‘Sweet Poke’ serving sushi burritos and poke bowlsA restaurant with delicious food and kind employees
This restaurant gives customers an easy way to customize their food and have it done in a short amount of time. The employees were kind and were happy to explain the menu. Rating: APhoto Credit: Adriana Cayetano
7965 South Rainbow Blvd, Suite 135
Las Vegas, NV 89139
11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Mon-Sat
11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sunday
Sweet Poke, a rather large establishment, was nearly empty when I arrived on a Tuesday afternoon. I found it odd that there was only one other customer seated. This made me unsure of whether I wanted to eat any of their food. They had many places for customers to sit whether it be in a booth, stool or table and the decor was simple, with a few photos of their menu items placed around the walls. I soon found my way to the start of the line that was placed in the corner and was intimidated by the three different menus displayed in front of me.
The menu consists of two options–bowls and burritos. The customer can order a bowl which comes in a container without seaweed. Otherwise, they can order a burrito which can be ordered with either the traditional seaweed wrap or soy paper, based on preference.
I decided to order the “808” regular sized bowl ($9.50). This contains tuna, spicy tuna, lettuce, masago, chile flakes, sweet onion and sesame soy sauce over warm white rice. The last step is to add any additional toppings, so I decided to order seaweed for a crunch.
The employee adds the main ingredients into the "808" bowl.
It has simple decor.
The employees prepared the food quickly.
My 808 poki salad.
The Shacka Surf Poki bowl
Once it was mixed in, the warm rice was complemented by the cold crunch of the seaweed and the spice of the chile flakes. The spice was not that overpowering, because of the fresh cooling effect the lettuce had. I found the tuna to be smooth and buttery which meant the quality of the fish was fresh. This surprised me since the process reminded me of an assembly line.
Next, I ordered the “Shrimp Lover” sushi burrito ($9.50). Unlike the “808,” this came with shrimp tempura, cucumber, crab meat, lettuce and yum yum sauce. This burrito contained no spice. The saltiness of the fried shrimp and the sweetness of the yum yum sauce that contains mayonnaise worked well together.
At this point, I noticed the sauce was spread throughout the entire burrito, so I was able to taste all of the flavors in every bite without it turning the entire thing soggy. In the beginning I was unsure that the burrito would be able to satisfy me, but once I finished half of it I began to feel full.
The last thing I ordered was a large “Salmon Shaka” bowl ($11.99). This was more on the simple side, meant for those who don’t like too much experimentation with their food. It had salmon, green onion, avocado, crab, lettuce and Sweet Poke House Sauce. This is perfect for those who want to personalize their meal with the many toppings offered at the end.
My favorite item was the “808” bowl and the fact that my food was ready within 10 minutes was an added bonus since the meal was presented nicely. Sweet Poke is perfect for those wanting fresh fish and are running short on time. Not to mention, the items are also travel friendly with a limited wait time.