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Pasadena’s Newest Poke Bar Opens with a Splash

Story and Photography by VERONICA AN
Published: Friday, May 12, 2017 | 6:42 PM


Poke – the highly customizable, colorful salad made with raw fish, vegetables and rice – is a food trend that is here to stay. Pasadena got its third poke bar on April 23, when Poke Bar opened on Green Street.


Poke Bar has its roots in Northridge, when Yanagi Sushi was opened in 1990. They have transitioned to poke and have locations throughout Southern California. Poke Bar brings a little fun to the fast casual dining scene.



Build a bowl with rice, salad or nachos as a base then add your choice of tuna, salmon, albacore, shrimp, octopus, scallops or tofu. One of the things that sets Poke Bar apart is their variety of cooked and raw options as well as their tofu. Choose mix-ins like seaweed salad, onions, edamame or kale and finish your bowl with a topping of crispy onions and garlic.



Co-owner, Steve Woo, recommends the House sauce – a ginger soy vinaigrette. He adds that Poke Bar is known for their customization and slightly larger protein portions. Stop by Happy Hour everyday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and receive 50% off a bowl.


Poke Bar is located at 100 West Green Street. Call (626) 486-2668 or visit






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