Fitzroy’s Poke King have just dropped their new menu with some of Melbourne’s best and most exciting poke bowls.
Food: Flame Bowl, Poke Bowl, Sweet Potato Fries
From lovely owner Phil, and creative Chef Mark Ferdinand Tan, Poke King have launched some fresh new bowls just in time for Winter. @louloulovesfood went along to their Fitzroy based store to give them a try.
Inside the store is cosy and bright with some fab wall art – so fitting for the local environment and a nice place to enjoy a quick lunch. As well as the poke bowls, they offer wraps and rolls too – and some mighty delicious sweet potato fries. As for the Poke Bowls themselves, there’s an extensive set menu, and then a build your own option if you still can’t find the perfect fit.
Mark combines Japanese culture and Hawaiian tradition to develop his creative bowls, and one of the things we loved was the option to torch your sashimi; ideal for those of you who don’t love raw fish, but also great to give the dish a little warmth as we move into the colder months. In addition, it’s also just kind of cool for them to torch your fish in front of you. However, while you’ll miss out on the cool flame torch experience, there are lots of dedicated vegetarian and vegan bowls – the vast majority of their menu is gluten free too.
The bowls were huge, with tons of fresh ingredients and generous sauce toppings – definitely some of the best Poke Bowls we’ve enjoyed. We paired them with a couple of their fresh smoothies and some of the aforementioned, amazing sweet potato fries for a delicious, yet health conscious, lunch time feast.
Address: 385 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Mon 11:00am to 9:00pm
Tue 11:00am to 9:00pm
Wed 11:00am to 9:00pm
Thu 11:00am to 9:00pm
Fri 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sat 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sun 11:00am to 9:00pm
Parking: Parking can be a little tricky around that area, but there are usually a fair few street parks available, they just need a bit of looking for. There’s also several large carparks nearby.
Getting here on PT: It’s on the 11 tram route, alight at Leicester Street, and is probably an easy walk from most other local trams like the 86, or the 96 if you really wanted to.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Poke King, Fitzroy. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a restaurant won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.