“Poke” is pronounced as “pokay”.
When my friend first suggested we meet at Aloha Poke for lunch, I assumed that this was just another salad bar and rejected the suggestion instantly. However, when she said it is not a typical salad and sent me the link to the website, I decided to give it a go. Unfortunately, as there was limited sitting and the cafe does not take reservations, there was already a long queue and we were unable to find seats. We settled for a Chinese restaurant nearby that day.
I did return a week later for dinner and was hooked! In my opinion, it is basically a western/Hawaiian version of the Japanese chirashi don. The word “chirashi” means “scattered,” so this is basically a big bowl fish, vegetables, and additional ingredients of your choice on rice.
I went back several times after that dinner to have lunch when it was less crowded.
This was the queue at about 12pm on a Monday. Do not be fooled as it gets crowded very quickly after 12pm.
The pokes are served in paper bowls for lunch and you get to choose from a list of ingredients.
Here is my poke bowl from one of my lunches.
I also tried A Poke Theory, located on Boon Tat street, about 3 minutes walk from the Amoy outlet of Aloha Poke.
|Aloha Poke||A Poke Theory|
|Signature Sushi Rice
Lemon Herb Quinoa
Lil’ Swell (75g) – $11.90
Standard Nalu (150g) – $16.90
Big Kahuna (225g) – 19.90
Regular (100g) – $11.50 for tuna, $12.50 for salmon
Large (150g) – $15 for tuna, $16.50 for salmon
Additional at $0.50
|Superfoods / Premium||1
Additional at $1.00
|$2 each unless specified otherwise|
|Salad Dressing||Yes||3 types to choose from|
Marina Bay Link Mall
|Boon Tat Street|
In my opinion, Aloha Poke is yummier. Below is a picture of my poke bowl from A Poke Theory.
Aloha Poke (Amoy Street)
92 Amoy Street Singapore 069911
Lunch Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner Mon to Sat: 5.30pm – Late
Closed on Sun and Public Holidays
+65 6221 6165
Aloha Poke (Marina Bay Link Mall)
8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-46 Singapore 018984
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 8pm
Closed on Sat, Sun and Public Holidays
+ 65 6634 0730
A Poke Theory
27 Boon Tat Street Singapore 069623
Weekdays / 11AM – 6PM
Saturdays / 11AM – 4PM