This is a favorite Hawaiian inspired spot amongst Capetonians. While the guests can choose from a wide variety of ingredients to create their own poke bowls, the restaurant has also the standard bowls that are bursting with flavor.
The food is fresh and bursting with flavor. A tofu salad or edamame beans with lime and furikake are great choices in the starter menu.
In a cold winter afternoon in Cape Town and hokey poke has just introduced their winter warm bowls. In this menu, the brisket bowl is just the thing to go for. The Korean style warm brisket has been slow cooked to perfection and served with a base of your choice, then pickled cucumber and a lime wedge are also part of the dish, they cut through the richness of the brisket. Guests can also swop brisket with grilled tofu and mushrooms for a vegetarian option.
Other than this, guests can from the variety of preselected bowls such as the lucky 7 which has prawns, seasonal fruit, avocado, radish, edamame beans, pistachio, mint and coriander. Over summer there are lots of fresh bowls to choose from
The dessert is literally a coconut flan this particular day. The flan is creamy and more-ish. A delicate sweet coconut cream flavor that has a slight cooked milk touch topped with toasted coconut flakes, maraschino cherries and a lime wedge.
Hokey Poke now has their liquor license and there is a small selection of wines such as the Usana pinot grigio. There are also spirits and some craft beers to choose from. Otherwise for those after a virgin drink besides your soft drinks, the Duchess virgin gin and tonic 0% is good to go.
The service is quick, welcoming and well informed.
A small space that is accentuated by mirrors to appear a little bit bigger. It’s warm and vibey in winter. White tiled table tops, plants hanging and some long sharing table’s gives a spin of modern vibes.
The food preparation area is over the counter and guests can see their food being made.
On-trend Hawian food.
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