POKE-RIA Our Story

Brothers Mike and Chade first fell in love with Poke’ on their trips to Hawaii. Their wives, Sandra and Daysi, coming from South America, then introduced them to a unique type of ceviche while vacationing in Peru; Cebicheria Peruano as they called it. There are many variations of this “national dish” found throughout the country of Peru. Influenced by renowned Chefs Javier Wong and Gaston Acurio, the brothers had a vision. It was apparent that this cuisine would be an extraordinary dining option. Especially, if presented to a broader audience, in a fast casual setting. The development team was addicted to Poke’ and Ceviche! Determined to satisfy peoples pallet, the recipes were created. The quest for perfection was complete with the right culinary team. As the saying goes “The rest is history.” POKE-RIA Sushi & Ceviche Bowls goes from conception to completion. With multiple locations throughout Orange County California, the company plans to eventually become a nationally recognized brand.

POKE-RIA Sushi and Ceviche concept was designed to be a seamless merger of culinary traditions; by gracefully incorporating dressings which are a fusion of Peruvian/Japanese recipes, with cuts of fresh fish. “Poke’ Style” as commonly referred to in Hawaii… Great dining option for fanatics of wholesome and healthy foods. Utilizing the finest seafood merchants so that we provide consumers with top quality. Fresh Fish Delivered Daily; Red Snapper, Salmon, and Tuna Varieties. The cuisine conforms to traditional customs, but includes vibrant ingredients such as Yuzu, Rocotto, Aji Amarillo, and Cancha. At POKE-RIA we prepare fresh quality ingredients daily. Our team will assist in assembling a bowl to your’ complete satisfaction. There are 6 different base choices, 8 options of fresh seafood, 7 unique dressings and a wide variety of toppings to choose from.

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What is Poke?

Poke is a refreshing seafood salad originating from the islands of Hawaii. The word Poke itself is actually the Hawaiian verb for “section” or to “slice or cut”.

Traditionally Poke is made from cuts of tuna or octopus, but with the growing demand for this popular Hawaiian dish chefs have become increasingly creative by including all types of seafood from Salmon and Shrimp to even Yellowtail.

What is Ceviche?

Ceviche is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of Latin America. Typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices.

This dish is so deep-rooted into Peruvian culture that it has been acknowledged as part of the “national heritage” and even has a holiday declared in its honor.

Poke-ria gives homage to the Peruvian style of ceviche by offering exotic sides to help compliment the flavors; such as Aji Amarillo, Chili Rocoto, Roasted Peruvian Corn or Cancha, and Sweet Potato.