Last year we reported that The Poké Co, Cape Town’s first dedicated poké bar, would be popping up at events and be available for online ordering in. Since then, other eateries like Hokey Poke and Bowls on Bree have joined the fray, but this week The Poké Co finally unveiled its physical restaurant on Loop Street.
The menu features six signature bowls (available in two sizes), a poké burrito, and two sides. Try The Charlie Tuna (R80/R105), comprising shoyu tuna, mango or melon, cucumber, carrots, red onion, toasted macadamia nuts and a dressing, or go for The Windward (R85/R110), which includes spicy tuna, cucumber, edamame, avo, pickled ginger, shredded nori and a dressing. If you’re vegan, opt for The Garden Gate (R60/R85), which comes with shoyu tofu, cucumber, edamame, avo, carrots, pickled beetroot, toasted coconut flakes and a dressing. Choose from dressings like shoyu, ponzu, ginger ponzu, Hawaiian Heat, creamy togarashi, creamy wasabi and miso tahini. Sides include sea-salted edamame beans and a wakame salad.
You can also build your own bowl (R45/R65). Choose a base (sticky rice, kale or red cabbage, or pay extra for brown rice or quinoa) and a protein, top with four fruit or vegetables, then add a sauce and some crunch, and you’re ready to go. The poké burrito (R40/R70) comes filled with salmon, tuna, chicken, tofu or veg.
Visit The Poké Co on 90 Loop Street, from 11am to 9.30pm, Monday to Sunday.