Fishing to find the best poke bowls in Sydney? We’ve just made lunchtime easier.

It’s the cuisine sweeping the shores of this great nation, all the way from the Hawaiian Islands. Poke (pronounced poh-kay¬†and spelt without the hyphenated e according to this chef) is essentially a seafood salad mix in a bowl, which is a staple in Hawaii. If you love sushi, you will adore poke! And if you’re in Sydney, there is a fine selection of places serving these wonderful concoctions. So, fish lovers, are you ready to get your poke on?

Here’s our pick of the best poke bowls in Sydney of 2023:

<strong>Finn Poke</strong>
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Finn Poke

Finn Poke started as a quaint little restaurant in Byron Bay and has since stretched out to Queensland and now into the Sydney CBD. This slice of paradise will allow poke lovers to build their own bowl or pick a signature poke dish from the menu. And while your there, give your sweet tooth a healthy kick with their fresh-mixed juices.

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1 Macquarie Pl, Sydney, NSW 2000
<strong>Fish Bowl</strong>
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Fish Bowl

Fish Bowl exploded onto the Sydney food scene in 2016, so much so that after building 11 uniquely-designed stores here, they’re now expanding into Melbourne. A particular unique trait in most of their stores is their cashless transactions, making your takeaway experience quick and easy. We recommend the Miso Salmon, with seared salmon on a bed of cabbage salad.

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<strong>Poke Bros</strong>
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Poke Bros

Get out of the city and into the ‘burbs’, especially with regard to poke! Poke Bros was founded through a shared love for Japanese and Hawaiian food, and they serve up some tasty bowls in the west of Sydney. We heartily recommend the Poke Prawn signature bowl, with cooked prawns, brown rice, kimchi, cucumber, pickled carrots and radish, corn, fried garlic and cream cheese. Or make your own!

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Shop 15/180 Railway Pde, Cabramatta, NSW 2166
<strong>Salmon & Bear</strong>
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Salmon & Bear

Salmon and Bear specialises in all things seafood, from fish curries to prawn cocktails, to seafood tacos and even poke bowls. They may not have a wide variety or a build-yourself collection of poke bowls, but they have been added to this list for a reason. That reason is for how good they sound and how amazing they taste. Go for the salmon poke bowl, with poke crunch, soy and sesame dressing, corn salsa, avocado and coconut basmati rice.

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Shop5/105 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest, NSW 2065

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This article was first published by Hunter and Bligh on July 01 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on September 06 2023.