The Poké craze sweeping across California has entered the South Coast. PokeMee, serving Hawaii-inspired cubed-fish dishes, has opened in Hollister Village Plaza at 7000 Hollister Avenue suite 102 in Goleta. Offering cuisine described as “Japanese fusion” and “deconstructed sushi” PokeMee serves build-your-own customizable Poké bowls. “All sauces are made in-house and the sushi rice is made with a proprietary blend of Japanese vinegar,” said Manager Chris Nguyen. “Our fish is fresh and top of the line. For example the salmon is a Scottish salmon instead of a more-common Atlantic or Canadian salmon. We offer fresh tuna loins, considered the Filet Mignon of tuna.”
Each bowl starts with a base of white, brown or sushi rice, salad, chips or a combination therein. Meat options include salmon, tuna, yellowtail, albacore, shrimp, octopus, edamame and spicy tuna. Available sauces are house ponzu, spicy mayo, muso sauce, and wasabi mayo. Sides include cucumber, avocado, crab meat, kiwi, mango and white onion. And finally, toppings include masago, seaweed salad, green onions, fried onions, shredded seaweed and jalapenos.
PokeMee also serves a limited menu from the Bay Area-based Sno-Crave Tea House chain, offering a variety of boba milk teas and fruit teas.
Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Call 770-3826 or visit pokemee.com.