The Poke trend has been blowing up all over DFW. However, not all poke restaurants are equal. If youâ€™re looking for an elevated Poke experience, Malibu Poke is a cut above the rest. With ingredients sourced from local farmers and scratch made sauces paired with the highest quality fish available, you are sure to get the best and freshest poke bowl in town. With gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, Whole30 and keto options, there are choices for everyone at Malibu Poke.
The unique pairings of different flavor profiles with the added textures of crunch or spice are uniquely special to Malibu Poke. These elevated combinations are no mistake; they are the genius of Dallasâ€™ very own James Beard nominated chef, Matt McCallister.Â He recently created the tropical Chimichurri sauce, which is 100% compliant with Whole30 and other diets. No sugar, soy or dairy, but still has SO much flavor.
The concept is fast and casual, yet maintains the environment of a sit-down restaurant. Ordering is a breeze with touch screen computers as you walk up to place your order. Once you become a customer, these computers can pull up past orders so you can easily reorder your favorite custom bowl.Â You can customize any bowl, even the already built bowls, by adding or subtracting any ingredient. You also get to choose the base for each bowl- sushi rice, cauliflower rice, massaged kale, seaweed blend, brown rice, or any two combinations.
My guest and I ordered the spicy chili tuna and the red miso salmon bowls. The tuna is marinated in a spicy chili sauce made from scratch with 7 different peppers for a one-of-a-kind flavor. The bowl was topped off with marinated cucumbers, serrano pepper slices, red onion, crispy shallots, red chili thread, and a splash of chili oil, served over sushi rice. The pairings of the different spices make for a party in your mouth, without being overly spicy.
We ordered the red miso salmon bowl with a base combination of cauliflower rice and kale salad. Normally I am not a huge fan of cauliflower, but this cauliflower rice was THE best Iâ€™ve ever tasted – not gritty, soggy or dry. The kale is massage with an olive oil dressing making it tender, but still maintains a nice crunch. The bowl was topped with fresh salmon marinated in a red miso sauce, jicama, furikake, scallion, serrano micro cilantro, arare, and crispy garlic.
(Pictured Above: Red Miso Salmon Bowl Served Over Kale & Cauliflower Rice)
(Pictured Above: Spicy Chili Tuna Bowl Served Over Sushi Rice)
To end our meal, Malibu Poke offers a dessert option from local bakery JK Chocolate called microchip cookies. These tiny, yet delightful, cookies were the perfect sweet treat to end a light and fresh meal without leaving you feeling guilty for giving into your sweet tooth.
With the endless combinations of sauces and toppings, each visit to Malibu Poke can be exceptionally unique. We canâ€™t wait to come back and experience more!
Malibu Poke also offers beer, wines on tap, froze, sake, kombucha and teas. Pro tip: On Sundays, you can enjoy your poke bowl with $5 sparkling or still rose, or froze, all day long!
Malibu Poke is located in the shopping center at 3888 Oak Lawn Ave #102, Dallas, TX 75219. Open from 11am-9pm, Monday through Sunday.
(Disclaimer: My meal was complimentary, and all opinions are my own.)