Philadelphia, PA - The PokéSpot, a New York City based restaurant serving Hawaiian-inspired dishes will open its first Philadelphia store on Friday Junes 1st 2018. Inspired by the popularity of the traditional Hawaiian dish, Russell Yam and Jack Liang, two friends from college, have fled the world of finance to bring poké to the shores of the city.
The PokéSpot celebrates the traditional flavors of poké with an urban twist incorporating unusual ingredients such as avocado, zucchini noodles and cauliflower rice. Playing on the flexibility of the cuisine, the restaurant serves high-quality poké at an affordable price point. Finding the perfect balance of ingredients, The PokéSpot crafts signature bowls including ahi tuna, salmon to cooked crab, and shrimp. Topping off the creation are various homemade sauces using traditional recipes such as Wasabi Shoyu and Citrus Ponzu to contemporary flavors of Chili Ponzu and Garlic Aioli. The unique beverage selection complements the dishes offering exclusive Hawaiian and Japanese soft drinks.
“After trying Poke in Los Angeles, I immediately fell in love with food. It’s a simple dish you can customize and make your own. I want to take Poke to the east coast because for many people the concept is still relatively unknown and the options we have right now are limited. Poké is the new wave of sushi. It offers what people are looking for in food. Fresh taste, rich flavor, and is health conscious.”
The restaurant seeks to provide guests with a Hawaiian poke experience catered to individual preferences. Its fast-casual setting incorporates a convenient and comfortable experience for groups and individuals alike.
1804 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103