Hokey Poke (City Bowl)

5 Reviews
Asian, Health food, Seafood
Phone Number 0214224382 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 12noon to 9pm; Sundays closed


Menu - Menu not currently available


R130 avg main meal
Asian, Health food, Seafood
R130 avg main meal
Bar scene, Business meetings, Groups, Quick meals
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Cocktails, Dinner, Eat Out reviewed, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Takeaways, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Thulisa Martins

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.

Best for...
On-trend Hawian food.


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User reviews

5 Reviews
    A year down the road and Hokey Poke are still hip and happening with food that is still a breath of fresh in a space that is often staid and out of ideas. their food remains amazing cheeky and fresh. If you want somewhere to go that is unique on fronts, Hokey Poke is calling you.
    I haven't stopped thinking about the Poke bowl I had two months ago. The food is crazy delicious and healthy, the vibe is awesome and the service is fantastic. The portions are filling and the prices are worth the explosion of tastes. Hokey Poke is a must!
    It is bizarre that anyone would bother to go here twice. To say the food is average would be a compliment, I am concerned that the so called trendy crowd in Cape Town have got such low standards. What a let down.
    The food was a welcome change from my normal not so healthy fast food option. I had the diced Tuna option 1 on a bed of sticky rice and seaweed and other additions that was really tasty and healthy. I felt good after the meal and full of energy. The décor in the space has a clever twist to it and I highly recommend paying them a visit.

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