Raw fish has been popular in the states for many years, but the best known form of it is likely sushi, a Japanese specialty that has taken off and can be found in nearly every neighborhood in the United States. Still popular, but slightly less known, is the Hawaiian Poke, which is cut raw fish, usually in cubes or slices that is commonly paired with fresh veggies and rice.
Poke bowls are all the rage in the hip cuisine scene across America and you'll quickly fall in love with the cold and firm texture and fresh flavor of Poke fish, as well as the layers of delicious ingredients that are to be discovered under the initial topping of fish.
Whether you're familiar with Poke or not, here are 15 mighty independent Poke bowl restaurants that will blow your socks off.
1245 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80218
You'll swoon over the brightly colored Poke bowls at this bar.
8101 E. Belleview Ave., Denver, CO 80237
PokeCity offers incredibly tasty Poke bowls, filled with all sorts of veggies and seasonings.
2563 15th St., Denver, CO 80211
Ohana Island Kitchen is a relaxed dining space where you'll love the lively flavors.
110 16th St., Denver, CO 80202
PokeBowl's portion sizes are large and you won't be disappointed by the delicious pairings of ingredients in each dish.
1550 Platte St., Denver, CO 80202
If you enjoy make-your-own dishes, Denver Poke Co. is for you.
1128 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246
PokeCity's other location features ice cream macaron sandwiches to help wash down your Poke bowls.
2420 17th St., Denver, CO 80202
Poke House's motto is "keepin' it real," a statement that they take very seriously in every dish.
900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
s'ONO! has lovely chunks of high-quality fish that never tastes anything less than freshly caught.
208 E. Seventh Ave., Denver, CO 80203
Sushi Cup features both sushi and Poke bowls that are delicious and will have you asking for more.
216 16th St., Denver, CO 80202
Fresh and delightfully tasty, you will enjoy every bite at PokeCity Downtown.
Denver, CO 80205
This bright food truck will grab your attention as the dishes will grab your appetite.
2449 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
Poke, Asian fusion, seafood -- you name it, they have it.
1660 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80264
Understated though it may be, Poke 303 is not to be missed.
1520 Stout St., Denver, CO 80202
You'll appreciate the affordable prices and laid-back environment at Poke Club.
1590 Little Raven St., Denver, CO 80202
Menya-Lohi specializes in Poke and ramen, among other Asian specialties.