The International District is getting its very own poke restaurant. GoPoké, planned for the summer, is in the works for 625 S King Street, across the street from Hing Hay Park in a space that has been vacant for more than two years. The restaurant is run by a business called Le Brothers.
Naturally, the menu will be centered around Hawaii's so-hot-right-now raw fish salad, poke. There will be fresh poke bowls with fish like salmon and flown-in-daily Ahi tuna, with accompaniments like seaweed salad, sunomono (cucumber salad), ginger, edamame, and avocado, all served over white rice.
Besides the poke bowls, expect a few creative twists, like this "Spicy Salmon Pokérrito":
Hawaiian desserts will also be on offer, including "shave ice," the Hawaiian version of a snow cone.
Seattle seems to be in the throes of a poke craze, with crowds gathering at places like Hillman City's new Sam Choy's Poke to the Max, the 45th Stop N Shop & Poke Bar, and plenty of established poke favorites.