Why PoKing Poke?
PoKing Poke, King of Poke, is not just a catchy line, it is a mission statement. And our mission is to provide our patrons the BEST Poke experience possible.
We believe this experience comes down to focusing on three pillars:
Fresh and highest quality Ingredients
Fish- Our sister Restaurant, Tsukiji Sushi Sen is known for its fish quality. At PoKing Poke we take advantage of those years of knowledge and quality standards. We get our fish delivered multiple times a day from local sources to ensure we only provide the freshest options to our patrons. We pride ourselves on serving not only the highest quality grade, but also some premium options never before seen on a poke bowl. As important as having fresh fish it is knowing from where that fish is coming from, and at PoKing Poke whether it is wild caught or sustainably farmed, we will always be able to tell you its origin.
Rice- We have tested over 30 types of rice before choosing which ones we believe fit best with our PoKing Poke Bowls. Greens and Condiments – Our proximity to the famous Santa Monica Farmers Market allows us to consistently have the freshest (and when possible) organic vegetables. With our variety of condiments our customers can put their own accent to our poke bowls to fit their flavor profile.
Even the best ingredients still need the perfect sauce that marries them all together. All of our sauces are made from scratch in our kitchen designed by our award winning chefs. Two chefs that combine more than 30 years of experience in Japanese cuisine, one of them working under Chef Morimoto for over 8 years. Their knowledge has been crucial to the development of our famous sauces. We encourage our customers to try them all as each one brings a taste from a different part of the world. I think here you can start talking about flavors: Entice your taste buds with our yuzu truffle ponzu, our
wasabi mustard soy or our peculiar Gangman style sauce, just a few highlights to get your mouth watering.. but you will have to come in and try for yourself.
Speed of service and delivery
Either out of a yoga class, on your way to the beach or simply on your lunch break from the office, we have put a lot of effort in making sure we deliver your favorite poke bowl at a minimum wait. Our online menu as well as our PoKing Poke app orders communicate directly with our kitchen and our delivery couriers, making sure we minimize your salivating time after submitting the order.
PoKing Poke starts as a friendship story. Two great friends, distinct and colorful characters, Louis Lee and Oriol Servia, foodies, and neighbors of Main St in Santa Monica decided to put their efforts together to create the best possible Poke experience. Oriol, Indycar race car driver, brought Indycar Champion and Napa wine maker Jimmy Vasser to join the party. Louis brought experienced restauranteur Gina Yun and the four became the first four PoKings in history.