A Raw Deal: The Insiders’ Scoop On Poke Across O.C.




Spin Poke & Grill, Anaheim, $9.95

Also offered: grilled meats and seafood for custom‑built bowls; brown sushi rice, fresh pineapple, squid salad, tofu, and tamago (egg)

Three chef‑composed signature bowls

Aloha Poke Co., Costa Mesa, $11.50 (medium)

Spanking-new shop with sashimi-grade fish delivered daily, generous options for vegans, and
a wall of dashboard hula girls

Grab a shrimp-packed rice ball the size of a billiard, $3.75.

Calipoke, Costa Mesa, $9.25

First‑class cubed fish (yellowtail! octopus!) atop a base of rice,
chips, or salad, with impressive sauces: yuzu pepper, roasted jalapeno, and spicy house

No annoying upcharge for avocado or seaweed salad

North Shore Poke Co., various locations,

O.G. Hawaiian formula with chunky ahi and salmon poke
in seven premixed recipes;
rice or cucumber bases; any
or all of eight free extras

$1 island upgrades—kukui nut, mango, blue crab

Poke Haus, Westminster, $9

Humble shop where servers assemble beautiful bowls full
of style. Loyal customers don’t let the cramped parking or scant
seating deter them

For heat, try the aloha sauce spiked with fresh ginger and jalapeno.

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