Pololi has (literally) added colour to Central for lunch takeaway options. I usually turn to Pret or some sushi box from City Super when I’m attempting to eat something a little cleaner, but Pololi definitely beats those boring and outdated options to promise a non-guilty, refreshing yet satiating meal.
They have a few tuna variations (spicy, mixed with avocado, mayo etc.) and vegetarian ones too. I went with the safe classic and avocado poke (both great). This “poke” is served on top of white/brown rice and/or salad. I went with the half and half option – half brown rice, half salad – which I highly recommend.
It’s primarily a takeaway store, but they also have about four high seats facing the wall (not really a lunch date kind of place) – I did manage to get a seat though as most patrons were takeaway-ers.
On my second visit, not only did the colour up their bowls, they also added some new flavours to their menu. This time I ordered the Thai-style and wasabi mayo tuna poke. Both were stronger tasting alternatives to the classic and avocado poke, which just makes the "healthy meal" so much more interesting. The Thai-style has a mildly spicy lemongrass and coriander taste to it, while the wasabi mayo was not too strong on the nose but had a refreshing cucumber partner to it.
Honestly, I was happy with all four choices, so you probably can't go wrong with any.
Pololi is located on 35 Graham Street, Central. The bowl I had – Tuna poke with half and half – cost HK$90.