Poke not sushi is the cool trend in Miami, Yelp says

Poke, not sushi, is what's cool in the realm of raw fish.
Poke, not sushi, is what's cool in the realm of raw fish.

You heard it here first! Sushi: out. Poke: in.

This Hawaiian delicacy has officially caught on in the Magic City, and it’s about time you give this raw seafood salad a try.

Yelp directs us to the spots that prove it’s not just a “West Coast thing” — Miami is on the poke map!



“Thank you Kuenko for giving us one of the most tasteful and unique bowls Miami has yet to unravel… Though we initially were determined to hunt for new poke spots in Miami, Kuenko has some of the best donburi I’ve had in a while.” Yelper Andy N. 


Doraku Sushi

“We ordered lychee martinis which were delicious. The ahi poke was great also, just a bit in the spicy side. The ambiance was energetic, young, and fun. Great place to go for a night out with friends, or even a date.” Yelper Angela C. 


My Ceviche

“I usually get the poke bowl which is ahi tuna, avocado, and a seaweed salad on top of coconut rice… What I love about this restaurant is that they aren’t stingy with fish or avocado. Generous portions.” Yelper Natasha K. 


Aoki Teppanyaki 

“Our server was really cool, he helped us choose from the menu and showed us their top sellers. My favorite was the Ahi poke — it was fresh and delicious… I can’t wait to come back and explore more from the menu.” Yelper Beatriz L.


Local Boy Poke

“I had the ahi tuna shoyu and asked for it to be with salmon instead. It was so good and so fresh. I really can’t wait to have it again. I live in Aventura and drove all the way down to Wynwood to finally have a taste of delicious poke again.” Yelper Vicki B.

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