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Posted by Anonymous on 02/15/2008
I like that the restaurant is BYO , has its benefits. The food is very good..better than Nobu in my opinion and comparable to Bond Street. Though small, tables turn slow to medium but it's worth the wait. The service, not so good... took 15 minutes for edameme, ...come on... But for the sushi, very good and the sashimi (salmon fab), tuna ok. I would definitely recommend a visit, armed with your own wine and some good company, it's a must try.
Posted by JetsFan85x on 02/09/2008
My girlfriend and I go to Poke as many times as we can (Practically once a week). What brings us back? Of course the food!! Every peice of sushi we've ever gotten here is fresh, and the combination specialty rolls by far exceed in taste other sushi places we have been to. (Trust me we've tried our fair share) While the service and decor does get ragged on realize that Poke is a very small neighborhood place, with ALOT of regulars (everyone seems to be around 25/26), so it does get crowded LIKE MOST NYC RESTAURANTS on the weekends. Poke has realized that size of their restaurant is a weakness so they even offer to take down your number and give you a call when your table is ready. (How many places do that?). All in all, the best sushi in town + a liberal BYOB policy (2 750ML bottles for 4 people) is the recipie for a great dining experience.
Posted by JW32Hoops on 12/24/2007
My wife and I come to Poke EVERY chance we get. We typically only get rolls, so if that's what you're looking for...you can't go wrong with Poke. Most of the "Specialty Rolls" are delicious. The service is always very friendly and attentive and the fact that it is BYOB...well, you gotta love that. We're big sushi fans and after having the rolls at Poke, we can barely eat sushi anywhere else...Poke is just that good.
Posted by Anna on 11/26/2007
My husband and I come here once a week and love it. The Sunrise Island is delicious as are the dumplings. My main reason for coming back are the seared scallop sushi and the truffle roll. They are simply amazing. Love that is BYOB - never had a problem with the two bottle minimum or that it can get pretty loud and cramped in the dining room. I prefer the sushi bar anyway. Go on Mondays or Tuesdays for less of a table wait and get the seared scallop sushi. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/11/2007
My husband and I decided to try Poke after we have heard about it from our friends. We walked in with an open mind. We sat next to a table who asked to waitress to open their sake and wine (since it is BYOB). The waitress then informed them that they can only open one bottle at a time. I thought that was weird. The sushi was fresh, but every roll we had was mushy. The fresh salmon was chopped up and mushy, the soft shell crab was also mushy. For $12 for a special roll you would expect a big roll, but it was 4 small pieces.
Posted by Poke food lover on 09/27/2007
I absolutely love the sushi at Poke, I try to go at least once a month (I try to like other sushi places, but i just don't like them as much ). The rolls are on the small side, but I actually like that better because it doesn't feel like you are stuffing an entire piece of raw fish in your mouth. That being said, it is almost impossible to get a seat there after 7:30, and they will kick you out of the table almost as soon as you are done paying. If that were to change, this place would be my favorite sushi place ever. Favorite roll = Dynamite roll
Posted by Anonymous on 08/18/2007
I've been to this place three times. Once at the old location and twice at the new one. I want to love this place because it's the practically the only BYOB on the UES, but I just don't. $25 for a sushi regular just seems like a lot considering how little you get. The rolls here are also extremely tiny. They just looks so unimpressive.