/rolls Hokopo’s poké options are slightly more limited but just as tasty and feature all of the classic ingredients. Choose from prawn, chicken, beef of vegetarian and enjoy with reddish, edamame, corn, avocado and snow peas.
Must Try: Prawn with octopus, avocado, edamame, red onion, sweet corn and radish.
ELECTRA HOUSE HOTEL
131 King William Street, Adelaide
12pm-3pm / Tuesday-Saturday
Home to modern-Asian restaurant Level One, Electra House’s bar menu features similar cuisine created by executive chef Jamie Kang. As a perfect lunch spot, the venue creates a mix of poké, Buddha and nourish bowls that are great for an on-the-go healthy option. Aside from the popular salmon sashimi and poached chicken varieties, opt for one of the more unique bowls including kingfish sashimi or Bulgogi beef.
Must Try: Kingfish sashimi with sushi rice, edamame, avocado, beetroot, ginger and Furikake.