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Old 09-28-2019, 08:17 PM
 
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Poke is exploding in NYC all of sudden. First in Flushing, then I noticed in Hells' Kitchen. Uptown has the Makana Hawaiian BBQ and Poke with four locations. More are popping up in Queens and rest of Manhattan. I am seeing them in Long Island too.

Why suddenly happening now?

If you go to Japanese they charge you so much for sashimi. Poke places just serving sashimi, but with healthy sides like romaine kimchi, masago, etc etc, and much cheaper than Japanese restaurants.

But I wonder how this model going to last. Poke is cheap snack. How many covers can these places get to break even with just the high rent?

Are there lots of Hawaiians moving to NYC all of sudden? Chinese brought chinese here, Mexicans brought Mexicans here, Italians brought italian over here. Japanese brought Japanese here until the Chinese took that market. So who else can be bringing this over? Ok the poke place on Roosevelt in Flushing is Chinese but I think they have relatives in Hawaii or California.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:04 PM
 
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the only good one is sons of thunder
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:20 PM
 
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the only good one is sons of thunder
That is an interesting name.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:44 PM
 
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There's been poke all over for like 2 years at least
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:46 AM
 
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It's a trend that's been moving across the country for a number of years now. The NYC area is actually pretty late.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:00 AM
 
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Poke is a cash-only, BYOB sushi spot on the Upper East Side. Full review


BYOB appeals to me. It's East 85th St.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:04 AM
 
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There's been poke all over for like 2 years at least

I was going to say the same---you're at least a year behind, OP.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:22 AM
 
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Poke bowls are pretty good. There is one in Washington Heights that i frequent.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:42 AM
 
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My drink choice these days is red wine and the combination of red wine and sashimi tastes like rusty nails.
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:58 PM
 
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There's been poke all over for like 2 years at least
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I was going to say the same---you're at least a year behind, OP.
Its not that late. There are still places without Poke, and it has been steadily growing. So I did not jump on the bandwagon as soon as it began, Boo hoo.

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