A new restaurant, specializing in poke bowls, will open in Brentwood this week.
The Poki, located at 119 Franklin Road, Brentwood behind Ivey Cake and next to Papa John’s, will hold its grand opening on Wednesday, October 17, at 11 am.
Owner Kelvin Tran spoke to us about what the restaurant will offer.
“Here at the Poki, we serve Hawaiian poke with a twist. Poke is a raw fish salad that originates from Hawaii. Traditionally, poke was made with scraps of reef fish, sea salt, local seaweeds, and chopped kukui nuts. The dish has evolved over time and has become popular among health-conscious consumers. Now, you can find a variety of toppings and sauces are added to make it more attractive! Hawaiian poke is the natural choice whenever you feel like having something healthy, tasty, and filling without sacrificing on flavor.”
Tran says Poki uses high-level quality ingredients and aims to offer excellent hospitality to its diners.
“Our menu is designed with consideration to ingredient origins and growing processes so that our customers are only served with quality choices. Providing healthy meals without sacrificing taste is our main focus. We hope to provide you with hospitality and an exceptional dining experience.”
On the menu, you can select from five different poke bowls – Classic King Tuna, Hau Oli Salmon, Truffle Yellowtail, Kani Aioli, Gangam Spicy Tuna, and The Veganism, a vegetarian dish with tofu. You can also make your own bowl with a selection of three different bases, proteins, mix-ins of vegetables that include beets, carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes, just to name a few. Then you select a sauce, oil and one of the texture items of toasted sesame, crispy shallot, puff rice, and more.
Inside the restaurant, there will be limited seating with space for around 20 customers. Hours of operation will be Monday – Saturday 11 a – 9 p and Sunday noon – 7 p. Currently, they are hiring, complete your application online here.
During the grand opening event on Oct 17, all bowls will be 25% off all day.