Oké Poké, Manchester’s first dedicated Poké bar, opens it’s doors over the weekend, giving Mancunians a true taste of Hawaii.
The restaurant, opened on Church Street just a few doors down from Pieminister, offers a fresh, fun and scrumptious take on casual dining – who said you had to sacrifice taste to stay healthy?
Priced keenly at £7.95, Oké Poké is soon to be a regular lunchtime treat for the health conscious and foodies alike.
What exactly is Poké?
If you keep up with food blogs from around the world you’ve probably seen Poke Bowls popping up everywhere in the last 12 months. Pronounced ‘po-kay’, the popular cuisine has been around for centuries – it’s the quintessential Hawaiian cuisine.
The easiest way to describe it is as ‘deconstructed sushi’ with plenty of raw fish such as tuna and salmon for pescetarians. If you follow a strict vegetarian like myself expect lots of tofu and mushroom.
Healthy, delicious and tasting as good as it looks it’s the perfect food craze for the Instagram generation and for those who have had enough of gourmet junk food.
Veggie Poké Bowl
We opted for the Tofu Tastic Poké Bowl. The bowl included Black Rice, Tofu Avocado, Edamme and celery topped off with ikiki sauce, which I can only assume is their in-house version of Waikiki Sauce.
You can also choose to have it served as a Burrito, or Pokérito as they call it for the same price.
If you’re on a serious health kick, they also have a great variety of juices and protein shakes available including the Evergreen, a kale based juice with cucumber, celery, spinach, apple and lemon. It’s probably the healthiest thing I will drink this year J
For those looking to try something new, give the Oké Poké a try!
Oké Poké – 59 Church Street, Manchester
Monday-Saturday 11.30AM – 9PM
Sunday 11.30AM – 4PM