Arizona Eats Food & Drink

Poke, NOT Poki

It seems like one of the more popular ‘food trends’ of this year is the poke bowl. Growing up in Hawai’i poke was a food staple and when I first moved to the mainland, it was really hard finding a place that serves poke so it’s kind of weird seeing it take off as a new trend.

IMG_4434The menu.

While in Arizona, we went to lunch at Ahi Poki Bowl in Scottsdale. As trendy as it is, there are definitely no complaints here. Ahi Poki was like the Chipotle of Poki – pick your starch, fish, and toppings and you’ve got your very own poke bowl. My only gripe about this place – I cannot for the life of me understand why they spell it with an ‘i’ and not an ‘e.’ Poke (pronounced poh-kay) is actually the Hawaiian word for cut or slice, but since the bowl was so satisfying and I haven’t found a place in Dallas that serves poke yet, I guess I can pretend like I didn’t see that. How amazing does this bowl look doe? Tuna and salmon over white rice with avocado, seaweed salad, tobiko (fish eggs), cucumber, sesame seeds, crab salad, and furikake. [insert emoji with tongue hanging out]

Ahi Poki Bowl
2905 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

By Roxy

Roxy is a millennial minority woman in tech and first time mom. Born and raised in Hawai'i, she currently resides in the DFW Texas area with her husband and daughter.