What is Poke and Where You Can the Best Poke in NYC!

What is Poke and Where You Can the Best Poke in NYC!

First, before you go off and embarrass yourself, it’s pronounced “po-kay”. Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish that gained popularity around the 1970s but has recently been increasingly popular in the United States. This cuisine consists of raw fish with traditional toppings such as fish eggs, sesame seeds, and dried fish. The best part about poke is that it’s both healthy and delicious!


63 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018
 Phone: (212) 575–8881


Pokeworks was founded in 2015 and is dedicated to creating amazing, flavorful, and healthy made with sustainable and natural ingredients. Pokeworks currently has locations all throughout the U.S. including New York, Washington, and California. In addition to their classic combinations, customers are free to choose their own base, protein, mix-ins, flavors, toppings, and crunch to create an original poke bowl they’re sure to love.

Poke Fresh

1588 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
 Phone: (212) 535–5223


Located in the Upper East Side in Manhattan, Poke Fresh is another casual, take-out restaurant specializing in serving this traditional Hawaiian cuisine. However, in addition to poke bowls, they serve traditional Japanese dishes such as sushi, sashimi and Chinese dishes as well.

Poke Wave

35–07 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106
 (917) 868–1084

135–27 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354

(917) 868–1097


Poke Wave is yet another restaurant dedicated to serving authentic poke with already two locations, both in Queens. Customers are given the choice of a “mini” bowl or a “hungry” bowl upon ordering. Make sure to give this place a visit whenever you’re in the mood for something light, delicious, and healthy!

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Originally published at HungerPass.