Pokeatery is opening its first East Coast store at the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade Street. You’ll find it on the 2nd floor, next to Jason’s Deli.
The grand opening is Saturday, January 12th, 2019, with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m.
The first 100 people get a free poke box, a souvenir and surprise voucher for their next visit.
The rest of the day, through closing at 9 p.m., the restaurant will offer buy-one-get-one free poké boxes, as well as free souvenirs and vouchers while supplies last.
There will also be a photo booth and more fun.
Pronounced “poh-kay,” poké is a popular Hawaiian raw salad dish that includes rice, greens, veggies and raw fish.
Pokeatery offers a variety of fish from ahi tuna and salmon to albacore and Hamachi (yellowtail). It also caters to non-raw fish eaters with chicken, shrimp, tofu and vegan shrimp. The poké boxes are built on unique bases, including kelp noodles and Uala chips ─ a Hawaiian purple potato chip, and they’re finished off with homemade signature sauces and unlimited toppings, including kukui nut, kimchi and spicy tempura.
The restaurant also serves pineapple Dole Whip and a version of avocado toast called “Pokecado Toast.”
The most popular poké box: the Volcano Crunch, with ahi tuna and shrimp, and a sauce packed with heat. It’s served with spicy crab salad and garlic edamame on the side, and an extra side of serrano peppers that have been marinating in spicy ponzu sauce.