It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, but Splash Poke was so good that it deserves a shoutout. For those of you who don’t know what poke is, poke, (pronounced poh-keh, although I like to pronounce it as po-key), is essentially a raw fish salad served as an entree or appetizer which originated in Hawaii.
I was excited to see the poke trend come to Edmonton after seeing countless videos and photos of it on social media. Splash Poke is the first restaurant in Edmonton dedicated to solely serving Poke. Their official grand opening was today at 5 PM, but I had the opportunity to attend their “Private Media & Blogger Preview Lunch” today. The interior itself is small with approximately 6 small tables, perfect for anyone who’s looking to grab a quick bite or takeout.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Splash Poke’s Media Lunch to try their poke bowls before it’s opened to the public. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I chose one of the splash favourites just to be safe. Everything is included in this, so it seemed to be the best choice. You are also required to choose one of the bases or half of each. I got half brown rice and half salad. The key to having a successful poke bowl is having fresh fish. Luckily, the fish was incredibly fresh and practically melted in my mouth with each bite. This bowl came with two scoops of protein which filled up half the bowl. The imitation shredded crab meat was a little too salty for my liking and same with the sauce, especially when it got soaked into my rice. I’ll have to remember to get half a serving of sauce next time.
The prices are based on the amount of protein you want. One scoop is $9.95, double scoop is $13.95, and triple scoop is $15.95. The rest is pretty self explanatory. The pre-made splash favourites each come with double scoops of protein. I think the pricing is a little off with one scoop being $9.95 then adding another scoop would be an extra $4. They also offer mochi ice cream for dessert. I’d definitely be grabbing some of those next time.
The poke bowls are delicious and fresh. It has a great atmosphere and friendly staffs. The only downside is the tall glass panel that acts as a barrier from you and the ingredients that make the poke bowls. This makes it very difficult to communicate with the staff and getting your order correct. If you’ve never had a poke bowl before then this is your chance! Don’t take my word for it, try it out yourself.
10079 109 Street, AB T5J 0J7