Aloha Poke Bowl

Hawaiian-style seafood concept gives Arlington a poke

Hawaiian-style seafood concept gives Arlington a poke

Ahi Poke Bowl
Ahi Poke Bowl will take a Chipotle approach to a Hawaiian favorite. Photo courtesy of Ahi Poke

Arlington will soon be home to a new restaurant featuring the trendy seafood dish called poke. Called Ahi Poke Bowl, it will open at 3701 S. Cooper St., in the former location of a candy shop called O'Bight Me.

Ahi Poke will spotlight poke, a Hawaiian specialty of marinated fish mixed with soy sauce, green onions, and macadamia nuts. Poke bars are big up and down the West Coast, with names like Go Fish Poke Bar and Fish Face Poke Bar.

Ahi Poke Bowl will do its poke Chipotle-style, with a line diners snake through making their own bowl. You choose a base such as brown rice or salad, then add seafood such as ahi tuna, and sauce such as ponzu or spicy mayo. "Toppings" include avocado, seaweed, and cucumber.

Owner Khang Vo says he's especially proud to be the first Hawaiian-inspired poke bowl restaurant in Texas with a "build your own bowl" concept.

"It makes it easy to get a taste of what poke is about and why it is everywhere in Hawaii," he says. "Poke bowl is colorful, fresh, delicious, healthy, affordable, fast, and customizable."

Vo has set the opening date for April 10. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, from 11 am-9 pm.

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