Kirbie's Cravings


overhead photo of poke bowls served at Pokeland
Pokeland, a quick service poke bowl restaurant, opened at the end of December. We’d seen signage for Pokeland for nearly a year, so we were quite surprised when they finally opened.

photo of the outside of Pokeland
The restaurant follows the same protocol as most poke bowl restaurants in San Diego: you go through an assembly line where you choose a base, proteins, toppings, and sauces.
photo of the menu at pokeland
They have a decent offering of toppings, though not quite as many as Pokirrito or San Diego Poke Co. The fish offerings are the typical ones.
photo of toppings barphoto fo the fish optionsphoto of cards with different topping optionsphoto of different topping options
The one difference I noted was that for your base you can choose chips (tortilla rounds). While I’ve eaten poke with chips before, I would have liked to have seen them use fresh tortilla chips.
photo of tortilla chips and rice
Mr. K got a large bowl which has 5 scoops of fish and I chose a regular bowl with 3 scoops. However, they ended up looking like the same amount of food and were served in the same-sized bowl.
photo of a large poke bowl
overhead photo of a poke bowl
I found the fish to be pretty good and I liked that their poke sauce wasn’t too salty. I did feel like the portions were a little small compared to my favorite three spots (Pokirrito, San Diego Poke Co., Poki One N Half). And I also wished that the food was served in deeper bowls rather than the raised plates. I found it hard to mix everything together in the plates provided.
close-up photo of a poke bowl
close-up photo of a Pokeland Poke bowl
Overall, this is a decent place to stop by for poke if you’re in the area. I don’t think it’ll be replacing any of my favorite places, but if I’m nearby I’d go in again. They also have a buy 1 get 1 50% off deal with the mention of this coupon through January 15, 2107.

8270 Mira Mesa Blvd B, San Diego, CA 92126

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2 comments on “Pokeland”

  1. Omg I have been wondering about this place for so long due to the sign! Nice to know it finally opened! I rarely go through that strip mall section. Hope they do something about their bowls!

    • I was so surprised that they finally opened! We happened to be in the area and saw that it was open. Hope you get to check it out!