How Did Poké Bowls Become So Popular?

So, how exactly have poké bowls become so popular these days? It seems like over the past 10 years that the Hawaiian fast-casual style has been a big favorite of savvy restaurant patrons. We’d like to discuss why and show how it’s no temporary fad – poké bowls are here to stay!

How Did Poke Bowls Become So Popular

Poké – One of the Healthiest Trends in the Restaurant Business

Poké comes from ancient Hawaiian fishermen who caught fresh fish, cut them into chunks, and mixed them with whatever veggies and fruit they could find. Out on the ocean, this included items like seaweed, which is amazingly nutritious and a part of our poké bowl offerings.

Poké bowls have come a long way since their humble beginnings in pre-colonial Hawaii. The most common centerpiece is tuna or salmon, but they come with literally dozens of other complementary ingredients. Also, if you’re one of those who likes to know the calories, carbs, and protein in your meals, you can determine all of that with our handy nutritional calculator.

Poké Bowls – Highly Customizable & Fun

It’s all those other great items that really draw out the fun and novelty of Island Fin Poké’s favorite dish. This is just a small sampling of what you can do with a poké bowl.

  • Base: White Rice, Brown Rice, or Spring Mix
  • Protein (the best part): Salmon, Tuna, Octopus, Chicken, Spam, Shrimp, and more.
  • Mix-Ins: Edamame, Corn, Og Veggies, Jalapenos, and more.
  • Marinating Sauces: Wicked Wahine, Island Fin Fire, Ponzu, and more.
  • Toppings: Chili Flakes, Crispy Garlic, Spicy Pickled Veggies, Furikake, and more.
  • Finishing Sauces: Avocado Cream, Togarashi, Ono Ono, Wasabi Cream, and Jamaican Cream
  • Premium Toppings: Avocado, Surimi, Macadamia Nuts, and Masago.

When you walk into our restaurant, you’ll get to choose from ingredients like these, and we prepare them right in front of you, fast-casual style.

Island Fin Poké Gives You Massive Convenience

You can eat with us in person and enjoy our quick, a la carte preparation method. There’s also a convenient way to order online for carryout in Downers Grove. We get all orders ready within 10-15 minutes.

It’s for all these reasons (and more) that you’ll want to find out what’s all the fuss around poké bowls. They’re healthy, fun, customizable, and you don’t need to wait an hour to get them. Come see us soon to verify for yourself.

Island Fin Poké Downers Grove is one of the dozens of franchised Island Fin Poké locations across 14 states from Arizona to New York. Business is great because people love Hawaiian-style seafood and our commitment to speedy and careful customer service. If you have questions about any of our poké menu items, feel free to get in touch with us any day of the week at (630) 324-6110.