Aloha! Mahalo Poké is serving up Hawaiian and Japanese inspired bowls. Poke is a new Melbourne food trend, although it’s been consumed the sunshine state of Hawaii for hundreds of years. Put simply, it’s raw fish diced into large pieces. In the case of Mahalo Poke, the protein is served in big bowls with fresh ingredients and interesting toppings. (Volcanic ponzu or wasabi mayo, anyone?)
The meals are flavourful and won’t break the bank. While most of the signature bowls feature various versions of poke (tuna, salmon, and kingfish) there is also a vegetarian and chicken option for the non-fish fans. All of the bowls include healthy additions such as purple cabbage, pineapple and zucchini.
Plus patrons can select from four different bases – brown rice, soba noodles, jasmine rice, or trendy superfood – kale. In addition to the Instagramable poke bowls receiving thumbs up, the edamame with miso butter turned out to be a surprise crowd pleaser among my tablemates too.
The venue rocks casual summer fun vibes with a bright white and cheerful pink paint job. In addition to the seats inside, there is also a large picnic table on the corner for soaking up the sunny rays and people watching on Swan Street.
Enjoy the extended summer weather this season with some fresh food inspired the by sunshine state at Mahalo Poké.
Jenny S. loves food and adventures. When she’s not attending live shows, you can find her sampling the latest craft beer or sipping a creative cocktail.
77 Swan St.
Richmond VIV 3121