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The Poke Lab

475 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
+1 831-200-3474
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“spicy tuna” (9 reviews)
“poke bowl” (14 reviews)
“rice” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Hawaiian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
475 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

I had a recent meeting in the area and had a limited time to eat and decided to try this place. A lot of options to make your bowl from signature bowls to build your own. I stayed with the spicy tuna and enjoyed it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chip144
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Super filling and delicious:) Great variety of toppings. Staff is very friendly. Great value! We actually shared one of the signature bowls - Poke Lab Bowl and were very satisfied:) The only thing all the fish is farm raised and I love wild. Also there...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank valeria3780
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I believe this is the original poke place in the area, if not one of the first. All of their food is really fresh and that is what sets it apart from the others. Easy to order and easy to eat.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank teris277
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The reviews, menu and website looked great. Food was just okay. Tuna seemed slightly fish-y but the salmon was good. Service was pleasant and patient as my kids put together their orders.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DCtravelteam
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Good quick healthy take-away meal with range of options including build your own dish. Good value and would eat there again - some seating inside but limited & plastic chairs. Eating a healthy main course allowed us to have a gelato from the shop a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Hull_is_great
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant represents a relatively new chain of poke restaurants. You pick the fish and rice that you want and then add different sauces and additional ingredients - veggies, etc. Fish selection was very small compared to other place I visited in the past. Prices...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sonostrov
Reviewed 29 May 2018

OK, it IS Monterey so you expect the fish to be fresh, which it is. Besides the excellent fish there are enough of a selection of toppings to pretty much fit any idea of what should be in a bowl of poke. It is, after...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We love fish, and want to be good stewards of our resources. The food quality and staff were excellent, and it was so good to know that all the fish they use are from sustainable populations. I wish we lived near enough to eat there...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank annekR9151LY
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Eat here if you care about healthy eating on the go. Take out if you want a better view. I know we should not be eating some types of fish because of overfishing but this place uses only sustainable fish.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 380PatP
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Been here for lunch and had the Poke Lab Bowl with brown rice. All ingredients were fresh and the combination was very tasty. Good size portions. Excellent cost/benefit.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank JPMarins
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-200-3474
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