Since the beginning of the year, Los Angeles’s fascination with poké has turned into an all-out obsession, with Hawaiian do-it-yourself snack shacks carving out real estate from Venice to Downtown to Pasadena. With all the ongoing poké coverage, it seems impossible that one shop could have snuck under the radar, but apparently that's exactly what happened.
PokiNometry, with an original (and very beloved) location in Anaheim that opened last year, managed to slip into the Hollywood & Highland complex just over a month ago, and so far only a few folks seem to have noticed. By contrast, the Orange County version on Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim regularly plays host to long lines, thanks to its mix of fresh seafood, low cost, and customizability.
Apparently, the brand is run by a 23-year old guy named Julian Fukue, who told FoodBeast a few months ago that he sells something on the average of 1,000 bowls a day from the shop in Anaheim. Fukue did have a leg up in terms of working with high-quality fish, at least: his parents own Tommy’s Sushi in Tustin.
The Hollywood location of PokiNometry sits at Level 3 of the massive Hollywood & Highland complex (aka it’s a pain to get to if you’re not a wandering tourist or local office drone), but manages to look sleek and fun despite the cluttered surroundings. There’s the same Chipotle-style lineup of poké options, backed by a tan menu board, while seating mostly comes from a semi-covered communal patio space, complete with string lights and picnic tables.
PokiNometry is open daily in Hollywood from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
6801 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 316