Where to Get Poke Bowls in Metro Detroit

Sample the beloved Hawaiian dish at one of these seven spots
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Poke bowls — the popular Hawaiian dish that consists of diced raw fish served over rice and topped with vegetables — is an ultra-customizable way to enjoy the freshness and flavor of sushi. For a taste of the aloha state without the pricey airfare, check out one of these local spots.

Kaku Sushi & Poke

Kaku’s two locations offer made-to-order poke bowls with a variety of bases and mix-ins. The menu features unique toppings such as wasabi tobiko, a flying fish roe, and three different types of seaweed. Diners can also grab rolled sushi, nigiri, and organic miso soup. Kaku Sushi & Poke; 869 W. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills; 248-480-4785; and 126 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-885-8631; kakusushipoke.com

Poke Poke

This popular local chain offers highly customizable poke bowls, allowing diners to choose from 10 different proteins and 14 different mix-ins. If that seems a little intimidating, try a signature bowl and allow the pros at Poke Poke to do the mixing and matching for you. The popular Spicy Tuna Crunch bowl comes loaded with freshly diced tuna, cucumber, jalapeno, red onion, avocado, tempura flakes, and spicy mayo. Poke Poke; multiple locations; eatpokepoke.com

Poke Fish

If you’re seeking a new spin on the poke craze, head to Poke Fish for a poke sushi burrito. Your choice of base, protein, and toppings are wrapped up in a warm tortilla, making for a perfectly portable snack. Poke Fish also offers traditional poke bowls along with light Japanese fare including miso soup, gyoza, tempura, and ramen. Poke Fish; multiple locations; poke.fish

Ahi Poke and Grill

This family-owned Hawaiian and Japanese restaurant offers creative takes on the traditional poke bowl, including a vegan version that utilizes diced, roasted beets in place of raw fish. Don’t leave without trying the eatery’s popular imitation crab salad, which features freshly sliced avocado and a spicy, house-made aioli dressing. Ahi Poke and Grill; 37104 Six Mile Road, Livonia; 734-237-8199; ahi-poke-and-grill.square.site

Edo Ramen

While ramen is the focus at this Royal Oak eatery, the poke options shouldn’t be overlooked. The signature poke bowl comes with a choice of tuna or salmon and is topped with tempura bits, Japanese pickles, and seaweed salad. Diners can dress their bowls in spicy mayo, soy sauce and sesame oil, or a creamy wasabi dressing. Dining in? Be sure to check out the spot’s unique beverage menu, which features authentic Japanese beer, saké, and spirits. Edo Ramen House, 4313 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak; 248-556-5775; edoramenhouse.com

Yuki Hibachi & Poke Sushi

Longing to try a poke bowl, but want something other than raw fish? Customize a bowl at this Clinton Township sushi spot, which offers diners the ability to substitute grilled chicken, fried tofu, or shrimp tempura for raw fish. An extensive sushi and hibachi menu is also available. Yuki Hibachi and Poke Sushi, 43289 Garfield Road, Clinton Township; 586-229-2811; yukihibachipokesushi.com

UwU Sushi

This Rochester Hills Asian fusion spot serves up creative takes on traditional Hawaiian, Japanese, and Korean fare. Try a Magma Bowl, which is sprinkled with Flaming Hot Cheetos, or a Veggie Delight Bowl, featuring lotus chips, seaweed salad, and fried sweet potatoes. Round out your meal with a selection from the inventive appetizer menu, which includes poke nachos, sushi towers, furikake fries, and more. UwU Sushi, 147 W. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills; 248-266-2003; uwusushi.business.site