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Your Guide to Eating Fresh Fish from Paddles Up Poké

Last updated June 27, 2021 by Tessa Bishop

Our love for fresh fish and amazing poké has spoken - Poké bowls are our go-to dish for the hot summer days when all you can think about is cooling off. If you love raw fish, specifically poké, and a good time- look no further. We’re here to give you the inside scoop on what to order at Paddles Up Poké, voted the Best of Boise 4 years in a row.

Totally Boise’s Top 3 Poké Bowls

The menu at Paddles Up Poké is diverse and you honestly can’t go wrong when ordering. For all the newbies to Paddles Up and the people looking to try something new, we’re here to help you make up your mind about what to order!

The Bogus Basin

We’d say this bowl is all-encompassing. With tuna, salmon and crab as the main show, the toppings are what really bring the flavor. On top you’ll find Avocado, seaweed salad, cucumber, ginger, onions, crispy onions, unagi sauce, spicy aioli, green onions, tobiko, and sesame seeds.

The Fiesta Bowl

If you like spice, this one’s for you! Filled with all things spicy, the Fiesta Bowl’s base includes spicy tuna and crab; added on top is a list of tasty ingredients - spicy piranha sauce, avocado, seaweed salad, ginger, crispy jalapeños, carrots, jalapeños, cilantro, spicy aioli, sesame seeds

The Sun Valley Ski Bum

This refreshing bowl begins with salmon and crab, then is topped with piranha sauce, wontons, avocado, cucumbers, onions, edamame, unagi sauce, and sesame seeds. For those days when you need to sit back and relax, the Sun Valley Ski Bum is calling your name.

Paddles Up Poke | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag

Photo Credit: Paddles Up Poké

Paddles Up Poke | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag

Photo Credit: Paddles Up Poké

Paddles Up Poké Signature & Unique Must-Try’s

Paddles Up Poké is focused on pushing the envelope and giving those adventurous foodies a chance to try something completely new. Here are two creations to help you branch out of your usual order.

State Capitol Nachos

Poké nachos? Have you ever heard of those? Paddles Up Poké has created poké nachos served on tortilla chips like a traditional nacho except topped with poké. These are great because they’re customizable; you get to pick your poké! Typically it’s topped with spicy piranha sauce, sour cream, avocado, onions, carrots, jalapeño, spicy aioli, unagi sauce, wasabi cream, cilantro, and sesame seeds. But, one of our favorite things about Paddles Up is that everything is to made your liking - go ahead, customize how you want!

Sushi Burritos

Not a poké bowl but so incredibly delicious that we have to bring your attention to this crowd pleaser. The best part? You can turn any of the poké bowls into a sushi burrito. Sushi burritos are wrapped in seaweed and tucked in is all of your favorite poké ingredients - fish, toppings, and sauces. Take it from us, the Paddles Up makes for one delicious burrito.

Paddles Up Poke | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag

Photo Credit: Paddles Up Poké

Paddles Up Poke | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag

Photo Credit: Paddles Up Poké

For Our Veggie Friends

Paddles Up has worked hard to create an inclusive menu for people of all dietary needs. That being said, all the sauces are gluten-free and any bowl can easily be made gluten-free. If you aren’t a fish person, chicken is available as well as tofu! And if rice doesn’t suit your desires, zoodles and lettuce can be used primarily as an alternative to the base.

Check Out The Full Menu

Everything is A-Poke at Paddle’s Up Poké

Sourcing the freshest ingredients possible, Paddles Up flies in salmon daily and only purchases sustainably caught tuna. With 4 locations throughout the Treasure Valley, Paddles Up Poké has been titled the official poke of the Boise State Broncos and “Best in the West” by VIA Travel Magazine. So next time you need that fresh fish fix, head over to the nearest Paddles Up for dine-in or take out.

Paddles Up Poke Locations:

Downtown Boise:

237 N. 9th Street, Boise

BSU Campus:

2133 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise

The Village Meridian:

3690 E. Monarch Sky Lane, Suite 135, Meridian

Downtown Nampa:

1217 1st Street S., Nampa

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