Fish Face Poke Bar is a poke restaurant that offers a variety of fresh seafood salads and sushi rolls. Our menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. We use the best locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, and use products that are recyclable and compostable whenever possible. Our beverage bar offers locally brewed beers and a selection of sake that is inviting for both beginning and experienced sake drinkers. Our goal is to provide a simple and flavorful meal, freshly prepared- without the wait.

Coming Soon – Emeryville Public Market

Our Chef


Chef Billy Ngo is the Founder, Chef and Partner of the highly acclaimed Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisine (Kru) and two Fish Face Poke Bar locations in Sacramento, CA. Throughout his career, Billy has become known for his use of the best ingredients and flavor, and his commitment to increasing sustainability in his menu.

Billy was born in Hong Kong and moved to Sacramento when he was 8 months old. Chef Ngo’s culinary career began at Fuji’s in Sacramento. A graduate from California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Chef Ngo worked at various regional favorites including Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi BarTaka’s Sushi and The Kitchen, prior to opening Kru in 2005.

Billy has been a featured Chef at Pebble Beach Food & Wine and Los Angeles Food & Wine and has made several television appearances on popular culinary shows including Glutton for Punishment, Man Fire Food and Cutthroat Kitchen.

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Fish Face Poke Bar and Periodic Table headed to Emeryville Public Market
SF Gate, 9/28/2016

The Other Poke Stops: On the Trendy Hawaiian Dish and Where to Eat it in the East Bay
East Bay Express, 08/02/16

Carmichael culinary center lineup nearly full after adding popular Sacramento sushi chef
The Sacramento Bee, 09/18/15

First Impressions: Fish Face and Metro Kitchen on the R Street Corridor
Sacramento Bee, 07/29/15

Billy Ngo: Chef On A Mission
SubMerge – Issue #192, 7/20/15

Taste: The Region’s Latest Food, Drink, & Restaurant New for June 24
SacTown Magazine, 06/24/15

Game of Forks: New Empire Builder’s Transform Sacramento’s Dining Scene
Newsreview.com, 06/11/15

Warehouse Artist Lofts to Launch a Public Market in May
SacTown Magazine, 04/22/15

Six Invites to Pebble Beach Food & Wine show rise in Sacramento’s food scene
The Sacramento Bee, 04/04/15

Fish Face
Sacramento Magazine, 03/27/15

Feast Q&A: Back from Vietnam, Billy Ngo focuses on busy 2015
The Sacramento Bee, 02/28/15