By Sandy Daenerys
Fresh Poke Bowls, "Pokecado Toast", Tropical Fruit Juice with Pineapple-flavored Ice Cream. Need I say more? Pokeatery expands to their fourth location in Bay Area's Downtown Walnut Creek.
Poke (pronounced “poh-kay”) is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer or main course in Hawaiian cuisine. This healthy, tasty and popular dish is easily available on the Hawaiian Islands and can be found anywhere from grocery stores to fancy restaurants. Inspired by the Hawaiian Islands, founders Joann and Derek Chung wanted to bring some unique flavors back home. With two decades of experience in sushi restaurants, the Chungs decided to start Pokeatery because they wanted everyone to be able to indulge in the best tasting poke made with the freshest ingredients. Pokeatery locations include Walnut Creek, San Mateo and Castro Valley in California as well as Austin, Texas.
Pokeatery allows customers to create their own Poke Boxes or choose from some pre-built boxes listed on their Menu. You can choose from a great variety of fish options including Ahi Tuna, Hamachi, Albacore, Salmon and Spicy Tuna. Other seafood options include Octopus and Shrimp. Vegetarians can also choose Tofu or Vegan Shrimp; gluten-free options are also available. Choose from as many or as few toppings including Kelp Noodles, Ualu Chips and Seaweed. If you are completely lost, have trouble figuring out what to include in your custom Poke Box or just want to know what POG stands, the super friendly, patient and knowledgeable Pokeatery Team can answer all of your poke questions.
You will also find one of the most delicious tropical fruit drinks your taste buds will have ever encountered. Meet, the Dole Whip Float! The original Dole Whip and Dole Whip Floats were only offered at Disneyland, The Magic Kingdom, Disney's Polynesian Resort and Dole's Processing Plant in Hawaii; due to the popularity of these drinks, they've made their way to Northern California. Choose from Pineapple Juice or P.O.G. Juice (Pineapple, Orange and Guava) on their own or have a delicious dessert by including freshly served Pineapple-flavored Soft-Serve ice Cream on top, in your very own Pineapple-shaped glass Mason Jar complete with a twist-off cap and reusable straw!
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