Fishbowl is Bondi's first pokè dedicated restaurant, serving up nothing but pokè seven days a week from morning 'til night. With the cheesy slogan "everything will be pOKè," owner Nathan Dalah is bringing a bit of LA food culture to Bondi with his new venture.
Set apart from Coogee's Love Pokè Hawaiian-style sushi, Fishbowl is rockin' it LA style while using modern Japanese ingredients. The bar is 'BYOB' only — build your own bowl. In case you're intimidated, it's pretty easy — the sashimi salad bowls essentially deconstruct a sushi roll and take it to the next level.
The five bowl-building steps are simple — base, sashimi, toppings, sauces and garnish — but the flavour combinations are complex and seemingly endless. Bases don't only offer the standard sushi rice, but also include inventive options like vermicelli, coriander and carrot. The toppings are a wide range as well, from avocado and edamame to tobiko (flying fish roe) and beetroot. For sauces, think miso tahina, roasted sesame and wasabi or truffle mayo, garnished with the likes of wasabi peas, togarashi (Japanese capsicum) and nori.
If you love the flavour combos but aren't feeling like fish, tofu sashimi is also available for the vegos out there. Tofu sashimi. The price is right too — patrons can choose to build a shallow ($12.9) or deep ($17.9) bowl.
We must say their Instagram photos are looking pretty damn tasty with all those bright, contrasting colours of pokè goodness. We're already creating our own order for the day the door opens: quinoa and brown rice base, kingfish sashimi, avocado, seaweed salad and ginger toppings and spicy ponzu sauce, garnished with toasted coconut. Feel free to copycat.
Fishbowl Poke Bar is now open at The Pacific Bondi, 180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach. Open seven days a week from 11am to 10pm. For more details visit fishbowlpoke.com.au.
Updated: Monday, July 18.
Published on June 14, 2016 by Marissa Ciampi