Enjoy some delicious eats at Pangeli Poké Bar in Salt Rock

Pangeli Poké Bar - Dolphin Coast - Durban2

Pangeli Poké Bar, Dolphin Coast, Durban

Enjoy a delicious dining experience of Hawaiian and Japanese fusion food at Pangeli Poké Bar in Salt Rock. Situated in the Dolphin Coast of Durban, this restaurant is famous for its signature poké bowls, and unique sushi combinations.

You will notice that their menu has more than 50 fresh restaurant-quality ingredients and allow you to mix and match a number of different ingredients to create an unforgettable and sometimes surprisingly delicious dish.

What’s on the menu at Pangeli Poké Bar?

Pangeli Poké Bar has created a unique and new way of eating, debunking the myth that raw fish should only be eaten as sushi. They have discovered untapped flavour combinations that are full of interesting textures and tastes!

Pangeli source an abundance of local South African, Hawaiian, Japanese and Oriental produce and turn them into amazing poké creations, while all the pickling and curing processes happen on site.

“Think a plethora of exotic mushrooms, fennel and zesty orange, delicious umami seaweed combinations, with plenty of familiar flavours to add to your meal, from pickled red onion, salmon sashimi, or lemon wasabi mayo prawns all adorning a bed of sticky sushi rice, with fresh greens, quinoa or noodles as other options” says the founder, Sean.

The fun menu includes innovative tacos; made from crispy tempura-battered sheets of nori seaweed and ‘donuts’, a delight for the senses with a soya sauce pipette (just in case you had any doubts about the fun part). You can also design your own poké bowl.

Not sure what a poké bowl is? The dish is described as a delicate dish of raw, fresh fish of your choice that is marinated and served cold over a bed of rice, noodles, quinoa or greens.

“This is not a takeaway,” says Sean, “it’s a movement, and the overriding sense is that Pangeli hopes to connect us to our food, nourish our bodies with ‘medicinal’ dishes, and to have some fun.”

To see their full menu, click here.

What do people say about Pangeli Poké Bar

“So excited to have this little exceptional place on my doorstep. Really good, fresh, clean, healthy food in a box – beautifully presented and service is excellent. Will be back again and again – going to be a staple.” – Salt Rock Sista TripAdvisor.

“Myself and my family absolutely love the food, something different and refreshing taste Sushi but not sushi much better.” – Dave TripAdvisor.

“If you love sushi, tacos, healthy food and cheerful prices hurry up and get here ASAP. What an amazing gem.” – Secret Eater TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for eating at Pangeli Poké Bar:

  1. You can sample some of the most unique and interesting sushi combination dishes around!
  2. The staff and owners are friendly and provide excellent service.
  3. Their menu caters for vegetarians and vegans.
  4. Their dishes are well-priced.

To find out more about Pangeli Poké Bar, give them a call on 074 833 3641. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram.  Find them on Google Maps.

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