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Posted by vergizo on 12/13/2008
This restaurant is simply amazing. All I can say is that when I am not there I WANT to be there! I always crave their sushi. And I love the BYOB aspect, makes it very fun and brings down the cost of the check allowing us to order more food!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/12/2008
I can't stand seeing a negative review at the top. Poke is by far one of the best sushi places in the city. The fish is always fresh and they're willing to make everything you order exactly to your liking. There's a reason why 90% of the patrons are repeat customers. Don't listen to the guy who calls this place pathetic. They obviously have a hidden agenda. This place is a gem on the UES.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/30/2008
Everyone living in Manhattan knows that there are hundreds of random sushi places, all with the same menu and more or less the same quality. These places are fine for delivery sushi but not much else. As far as the food's concerned, poke is merely one of these middle of the road places that would be good place to use for call-out, only they are the only sushi place on the upper eastside that doesn't deliver. That's not all they don't take credit cards, they're closed for lunch, and THEY DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS! The one good thing they do have, but still doesn't justify the hype or wait, is the salmon truffle roll. And for two people, excluding drinks, costs about $200. I figured out why people like it. Eating at poke is just such a process. You have to either go in at 6 pm or wait up to 1 hour and 45 minutes outside, which many people do. You hear how great it is, you see the crowd waiting willingly for incredible amounts of time, you yourself join the wait, and finally when you get in that this must be the best sushi in the city. That in addition to the fact you don't know a thing about sushi, and the fact that it's not bad merely ok, makes you believe that it is a legitimate sushi restaurant, which would be a funny notion if it weren't so pathetic.
Posted by Sad Sam on 10/23/2008
I really don't like being told that I have to order a certain amount of money's-worth of food, but if you don't mind that, then the food is good. I'm a vegetarian though, and there was ONE role on the menu that was vegetarian. I like the BYOB aspect, it's fun, but our service was pretty poor. We all felt rushed, like they were trying to get us out so they could close the place down. And why no credit cards?! Seems like a hastle to me, not all it's cracked up to be. I've had just as good sushi at other east side places.
Posted by JT on 08/26/2008
We have been Poke fans for two years now and can't say enough about the quality of sushi there. Each time we try a new sushi restaurant We can't seem to find a sushi place that tops Poke. Yes, it's small...but with too many tables in a restaurant the chef's rush to make hundreds of orders at once. Here, you know they are taking their time and making each roll delicious. If you want consistently amazing sushi, this is your place!
Posted by Alyssa on 07/29/2008
This is the BEST sushi place I have found so far on the Upper East. The fish is so fresh and the menu is creative. The best part is, it's BYO! The sushi is priced a little higher than your average sushi place, but if you plan to drink, it more than equals out when you can bring your own adult beverage of choice. Wish they had some non fish items on the menu so I could bring my boyfriend. He hates fish :-(
Posted by khurram khan on 07/09/2008
Very good Japenese food. However very noisy, plus sit very close to other people if only party of 2. Will recommend, but dont know if u wanna just relax as it is noisy.