184 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Critics' Pick


  • Open daily, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • $$
  • No Alcohol
PokiNometry is a Japanese restaurant in Anaheim. As with Pieology and so many others these days, PokiNometry is built on the Chipotle model. To order here is to get in a queue behind a sneeze guard from where you direct at least three assembly-line employees in how to build your meal. You start with the base, which can be either salad greens, a handful of store-bought tortilla-chip rounds, seasoned sushi rice or plain brown rice. To this, you add layers of flavor and raw fish sauced in a combination of ponzu, sesame oil and as much chile oil as you can handle. What you taste in these poki bowls will be familiar, as though you’ve had these exact combos of components before, perhaps as a rainbow roll. But it hooks you because there’s a sushi-grade level of freshness, a creaminess to the fish and a pleasant burning sensation that comes with the sauce used to dress the meal. You also get the feeling the people behind the concept mastered the mysterious alchemy of sushi long before they opened this place. They even figured out that brown rice works extraordinarily well with these ingredients, in this order and dabbed with the nuclear-powered hot sauce called “Dynamite.”

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