Aloha Poke celebrates grand opening with ribbon cutting ceremony

Ald. Sophia King (4th) and Aloha Poke general manager Brett Kane (left and right center with scissors) are joined by (left to right) Wallace Goode, Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce executive director; Eberae Mance, Sip and Savor manager; Michael Golden, McCaffery Interests; Bennie Currie, Intrepid Wealth Partners; Caprice Lindsay, Hyde Park Bank; Tia Lawson, McCaffery Interests; JL Jordan III, Publix Realty; Susan Malone, Hyde Park Herald; Peter Ziegler; Adam Jordan Marks, Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Raymond Vance, South East Chicago Commission, for the grand opening of Aloha Poke, 5221 S. Harper Ct., Friday, Oct. 20. -Prentice Butler

Staff Writer

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.