Mahalo Poké

Mahalo Poké

77 Swan St Richmond, VIC 3121

Mahalo Poké, created by the crew behind Richmond’s Botherambo, is the latest addition to Melbourne’s new and booming Hawaiian-Japanese fusion scene. Serving custom-made poke bowls filled with fresh, healthy ingredients, it’s the perfect destination for a guilt-free, yet satisfying lunch on the go.

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Choose from a base of kale, brown rice, jasmine rice or soba noodles, then pick one of the restaurant’s signature bowls, all based around proteins such as sashimi grade tuna or salmon. If you’d prefer, you can also build your own poké bowl from a huge selection of fresh ingredients behind the counter.

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Cocktails at Botherambo

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Spicy Salmon ($15) with brown rice – Pickled ginger, corn, edamame, ka’ukama, carrot, purple cabbage, pineapple and Hawaiian Gribiche

Big cubes of fresh salmon atop a salad of corn, edamame, cabbage, pineapple and carrots. The presentation was beautiful and the gribiche on top added a nice kick of flavour.

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Mochicko Fried Chicken ($15) with soba noodles – Pickle chilli, pineapple, ka’ukama, edamame, corn, wasabi mayo and tonkatsu BBQ sauce

Perhaps not as healthy as the other options, but the fried chicken was tender and juicy. Soba can often be soggy and gluggy when cooked poorly, but this was definitely not the case – they maintained their texture and bite.

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Edamame ($6) – with miso butter and furikake and Volcano chips ($8) – with spicy toragashi and furikake

I’m very excited to see so many poké options around Melbourne these days, and Mahalo Poké certainly holds its own amongst the them. Beyond poké bowls, it also offers a number of breakfast dishes as well as smoothies, which means a repeat visit is definitely necessary!

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xx Judy

 Mahalo Poké Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: My Food Belly was invited to dine as a guest of Mahalo Poké, however, all reviews and opinions are my own.

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