PSA: I may have found my favorite poke place in San Diego!!
Growing up in OC, I remember when poke first started hitting the food scene, with places like Pokinometry popping up and sushi burritos being the whole craze. Nowadays there’s even the poke donut. Since coming to college in San Diego, there have been quite the number of poke places opening up all over the place, so I’ve had my fair share of poke in the past couple of years. I was never too big a fan of sushi burritos, since the portions are just too much in my opinion and I feel like the amount of rice to fish ratio is just off. Poke bowls, however, are just more enjoyable, especially without having to worry about rice falling out of the thin seaweed wrapper and getting too messy to eat.
Poke One N Half is definitely one of my top favorite places to go to poke, mainly because of its portion sizes. For the base, I like to do half brown rice and half salad. You also get add-ons, with no extra charge for avocado, which is a huge +1 in my book, especially because I’m a huge avocadohead. You can choose from avocado, imitation crab, cucumber, white onion, or all. Obviously I go with all.
You can select from a variety of fresh fish-my go-to’s are usually spicy tuna and salmon, which I feel you can never really go wrong with. I’m not a big fan of raw scallops or octopus so I usually just stick to these two.
I think in comparison to other poke places I’ve been to, Poki One N Half doesn’t offer as wide of a selection of sauces, but their poke sauces and ponzu sauces usually suffice. I don’t like raw eggs/masago, so I never add that in my sushi or add it as toppings, but all of their other toppings are pretty good. I love adding seaweed salad because it just gives the poke bowls that extra flavor and it’s super refreshing.
Poki One N Half
8055 Armour St
San Diego, CA 92111