Address: 3735 Spring Mountain Road, #206
Status: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Look for local food snobs to do a double take when they discover the latest entrant in the rapidly expanding Las Vegas poke bowl and sushi burrito scene is operated by Chinatown's highly regarded Izakaya Go.
As chef Go’s team explain, "Just because we're a fast food joint, doesn't mean we use cheap fish," noting Pokeman's Bigeye ahi tuna is imported "fresh from Hawaii."
Taking over the shuttered Kuma Snow Cream space from chef Jet Tila, Pokeman sits very close to Izakaya Go, in the same retail center as Pho Little Saigon and Krung Siam Thai.
On the casual, counter service menu, the option for guests to make their own bowl creations or try Pokeman’s own combinations, like the $11.95 Eel Lover and the $8.95 Spicy Canada made with salmon, avocado, cucumber and tempura crunch.
A bowl arrives with one to three scoops, priced between $8.50 and $11.95. To "bulk it up," there is a choice of white, sushi rice, or salad and then a protein like tuna, yellowtail shrimp, octopus or chicken karrage is added, followed by a sauce, like Pokeman’s own recipe, or hot yuzu aioli. Additional toppings can include seaweed, surimi crab, plus miso soup or edamame pods are available as side dishes.
Pokeman burritos are wrapped with soy paper of seaweed. The $10.95 Pokeman features tuna, yellowtail, salmon and avocado and the $11.50 Yuzu is based around tuna, surimi crab and bay scallops.