Pokirrito finally having their soft opening. The very first time I've ever seen a sushi roll the size of a burrito was the one from San Francisco. What was it called? Sushirito? Anyways, when I first heard that Raki Raki is opening up a Pokirrito next door (they own it right?), I was excited. But I've had all kinds of Poke and rolls since, the excitement wasn't there anymore. I went to Pokirrito merely to see if it was good. So I hit up my friend Jane to join me on this feast, we were due to meet up anyways.
Now, for all you newbies out there. Don't make the same mistake I did by jumping straight to it and start picking out shit. Oh I forgot to mention, you first stand in line at the station to pick out your protein, type of rice, veggies, sauce, etc. Yeah, like Chipotle or Subway. I went in hard and asked how many protein can I pick, you can choose two. I picked spicy tuna and Octopus with brown rice. After choosing the spicy sauce and shit they put it in the bowl. Immediately I felt like a failure, I did not want a bowl. I just wanted to eat it in the burrito. I was bummed, I stood there speechless as the last guy asked what toppings do I want and like a baby I wanted to cry but I zoned out and stared in dead silence haha. When I snapped out of my stare, I looked at him and said, "shit, thats not what I wanted." It was Jane turn to pay for dinner this time, so while she was doing that, I jumped back in line to order me a fucking Classic Pokirrito! Otherwise I'd be in a bad mood till I get one.
The restaurant looked really nice, you can tell some of the staff were still new and learning. The service was still great. So we finally made it to our table, in front of us is food I know we can't finish. The food was fresh and clean, the sauces I picked was tasty. Was it special? No. The only difference to my eyes was the atmosphere and the hype around burrito size roll. Yes its fun, I love, love fun food, but would I go back? Only if my friends or date want to go there then I would go. In the meantime I have my go-to places for a spicy tuna bowl that I visit almost once a week, and I have a favorite place for my Poke fix. After dinner it came down to the bowl, I liked the bowl a lot more than the roll. It just had more flavor, maybe I should've grabbed some sauce for the roll?
So, it's a great place to visit, take a girl/guy on a date. It gets busy, it does feel like no time to chill there, its more of a eat and go when you're finished for the next customers to take your seat. Maybe when I'm in the neighborhood again and if I want something fresh and healthier, I would definitely choose this place over some of the great asian food available on the block.