Poke/Poke

LG/F Estancia, Meralco Ave., Capitol Commons, Pasig, Metro Manila

Poke/Poke
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Phone
+639164735836

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Most Recent Reviews

Aira A.
4.0 Stars

Rarely do we passed by this area, and decided to have our lunch at poke poke. Their menu and concept seems interesting like having a DIY, which I plan to try the next time I am here. For today, we had their seaweed spam and spam masubi. Not too obvious that we love spam lol the spam masubi was great. Very simple yet so good you just keep on munching them. The seaweed spam on the other hand is ok but would have been better of the sauce was not wasabi aoli. We actually asked if the sauce can be replaced with a different one but they said we can't since it is fixed and that the wasabi flavor was mild but lo and behold it isn't so for wasabi non lovers, be warned. Nevertheless the experience in general was ok.

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Tesh R.
5.0 Stars
4

Poke (pronounced POH-KE) is a dish originating from Hawaii. It’s simply a raw fish salad, seasoned a million ways. It is made with cubed raw fish, like tuna and seasoned with something like soy sauce.

My go to place for poke is Poke/Poke. At Poke/Poke at SM Aura, Greenhills, Estancia and their newest branch in Megamall, you can put your own twist to the humble poke.

Poke/Poke is not your regular Poke place. It is a place of pure creativity and adventure. You come inside and you are greeted with so many choices that will satisfy whatever craving you have. Traditional and simplicity is not their goal. Poke/Poke is all about reinvention and creativity.

The service is also really good. The line cooks will help you decide which of their bowls is best suited to your tastebuds. Plus they can all so help you vreate your own bowl.

Yumminess and health all in one Poke Bowl.

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Karla C.
4.0 Stars
2

We've always wanted to try out this place because of all the hype around poke poke. Apart from it's funny sounding name I guess it's really the taste that made it oh so popular. We tried Dragon and Samurai poke poke and both were oh sooo delish. 128077 Even though Dragon was a bit more expensive the serving for Samurai was noticeably larger. I'm not sure though if that was because they were compensating the fact that it should have been quinoa rice. Both were quite spicy so if you're not fond of spicy food you might not enjoy this better yet just ask them to make it a little bit less spicy. I'll definitely be back to try out their other concoctions and if I'm more confident I'll try the create your own poke poke.

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
3.0 Stars
10

Situated in the lower basement of Estancia Mall in Pasig is the Poke Poke Restaurant. I have recently visited Poke Poke for the second time around, the first one during the restaurant’s media launch. After a week or so, they have opened another Poke Poke branch in SM Aura.

It’s interesting to learn how the Poke Poke restaurant in Pasig boomed in the food industry because it embraced a new food concept, much to the delight of the dining public. Originally a Hawaiian dish that was given a Japanese touch, Poke bowls are not necessarily new, but they are somewhat unusual in the gastronomic scene. Poke Poke takes their breakthrough food concepts into the next level by creating novelty food options, and by encouraging their customers to make their own poke bowl by building it from scratch.

For foodies out there who are into flavorful healthy meals, expect poke bowls to be such a hit that it would be all over food places and various malls in the metro. As for Poke Poke’s simpler food items, they have the fresh tuna and salmon sashimi. They also have those one-of-a-kind dishes, including the Gamberetti pasta, and the steak cubes with crispy bacon and fresh egg. They call this one “For the Rich Only.”

The price of the Poke bowl starts at Php350, but ordering add-ons such as avocado, quinoa, or egg for your bowl would mean that it would also cost more. Mine was actually priced at Php450.

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Athena S.
3.0 Stars

so we decided to go healthy for sunday brunch and we came across this east meets west take on the vag__ i mean poke 128514
if ur into healthy food i guess ul like the food but for me it was too expensive php320 for this bowl and its self service.. u line up wait for like 10minutes for ur food to be ready and to think we were the first customers.. ambiance was nice though with beachy feels...

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Reg G.
4.0 Stars
2

Bowl servings are huge with a wide selection of toppings + sauces. A bowl would seem pricey but they don't scrimp on ingredients so I suppose you do get what you pay for. Mr. Steady and I are fans and would definitely go back for more 128522

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Sara L.
3.0 Stars

Since I'm on restricted diet, I'm not allowed raw food but my friends wanted to eat here so we tried it out. Ordered "for the rich only" poke bowl and it was so-so. A bit bland and steak cubes a bit tough. The raw poke bowls however seem to taste better.

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Perkin G.
1.0 Stars

Staff was rude! The person was not accommodating and rolled his eyes when questions were asked. The bowl was OK.

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
6

After graduating high school and going to different universities, my friends and I make it a point that we always meet up on our birthdays or at least within the birth month. 127881

When we were planning for a December meet up, a friend of mine found Poke/Poke but they haven't opened yet. So we said, let's go there if it's open on the day we plan on meeting. Poke/Poke in Estancia opened on December 10 but we weren't able to go then. We went a week after. 128514

Poke bowls have been gaining popularity in Manila. It's a Hawaiian dish which serves raw fish on top of rice or quinoa mixed with vegetables and other toppings.

You can make your own poke bowl for P350 and you can customize everything to your liking. It's pretty easy since they have everything on the board. But it is a bit hard to look up to the huge board. 128531 Though they have small cards along the assembly line which is easier to read.

For those who are lazy to think of which combinations go well together (like me), they have a lot of signature bowls you can choose from. Their best sellers are the Dragon and the For the Rich Only.

I got the Dragon with a base of quinoa and it was quite good. It had salmon, shrimp and unagi! 128525 The dressing was mangonnaise and Sriracha aioli. We all agreed that the Sriracha aioli was very very good! It went well with all the poke bowls we had.

I also really loved how they prepared their quinoa! 10084️ I only started eating quinoa this year and it's quite hard to get a good flavor to go with it. Or maybe I'm just not good at cooking. 128517

For the Rich Only bowl is pretty expensive, maybe because of the beef tenderloin topping but we all weren't drawn to it (mainly because of the price).

In the end, we were all very satisfied with our bowls and we had to walk around the mall to help digest the food. It's a pretty heavy meal. 128514

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
9

You know that the local food scene is getting crazier when more and more cuisines and dishes are being introduced to the market. Just a few months ago, I had my first ever poke bowl and I fell in love with the concept of rice topped with fresh raw fish. It’s like the Japanese chirashi but casually plated. As a hardcore sashimi lover, I instantly said yes when I got an invite to Poke/Poke’s preview event last Thursday.

Hello, Poke/Poke!

Okay, poke may not exactly be an entirely fresh concept here in Manila as there are already a handful of restaurants offering this Hawaiian treat. However, Poke/Poke is the first of its kind to offer Create Your Own Poke Bowls. For those who do not want to think of the ingredients to put in their bowls, fret not as Poke/Poke also has nine standard signature bowls to choose from.

Two groups were already sampling the different poke bowls when I arrived and I soon caught up with them when the friendly server handed me two samples at a time.

I managed to try four samples—Basic (PHP280), Unaju (PHP450), Cali (PHP300) and Gangnam Style (PHP320).

I first sampled Unaju which is basically a poke bowl topped with diced onions, bell peppers, leafy greens, roe and unagi bits. Though I love unagi, I prefer raw fish with my poke bowl. This bowl tends to be on the sweet side perfect for those who enjoy teriyaki meals with a bit of spicy aftertaste. It is also a nice bowl to enjoy if you do not eat sashimi.

Next served was Basic which I really liked. This one is topped with fresh ahi tuna and salmon which makes it your usual and straightforward type of poke bowl. I also liked the generous serving of other greens for texture.

Cali on the other hand is like your deconstructed California Maki as it has mango and kani bits. This bowl is perfect for those who want to play it safe and munch on something they are familiar with.

However, if you want to be slightly adventurous, I would recommend Gangnam Style which is a pimped up version of Cali. This bowl, aside from kani and mangoes, also has salmon chunks and is spiced to make it consistent to how Korean cuisine is known for. Fret not though if you have low spice tolerance as it is just mildly spiced. (But you could also request for additional spice if you prefer hot dishes.)

Aside from these four bowls, Poke/Poke also offers 5 other bowls with similar ingredients except for For The Rich Only (PHP480) which includes steak cubes.

For my finale, I created my own poke bowl which was fun to do.

As a clueless diner, I asked for help from one of the friendly staff behind the bar and I went with this combination: quinoa, salmon, tuna and steak, green and red bell peppers, onions, roe, soft boiled egg, sesame seeds, katsuobushi or bonito flakes and drizzled with shoyu sauce.

Since my bowl was being prepared as I decide on the ingredients, I didn’t have to wait at all for my customised colorful poke bowl. Taste-wise, it was love! I liked that my bowl had generous serving of toppings and the fact that quinoa and white rice are priced the same! (Quinoa lovers rejoice!) Though the meat could have been a bit more tender, overall, it was still a delightful and filling bowl.

After trying some of its signature bowls and making my own, I think it is best to just create your own bowl. Aside from the perk of being sure that all ingredients put in your meal are the things you love, it was also fun to choose from a relatively wide array of toppings. And you could also go crazy with the greens as you could put everything if desired!

TRIVIA: Poke/Poke is the brainchild of Alta Lyttle who originally wanted to explore the idea of opening a Mongolian restaurant. However, she faced the challenge that Mongolian is no longer new and she wanted to offer something different. Her sister then suggested poke as an alternative as it is now the craze in the US. This was a lightbulb moment for Alta when she found out that poke is very similar to Mongolian only, it uses raw fish instead of your usual stir fried toppings. And that’s how Poke/Poke started.

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