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A new quick-casual restaurant has joined the culinary ranks of Des Moines, serving Hawaiian-fashion cubed uncooked fish salad for lunch and dinner.

The Poké Company is now open at the 300 MLK building at 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in downtown Des Moines. It’s situated on the second flooring above Blaze Pizza subsequent to Lifetime Fitness. 

The Poké Company is now open in downtown Des Moines. (Photograph: Brian Taylor Carlson/Particular to the Register)

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Clients line up at one end of the counter and a member of the staff builds the right bowl with choices of toppings, sauces, garnishes and seasonings.

Tables all through the 36-seat area are outfitted with bottles of soy sauce and shakers of Japanese 7 spice seasoning — Shichimi Togarashi — as an alternative of salt and pepper. 

Poke is a standard Hawaiian uncooked fish dish marinated in a blend of soy sauce and sesame oil. The fish is usually cubed for max floor area. Sauces for the bowls are housemade using conventional Asian elements. The bowls themselves are biodegradable. 

Decide your protein

To order, merely decide a measurement and decide a fish or tofu: common ($9.95) or giant ($12.ninety five).

  • Ahi tuna
  • Scottish salmon
  • Spicy tuna
  • Steamed shrimp
  • Tofu only (take $3 off the worth)

The massive order comes with two portions of fish or tofu. Then, you build your base by mixing and matching gadgets like white or brown rice, baby kale or, for an upcharge, cauliflower rice. 

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Decide your flavorings at no cost

You’ll be able to add any of the following gadgets to your bowl free of charge:


  • Cucumber
  • Candy onion
  • Edamame
  • Jalapenos
  • Cilantro
  • Hijiki seaweed


  • The Firm Sauce
  • Citrus ponzu
  • Spicy miso
  • Sesame shoyu
  • Spicy mayo
  • Avocado lime dressing


  • Scallions 
  • Sesame seeds
  • Wasabi peas
  • Crispy onions
  • Pickled ginger
  • Tempura flakes
  • Eel sauce
  • Thai coconut cream
  • Wasabi aioli

For $1.50, you’ll be able to add avocado, masago (fish roe), seaweed salad and imitation crab salad to your bowl. Sides of seaweed salad ($four.25) and imitation crab salad ($4.50) can be ordered. 

More pokes

Pre-chosen dishes are available in 5 decisions to make your life easier:

  • The Heavy Squall: Ahi tuna and salmon with edamame, hijiki seaweed, The Firm Sauce, scallions and sesame seeds (giant solely, $12.95)
  • Too Much Tuna: Ahi tuna and spicy tuna with cucumber, edamame and The Firm Sauce (giant only, $12.ninety five)
  • The Scorching One: Salmon with jalapeno, cucumber, candy onion,…