Shaka Poke, the Blackrock based poke stall, will open their first fully indoor site in Stephen's Green today, on the first floor of the shopping centre. Shaka Poke founders Jamie and Dave started selling the Hawaiian seafood bowls at market stalls in 2017, before opening a permanent site in the outdoor but semi-covered Blackrock Market in early 2018.
They've been looking for a city centre site for a while, but the high rent and key money was proving prohibitive, until the centre approached them to see if they were interested in moving into their 'food village' on the first floor. It seems like a shrewd move to put the centre back on the map, and we'd bet there's more in the pipeline.
The menu features build your own bowls and seven 'house specials', including the 'heatwave' with ahi tuna, wakame, jalapeños, cucumber, sweetcorn and chillies, the 'off the wall' with salmon, edamame, carrot, red cabbage and mango, and three vegan options. Bowls come in two different sizes, and are €9.50 - €13 for the classic bowls, and €9.50 - €14 for the build your own.
Shaka Poke in Stephen's Green will be open Monday - Sunday from 11:30 - 18:00, and there's lots of seating overlooking Grafton Street and Stephen's Green, so if you've yet to try Hawaii's most famous dish, now's your chance to get involved.
Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Dublin 2
Mon - Sun 11:30 - 18:00