On our way up to LAX to pick up S’s family, we decided to grab lunch on the way, and I came across WoW Bento in Irvine. It fit our bill for a cheap and quick bite, so we stopped by to check it out.
The restaurant is located in what looks like a warehouse district – it reminded me of the location of some of San Diego’s microbreweries.
The specialty here is poke (po-kee or po-kay) – a Hawaiian salad with raw fish. I feel like I’ve been seeing more and more restaurants featuring poke bowls, where you get to design your own mixed bowl of fish and other toppings over rice. There are a variety of toppings to choose from here, and you even get to pick three types of fish, which I thought was quite generous!
I wish I had gotten a better picture of the display case, but basically you pick what you want, and the staff assembles it for you.