Just recently a new poke and ramen shop called Poke Bunny opened at 100 E. Gay St. downtown, replacing Poke Bros. The tiny corner shop at Gay and Third streets offers a similar menu, with expansions like ramen and udon bowls, dumplings, and other snacks.
Space is at a premium in the long, narrow shop. There is a small counter at the window-side, plus a collection of tables out front, but most workers downtown will find carryout more suitable.
Poke Bunny currently has guests fill out a form to assemble their own poke bowls, salads, and rolls, although you can select one of their pre-arranged combinations.
The process does make things a little cumbersome, as the line backs up easily. Ordering ahead online may be the way to go.
But in general they offer a wide range of ingredients, especially a lot of fresh veggies, so you can easily customize your meal.
And it is fun to watch it being assembled before you.
I customized my own bowl based around the spicy tuna, although for a return visit I may try one of their suggested combos. But in general everything was well-seasoned and the portions were good for the price.
100 E. Gay St.
Columbus, OH 43215
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