Poké Bowl Opening Locations in Federal Hill and Downtown

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Poké Bowl, which opened its first location in Cockeysville about a year and a half ago, is now opening restaurants in both Federal Hill and Downtown. This will be the fourth and fifth location for the fast-growing business which also has restaurants in Lutherville and Bel Air.

Poké Bowl will open in Federal Hill at 1040 Light St. which was the longtime home of Subway before it closed in May. Owner Yun Jiang told SouthBMore.com that renovations are underway on the 1,950 sq. ft. space, but he doesn’t yet have an opening date. He said he was drawn to Federal Hill because of the amount of young people in the area who would be drawn to a food like poké.

The Downtown location will be at 10 N. Calvert St. at the recently redeveloped The Equitable Building. This location is also currently under construction. Jiang expects more of a lunch rush at this location, so the menu will be a bit more limited so he can get customers in and out quicker.

Poké is a Hawaiian dish that became popular with fishermen on the Pacific islands. It features rice; seafood, including raw tuna and salmon; and toppings such as veggies, spices, and sauces. Jiang was once a resident of Hawaii where he developed a love for poké.

Customers at Poké Bowl will be able to walk down the ordering line picking their own ingredients for their bowl.

Customers will choose brown or sushi rice, mixed greens, or a combo of rice and greens for the base of their bowl. They next will pick a protein with the choices including ahi tuna, Yellow Tail, spicy tuna, salmon, BBQ eel, cooked shrimp, shrimp tempura, chicken tempura, fried tofu, and imitation crab. Customers will then choose from more than 20 different toppings, including vegetables and fruits, and finish by choosing from multiple sauces.

The Federal Hill location will also offer Poké Bowl’s sushi burritos. The Cockeysville location includes eight different burrito combos that include the same proteins and toppings as the bowls, but are wrapped tightly in rice and seaweed. The Downtown location will stick to bowls as burritos take a bit longer to prepare.

Poke Bowl serves Hawaiian juices and Japanese green tea along with sodas and bottled waters.

Federal Hill 



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