Poke, a simple Hawaiian dish made up of fish and rice in a bowl, is officially DC’s latest food craze. Here are our top five options on where to get the popular food in DC and what you need to order at each place.
Poke Papa – The Beach Bum
This Gallery Place poke spot is known citywide for its filled-to-the-brim bowls featuring fillings like avocado, watermelon radish, and mango, as well as many other options. Our favorite here definitely has to be the Beach Bum, which features ultra-fresh shrimp, scallops, and octopus with cilantro and lime for a little kick.
806 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
The District Fishwife – Poke Bowl
Head out to this Union Market fish stall to enjoy the freshest seafood DC has to offer, with options ranging from shellfish to salmon and tuna. The delicious poke bowls here are focused on letting the fish shine, meaning that the other ingredients won’t detract from your poke-eating experience.
Union Market, 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States
Poki District – Build-Your-Own
At this Metro Center poke restaurant, customers can tailor their bowls to include any ingredient they’d like, so you’ll get to try nearly any combination. Options to create the huge bowls include pineapple, tangerine, ponzu sauce, citrus miso, and shrimp.
906 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Hula Girl – Ahi Poke
If you want truly Hawaiian poke, head out to this restaurant in Northern Virginia that specializes in the state’s cuisine. While there are several different poke options on the menu, our favorite has to be the classic cut of the ahi poke, made exactly how you’d get it in Hawaii.
4044 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206, USA
The Little Beet – Poke Bowl
Dupont Circle’s health-focused restaurant The Little Beet serves delicious, totally good-for-you poke bowls for lunch and dinner every day, meaning they’re the perfect food for a light meal. The bowls include salmon, avocado, and watermelon radish, along with pickled ginger and rice.
1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA