It’s no secret that poké* has taken the world – including Cape Town – by storm, with a wave of new restaurants popping up all over the Mother City. But there’s one spot in particular that, we think, knocks the chopsticks off all the others. If you’ve not already eaten there, let us introduce you to The Poké Co in Sea Point.
Following the success of its Loop Street branch, the company’s 32-year-old founder, Andrew Flanagan, decided to open a second store inside the buzzing Point Mall in Sea Point.
Pretty in pink, the pastel-hued shop has salmon-pink walls with accents of teal giving it a Hawaiian-beach-café vibe.
(And make sure you phones are charged, because the bowls are as Insta-worthy as the decor.) And they taste even better! Let’s just say, we were bowled over by the fast, fresh, healthy goodness of every single bite!
While the order of the day is of course the popular poké bowls – generously filled to the brim with fresh ingredients – The Poké Co also does sweet, savoury, and everything in between. We’re talking smoothie bowls, health breakfast bowls, homemade cold-pressed juices, hot cuppas, signature soft-serve ice cream, and even sushi-rittos (a burrito-sized sushi creation), all of which are created in-house by a passionate team of friendly staff.
The signature bowls, namely The Leeward, The Charlie Tuna, The Undercurrent, The Windward, The Garden Gate, and The Tiger Bowl are all firm favourites, but if you’re feeling creative you can also make your own in just a few easy steps.
- Simply select your choice of base: sticky rice, kale and red cabbage, glass noodles, brown rice or quinoa
- Then decide on your protein: fresh salmon, tuna, tofu, prawn or shredded chicken,
- Finally, select which tasty toppings and delectable dressings you’d like.
We also tucked into the out-of-this world tuna poké nachos from the summer menu, and they were to-die-for!
The Poké Co also runs monthly specials, so keep an eye out for those when you next visit. Actually, whatever you choose, you won’t leave disappointed – or hungry.
Poké* – a deconstructed raw-fish salad hailing from Hawaii