Poké Bowl Opens in Federal Hill

| October 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal Hill now has a poké restaurant as Poké Bowl opened recently in a 1,950 sq. ft. space at 1040 Light St. The retail space was the longtime home of Subway before it closed in May.

Owner Yun Jiang told SouthBMore.com that Federal Hill was appealing because of the amount of young people in the area who would be drawn to a food like poké.

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 ingredients for their bowl.

Customers will choose brown or sushi rice, mixed greens, or a combination 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.

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

Poke Bowl is open in Federal Hill on Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 930pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 1030pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 9pm.

Poké Bowl opened its first location in Cockeysville about a year and a half ago and recently open another location Downtown at 10 N. Calvert St. in The Equitable Building. The fast-growing business also has restaurants in Lutherville and Bel Air and is planning another location in Owings Mills.

The Downtown location is open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 830pm.

South Baltimore will be getting another poké restaurant as PokéOno is under construction at 849 E. Fort Ave. in Southside Marketplace. Poké World/Utepia Tea also recently opened Downtown at 55 Market Pl. #5511.

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