Sweet Tuna – A Poke Bowl Restaurant

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Have you ever had Poke Bowls before? I discovered them a couple years ago and they have been one of my favorite meals to have for lunch ever since. Poke bowls are awesome because they are super customizable to any diet! Paleo, Keto, Vegetarian, Vegan, you name it! So anyway, the one I go to the most often is Sweet Tuna, so here’s my Sweet Tuna review!

Poke Bowls

First things first, for those of you unfamiliar with Poke Bowls:

  1. Poke Bowls are from Hawaii.
  2. Poke is actually pronounced ‘poh-keh’ bowls.
  3. ‘Poke’ means to ‘slice or cut’ in Hawaiian. It’s in reference to the chopped up chunks of raw fish (ex: tuna or salmon) that is traditionally in the dish/bowl.
  4. It’s originally tuna served on top of rice and comes with veggies and sauces. However, now there are plenty of ‘make your own bowl’ poke bowl places that let you pick what you want to go in. So, as mentioned, super customizable.

Sweet Tuna

One of the things I super love about Sweet Tuna is that the ingredients are always fresh. I mean… I don’t trust every restaurant / gas station with raw fish. (Ok, I actually don’t trust ANY gas station with raw fish…)

Another thing I love about Sweet Tuna is that it’s fast. Unless you go during rush hour, then the line can be pretty long. However, even then your food is ready when you pay – so you can shove it in your face whenever after that.

Improvement Opportunities

My only complaint? I’ve been eating at Sweet Tuna for over a year now. It was 100% perfect. Recently, new management has taken over, and the portions are incredibly depressing. I often times leave hungry with a medium now, where as before I could eat a small and be perfectly fine for hours. It has gotten so ridiculous that I almost don’t want to go back, which is sad because a LOT of my coworkers and I love going there.

Sweet Tuna Poke Bowl

Looking for ideas on what to make? Here’s one of my go to bowls:

  • Base:
    • Cauliflower Rice
    • Veggie Noodles
  • Protein:
    • Salmon
    • Tuna
  • Mix In’s:
    • Bell Peppers
    • Cucumbers
    • Bean Sprouts
    • Green Onions
  • Add On’s:
    • Seaweed Salad
  • Sauce:
    • Garlic Shoyu
    • Spicy Aioli
  • Crunch:
    • Nori Flakes
    • Furikake
    • Onion Chips

Do you hate raw stuff? NO PROBLEM! Here’s another version I do when I’m not particular in the mood for raw:

  • Base:
    • Cauliflower Rice
  • Protein:
    • Rib eye steak
  • Mix In’s:
    • Bell Peppers
    • Cucumbers
    • Edamame
    • Green Onions
  • Add On’s:
    • Avocado
  • Sauce:
    • Garlic Shoyu
    • Spicy Aioli
  • Crunch:
    • Nori Flakes
    • Furikake
    • Onion Chips

These are probably most common go to’s but there are so many options… brown rice, kale, chicken, crab and shrimp, tofu, red onions, chick peas, beets, corn, pineapples, jalapenos, ginger, cream cheese, wasabi, just to name a few – the list goes on!

Check out their full menu here for more ideas: https://www.sweettuna.com/menu  

Also – if you are stressing out about making your own bowls, they do have some signature bowls you can choose from so you don’t have a decision making crisis 🙂

For my Paleo Readers – here’s a tip. While it’s pretty customizable, and you can pick paleo only ingredients, you may want to pay attention to the sauces and marinades that they may use if you are super paleo. Some of the marinade sauces could include gluten (such as soy sauce) or dairy (yum yum sauce). But if you’re like me – just 80% paleo or so… you can just skip the big no no’s of the paleo diet, such as rice, chick peas, corn, tofu, etc.

Looking for more blog posts about food in Atlanta similar to this Sweet Tuna Review? Check out my other posts here!

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