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12 Places to Get Poke in the Twin Cities

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Spring is in full force in the Twin Cities with summer well on its way. If you're looking for a lighter menu option that is still very satisfying, your best bet just may be a bowl of poke. Poke (pronounced POK-kay) means "cut piece" and is a Hawaiian staple made by combining sushi-grade raw fish (typically ahi tuna) with a soy sauce, seaweed, and sesame oil and then served on rice with avocado, pickled veggies, and other fixings. The fast-casual concept of poke or poke bowls is a growing trend nationally and is starting to catch on here in the Twin Cities.

Whether you're brand new to this dish or you're a poke pro, here now are a dozen places around town listed in geographical order to get your poke fix.

Did we miss your favorite poke place? Want to see a list of your absolute favorite dish? Let us know in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. SotaRoll

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2935 Girard Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408
SotaRol has many bowl options, not just sushi burritos. It's your choice of tuna or salmon poke with cucumber, shallots, nori strips, avocado, and sesame seeds served over rice. As always what you won't find at SotaRol is MSG, peanuts, hormones, or dyes.

2. Obento-Ya

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1510 Como Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-1432
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Take a break from the bento boxes at Obento-Ya for a poke bowl. It's a very traditional and delicious bowl filled with marinated, cubed tuna sashimi with house poke sauce served over sushi rice with all the fixings.

3. The Rabbit Hole

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920 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 208-0428
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Thomas Kim's Korean-fusion spot in the Midtown Global Market has their take on a poke bowl called Poke Mon. It's Hawaiian-style marinated salmon sashimi, with avocado, mango, and wakame served with a side of steamed rice.

4. Domo Gastro

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1032 3rd Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 200-8946
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Northeast's Asian gastro pub Domo Gastro has you covered with three options for your poke bowl: salmon, escolar (white tuna), or traditional tuna. All come with sushi rice, house pickles, and slaw.

5. Sushi Fix

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862 Lake St E
Wayzata, MN 55391
(952) 473-1364
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The Hawaiian-inspired tuna poki at Wayzata's Sushi Fix is simply marinated tuna and avocado as a starter. Follow up with a shot-ski with Chef Billy.

6. Mill Valley Kitchen

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3906 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(952) 358-2000
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California-inspired cuisine Mill Valley Kitchen off Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park has a poke tuna dish on its menu. It's a deconstructed salad of sorts with poke-style marinated ahi tuna, avocado, and butter lettuce.

7. Origami Uptown

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1354 Lagoon Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 223-8666
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More of a starter and less of a bowl is the poke at Origami. You can get either fresh cubed ahi tuna seasoned with pa’akai (Hawaiian salt), ugo nori seaweed with chopped onion, scallion, garlic, and sesame seeds or the yellowfin tuna mixed with garlic, onions, ugo nori, sesame oil, and sea salt.

8. moto-i

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2940 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 821-6262
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The LynLake sake brewery and restaurant with a rad rooftop patio offers a seasonally rotating sashimi bowls which may include marinated ahi or toro, candied ginger, sushi rice, nori, with a side of ponzu.

9. Kyatchi

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3758 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 236-4429
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Kyatchi's version is not technically a poke bowl but it's pretty close, worth noting, and totally sustainable as always. The bincho don bun is seasoned albacore served over rice with shiso leaf and nori.

10. Crave Restaurant

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825 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 332-1133
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If you're looking for a mulitude of bowl options, go to one of the Craves around town. You'll find a traditional bowl of ahi tuna tossed with ginger, sesame, and soy sauces served on a bed of sushi rice and spring greens, finished with fresh sliced avocado, chili oil, green onions, and sesame seeds. Or try the tropical bowl with ahi tuna, mango, and avocado in a ginger honey soy sauce.

11. PinKU Japanese

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20 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 584-3167
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PinKU in Northeast offers up authentic Japanese-inspired food including the "tuna pok". It's marinated tuna with radish, avocado, jalapeño, cucumber, and green onions.

12. JK's TABLE

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7401 Metro Blvd
Edina, MN 55439
Over in Edina you can grab the Poke Don Go from JK's Table which is a weekday breakfast and lunch venue offering sushi, Asian bowls, and a diverse selection of sandwiches. At JK's you can get a traditional poke bowl with marinated tuna and avocado, mango, spring mix, cucumber, and sesame seeds served over sushi rice.

1. SotaRoll

2935 Girard Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408
SotaRol has many bowl options, not just sushi burritos. It's your choice of tuna or salmon poke with cucumber, shallots, nori strips, avocado, and sesame seeds served over rice. As always what you won't find at SotaRol is MSG, peanuts, hormones, or dyes.
2935 Girard Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408

2. Obento-Ya

1510 Como Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Take a break from the bento boxes at Obento-Ya for a poke bowl. It's a very traditional and delicious bowl filled with marinated, cubed tuna sashimi with house poke sauce served over sushi rice with all the fixings.
1510 Como Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

3. The Rabbit Hole

920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Thomas Kim's Korean-fusion spot in the Midtown Global Market has their take on a poke bowl called Poke Mon. It's Hawaiian-style marinated salmon sashimi, with avocado, mango, and wakame served with a side of steamed rice.
920 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407

4. Domo Gastro

1032 3rd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Northeast's Asian gastro pub Domo Gastro has you covered with three options for your poke bowl: salmon, escolar (white tuna), or traditional tuna. All come with sushi rice, house pickles, and slaw.
1032 3rd Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

5. Sushi Fix

862 Lake St E, Wayzata, MN 55391
The Hawaiian-inspired tuna poki at Wayzata's Sushi Fix is simply marinated tuna and avocado as a starter. Follow up with a shot-ski with Chef Billy.
862 Lake St E
Wayzata, MN 55391

6. Mill Valley Kitchen

3906 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
California-inspired cuisine Mill Valley Kitchen off Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park has a poke tuna dish on its menu. It's a deconstructed salad of sorts with poke-style marinated ahi tuna, avocado, and butter lettuce.
3906 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416

7. Origami Uptown

1354 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
More of a starter and less of a bowl is the poke at Origami. You can get either fresh cubed ahi tuna seasoned with pa’akai (Hawaiian salt), ugo nori seaweed with chopped onion, scallion, garlic, and sesame seeds or the yellowfin tuna mixed with garlic, onions, ugo nori, sesame oil, and sea salt.
1354 Lagoon Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

8. moto-i

2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
The LynLake sake brewery and restaurant with a rad rooftop patio offers a seasonally rotating sashimi bowls which may include marinated ahi or toro, candied ginger, sushi rice, nori, with a side of ponzu.
2940 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

9. Kyatchi

3758 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Kyatchi's version is not technically a poke bowl but it's pretty close, worth noting, and totally sustainable as always. The bincho don bun is seasoned albacore served over rice with shiso leaf and nori.
3758 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409

10. Crave Restaurant

825 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402
If you're looking for a mulitude of bowl options, go to one of the Craves around town. You'll find a traditional bowl of ahi tuna tossed with ginger, sesame, and soy sauces served on a bed of sushi rice and spring greens, finished with fresh sliced avocado, chili oil, green onions, and sesame seeds. Or try the tropical bowl with ahi tuna, mango, and avocado in a ginger honey soy sauce.
825 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402

11. PinKU Japanese

20 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
PinKU in Northeast offers up authentic Japanese-inspired food including the "tuna pok". It's marinated tuna with radish, avocado, jalapeño, cucumber, and green onions.
20 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

12. JK's TABLE

7401 Metro Blvd, Edina, MN 55439
Over in Edina you can grab the Poke Don Go from JK's Table which is a weekday breakfast and lunch venue offering sushi, Asian bowls, and a diverse selection of sandwiches. At JK's you can get a traditional poke bowl with marinated tuna and avocado, mango, spring mix, cucumber, and sesame seeds served over sushi rice.
7401 Metro Blvd
Edina, MN 55439

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