Chicago-based Aloha Poke Company has finally opened in Century City and Marina del Rey. Aloha's menu is similar to other poke bowl restaurants but has such fresh fish that I have say it's now my go-to! The LA
locations have unique menu items, exclusive to southern California like cilantro salad with mint and lime juice, rice balls, and shrimp with kelp noodles. Though I first ate at Aloha for a Yelp Elite event, it has become our neighborhood poke joint, beating
out Mainland by miles! From a tiny food stall in a train station, Aloha has expanded across the USA! Tuna is wild from the Pacific Ocean and is caught using sustainable practices. Salmon is farm-raised on the coastlines of Norway and Chile. It makes you feel
better about eating this clean, clear fish! Sauces are house-made too! So start your bowl by picking a size (8, 16, or 24 oz.) Choose a base, either mixed greens or rice, then pick your poke: ahi tuna, salmon, or tofu. You can get the poke marinated in sesame
+ shoyu (the fancy name for Japanese soy sauce!) or naked-simple and clean. The marinade is outstanding, so I'd suggest trying it. Next you can choose the Aloha Bowl with pineapple, cucumber, scallions jalepeno, Maui onion, and a sesame vinaigrette.
There is also a Crunch Bowl with jalepeno, cucumber, scallions, edamame, tobiko ( Japanese caviar), crunch, and spicy aioli + samurai (esentially a mayonnaise sauce). The third bowl is the Volcano with seaweed, edamame, jalepeno, Japanese ginger, tobiko, and
volcano sauce (a sweet, hot sauce). If none of these suit your fancy make your own bowl. Ingredients available for this are rice seasoning, cucumber, Maui onion, jalepeno, edamame, pineapple, scallions, avocado, tobiko, seaweed, ginger and crunch. Additional
sauces are Wasabi, Seasme Oil, and Yuzu Ranch. Enjoy the dashboard hula dancers too!
Aloha Poke Co. 4020 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey (310) 301-4074 Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m.-7:00