Location(s):  Hongdae

Food Category:  Poke

Price Range:  $$

Seating:  Pleanty

Atmosphere:  Casual

Website:  www.onenhalf.com/

                 www.onenhalf.co.kr

Phone Number: 02-6010-5777​

The

Quick Facts:

Poki One N Half

The Poki One N Half Price Range:

7,900won - 11,900won Per Bowl

The Poki One N Half Story:

January 27, 2019

P-O-K-E!  Poke is literally one of the best dishes ever made.  Fresh fish, rice, sauce, your choice of toppings... how could that not taste AMAZING?  Today, I got to satisfy my poke crave at Hongdae’s Poki N One Half.  The restaurant is close to Sangsu Station exit one... just having to walk couple minutes from the subway station.  After going to their website I had found out that Poki N One Half is a California based restaurant that branched out to Korea, which hopefully means I am going to get poke that is legit!  

Taken from their website they say, “Poki (or Poke), a Hawaiian delicacy, is a delicious salad bowl served with fresh seafood and a variety of ingredients.  Poke in the Hawaiian language literally means “to cut or slice”.  Here at POKI ONE N HALF, We offer you four of bases, seven types of seafood and over ten types of toppings and various sauces to choose from.  We will help you to find that ONE perfect combination to satisfy your taste buds!  We promise the highest quality and the freshest ingredients to bring you the best Poki experience.”

Poki One N Half serves their food like at Subway Sandwiches or like Cuchara, where you go down a line and pick what items you want inside your bowl!  First you pick the size of your bowl; Small 9,900won ( 2 scoops of fish), Medium 10,900won (3 scoops of fish), or Large 11,900won (4 scoops of fish).  Then you can choose your base; sushi white rice, sushi brown rice, salad, or half and half.  Next you pick your add ons; avocado, crab meat, cucumber, white onions.  Then you pick the fish/seafood you want inside your bowl; salmon, tuna, albacore, shrimp, octopus, scallop, tilapia, lobster, and tofu.  After, that you can choose your sauce; Mild Poki Sauce, Spicy Poki Sauce, and Fire Poki Sauce... additionally you can add Spicy Mayo and Ponzu Sauce to mix with your first sauce.

Lastly, you can add your toppings; seaweed salad, edamame, masago, jalapeños, green onions, sesame seed, seaweed flakes, sesame oil, ginger, wasabi, and crunchy garlic.  You can customize and mix and match what you want in your bowl!  For people who do not like raw seafood they also offer tofu inside their bowls or they have Eel Rice Bowl 10,900won (장어덮밥), Beef Rice Bowl 7,900won (소고기덮밥), and Pork Rice Bowl 6,900 (돼지고기덮밥).

Inside, the restaurant had a good amount of seating.  I had gone late, around 8:30pm on a Friday night, and there was only a couple of people there.  They also had a pretty spacious patio where you could eat outside if the weather permits!  The restaurant was super clean and minimal.  Another plus was that the worker was super nice and answered any questions I had.  He had helped with recommendations and explained how spicy the sauces were.

The Food Ordered At Poki One N Half:

Regular Bowl 

Price:  10,900won

Taste:  I had ordered the Medium Bowl (3 scoops of fish).  I chose the sushi rice as my base (they gave me a lot of rice, so if you don’t want that much rice I would recommend you getting the half and half... with the salad being the other half).  I picked two scoops of salmon and one scoop of tuna for my protein.  The fish wasn’t the freshest fish, but it was still very good (mixed with the sauce the fish tasted even better).  I had asked how spicy the sauce was, and the worker said that the Spicy Poki Sauce was around korean spicy rice cake (떡볶이) spiciness... however, when I ordered the Spicy Poki Sauce it was not spicy at all.  For my toppings I added everything except for jalapenos.  Honestly... the food was AWESOME.  The fish tasted good, the sauce was tasty, and all the toppings were great.  I loved that they offered so many toppings, like seaweed salad and crunchy garlic!

Bottom Line

Bottom line, I really enjoyed Poke One N Half.  It was exactly like the poke I got back in Los Angeles.  The portions were generous and the taste was on point.

The Rating At Poki One N Half:

The Hours, Website, & Phone Number At Poki One N Half:

 SUNDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

MONDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

TUESDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM 

WEDNESDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00AM

THURSDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

FRIDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

SATURDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

 

http://www.onenhalf.com/

Phone Number: 02-6010-5777​

The Location & Directions To Poki One N Half:

315-5 Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Directions  

Go out Sangsu Station exit 1.  Walk out and walk down for 3 minutes and you will see Poki One N Half on your right side.  

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