We're big fans of Shaka Poke, whose main base is in Blackrock market but can also be found popping up around the city during the week at some of Dublin's lunchtime food markets. So we were very excited to hear that they're doing a one week pop up in Portobello in November, where they'll be serving their poke bowls as part of a three course meal.
The Shaka Pop-up is coming to Lock 6 Café from Monday the 12th of November to Wednesday the 21st, and it's part of a collaboration with digital marketing agency Socio-Local, to demonstrate the effect of email and digital marketing - which is the only way the pop-up is being promoted (and how we heard about it). Set up by friends Jamie and Dave last year, Shaka Poke started out as a market stall, but opened a permanent (shack-like) space in Blackrock market at the start of this year. If this pop-up goes well we imagine they'll set their sights on a bricks and mortar site with seats and walls.
The menu for the pop-up will have starters like 'surfer's broth' and prawns with pineapple salsa (€6-8), their house favourite poke bowls for mains as well as some special additions (€15), or you can build your own, and for dessert there's pineapple upside down cake or acai banana ice cream (€7). So a three-course meal is going to set you back around €30, which is not bad at all. There will be drinks too but the list isn't finalised yet.
The Shaka Pop-up will be serving lunch (eat-in and take away) from 11am - 5pm every day, and dinner from 6pm, with the last seating at 9:30pm, and dinner needs to be booked in advance.
You can reserve a table for dinner on the special Shaka Pop-up website, or follow them on Instagram to see how it goes.
Shaka Poke @ Lock 6 Café
12th - 21st November
Lunch: 11:00 - 17:00. Dinner: 18:00 - 22:30.
8 Dunville Terrace, Canal Road, Dublin 6