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Poke Papa

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Poké Papa provides D.C. residents, workers and visitors a taste of delicious Hawaiian-inspired poké in a fast-casual restaurant setting with friendly service. Poké Papa’s menu features both create-your-own poké bowls, as well as signature bowls, accommodating all individual tastes. While poké is traditionally Hawaiian, Poké Papa’s menu offers a more diverse variety of flavor combinations. Guests can order traditional poké or customize their bowl by selecting a variety of toppings. Guest have the option to order at the counter or skip the line and order via the in-store kiosk or online.
$11 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Fast Food, Asian, Hawaiian
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I enjoyed Poke Papa, they had a large variety of different proteins and toppings. Whilst the Poke Bowl that I had was delicious, and the service friendly - the Regular size that I ordered and received was meant to have 3 included...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank notwaltermitty
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited during famaily trip. Fresh and delicious poké bowl and kind staffs! Various and unique sodas were also great!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sangwookk385
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I ordered their food through a third party app and they messed up our order completely. They did not put any sauces so the food was dry, they gave me a weird tomato garlic marinade on the salmon and it was disgusting. Do not order...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bobbyboylt
Kerry C, Owner at Poke Papa, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Hi Bobbyboyl, We are sorry you didn't have a good experience with us on your last take out order. What was the 3rd party App that you ordered through? There are some 3rd party apps that we are not affiliated with but they still offer...More

Reviewed December 5, 2018

i've eaten at Poke Papa a bunch of times, and I've left happy each time. The fish is fresh, made to you order, and there's plenty of food. I've always left here stuffed, and I'm a pretty big eater. Service is excellent for a cafeteria...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jxx9595
Reviewed September 26, 2018

It was the first time for me to try Poke Papa, and it was a great discovery! I wish they had this here in Spain. Surely I'll look for them when I go back. If you are around there it's worth the try.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sergio G
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

walking through the center of the city after visit few museums and interesting places during a hot day ,we got a surprise with the freshness and variety of eating options. We came in asking about how to order the food and the staff were friendly...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CesarSarz
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

I went there withmu sister we were kind of skeptical because we have never seen anything like that before . I was willing to experiment , I got the black rice which is really good . I did shrimp and chicken with alot of topping...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank denica k
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Delicious and affordable. Servings are enough and the staff is friendly and helpful. Would definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank claudiak201
Allison S, Manager at Poke Papa, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Thanks for the review, Claudia!

Reviewed May 9, 2018

Concept like many others, choose from several options to create a Poké bowl. For me the Read meat Raddish was a first (hard to get in Holland). Can of Coke just $ 1.50 which isn't expensive. Tasted good

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank bobdR1170YT
Allison S, Manager at Poke Papa, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

We love that you enjoyed your experience with us all the way from Holland!

Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

I walked over for lunch from the convention center. Everyone was friendly and helpful since I was a little unsure about ordering on my first visit. Everything was fresh and delicious! There were many choices to meet my needs! If you’re looking for a healthy...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mauryt31
Allison S, Public Relations Manager at Poke Papa, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thank you for the nice write-up. So glad you had an excellent experience on your first visit. Do come back if you are town again!

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