Poke vs. Sushi: The Eternal Debate

It’s undeniable that the poke bowl has taken the world by storm as one of the most popular modern trends in fast food. Healthy, convenient, and made from fresh ingredients that promote heart health and are lacking in grease and fat, it’s easy to see why many are flocking to this dish that comes to the mainland by way of Hawaii. As popular as the dish has become, it almost seems that the population was pre-conditioned for its arrival with the popularity of another dish, sushi. Like the poke bowl, sushi is a dish that combines rice, vegetables, and fresh fish served raw. So, the question arises, which one is better? Well, let’s take a close look and find out.

Orlando Poke Bowls

Proportion Importance

One of the undeniable and attractive attributes regarding sushi is presentation. Raw fish, cut intricately and placed alongside a ball of rice wrapped is a leaf of seaweed—it looks wonderful and one can’t help but appreciate that craftsmanship that goes into one. Topped with wasabi or soy sauce makes for a bite that lacks nothing when it comes to flavor. Now, we can’t stress that word enough—bite. A person can’t survive on bites alone, and sometimes we want just a little bit more.

The poke bowl offers the same ingredients that make sushi appealing but allows for a more fulfilling meal that places emphasis on health and wellness. You can have all the greatness of a sushi roll; fish, rice, veggies, and a spicy (or not-so-spicy) kick, but served up in a bowl that can also include space for more additions. The poke bowl has surpassed the pizza in terms of its ability to be customized to your precise specifications. Besides, when was the last time you saw a sushi roll large enough to accommodate two types of protein?

On the Go Without the Roll

Considering the number of activities that we have to do on any given day, it’s easy to use terms like “busy” when describing it. We’re a people who are constantly on the go and don’t have nearly enough hours in our day to accommodate the type of schedules that we set for ourselves. While the sushi roll might be appetizing and look good, eating it on the go is just not feasible. When was the last time you heard of someone using a pair of chopsticks while driving? We certainly haven’t.

A poke bowl is packed with all the nutrients you need to help you get through your day, and it’s formulated for the person who’s constantly on the go. With sizable portions and the ability to be portable, it’s no wonder why the poke bowl is the fast-food item of the future.

Island Fin Poke

For the very best poke bowls, Island Fin Poke Lake Nona is the one location that serves as your one-stop poke shop. For directions, hours of operations, and a complete list of the many ingredients we offer, visit You can find us located at 7004 Tavistock Lakes Blvd #148 in Orlando. Stop in today!