By JOSEPH PHILLIPS
Aloha Poke Co., 5221 S. Harper Court, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Ald. Sophia King (4th) Friday, Oct. 20.
“They have a great reputation, they have a lot of people who enjoy sushi and they seem like they have everything down to a science,” King said after the ribbon cutting.
The fast-casual style restaurant chain has a Hawaiian theme and specializes in poke bowls, which is a native Hawaiian dish that traditionally includes chunks of raw, cubed marinated fish (most of the time tuna) tossed over rice and topped with vegetables and umami-based sauces. Aloha Poke’s bowls range in sizes including little, big, and kahuna. The restaurant offers restaurant-built bowls or the option to build-your-own-bowl. Protein options include tuna, salmon or tofu.
The restaurant’s hours are Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
In addition to the Hyde Park location, the group also plans to open restaurants in Lake View near Loyola University and in Evanston near Northwestern University.