Poke, the marinated-fish salad found everywhere in Hawaii and by extension Southern California, is the specialty of an eatery coming this summer to the forthcoming Chinatown Square, 1016 Race St.
Andrew Hu, whose family has owned Philadelphia-area restaurants such as the former Blue Pacific in King of Prussia Mall, is behind Philly Poké. (Say it "poh-KAY," explaining why Hu wants to use the accent.)
"Think Chipotle," Hu said, simplifying the bowl concept. "You pick white rice, brown rice, salad. Instead of chicken or pork, you will choose fresh tuna, salmon, shrimp, scallops, or even Spam [that Hawaiian favorite]. Add vegetables, pick a homemade sauce, and add condiments - maybe fish eggs or sesame seeds."
Hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.