Dining Discovery: Poke Kitchen
In recent years, the southern portion of East 14th Street has seen the addition of several new food establishments, from El Salvadorean bakeries to Filipino restaurants. The newest addition, Poke Kitchen, opened just a few months ago, and is already establishing a regular customer base.
As the name suggests, Poke Kitchen serves Hawaiian-style poke, generously and colorfully heaped in round bowls, with protein choices such as ahi tuna, hamachi, salmon, albacore, spicy tuna, shrimp, squid salad, or tofu. Considering the modest price, diners get a lot of bang (and flavor) for their buck. For diners not crazy about poke, Poke Kitchen also serves teriyaki and katsu plates with pork, chicken, and shrimp options.
Also in addition to poke, Poke Kitchen offers a considerable menu of sushi. The usual varieties are all there, including Godzilla rolls and Lion King rolls, and hand rolls are also available. Poke Kitchen keeps its menu simple, which of course means that greater care can be put into the individual dishes.
The restaurant is crisp and bright, and diners feel welcomed and taken care of, which contributes significantly to the complete dining experience. Poke Kitchen may be a hidden gem, so be sure to slow down between Blossom Way and 135th Avenue or you might miss it!
About Dining Discoveries: San Leandro’s restaurant scene is full of hidden gems, quirky hole-in-the-walls, and authentic ethnic foods. Dining Discoveries is a recurring feature on San Leandro Next designed to bring increased awareness to businesses that have been flying under the radar…and to help you find a great place to get dinner tonight.
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