Poke Square now open in Ballard

There’s a new poke bar in the ‘hood: Poke Square opened its doors in late May on the corner of 17th and NW Market St.

Housed in what used to be the Conscious Care Cooperative pot shop, Poke Square is owned by Daniel Pham and Loc Nguyen, who according to Seattle Eater, “come from the mortgage and banking industries respectively, fell in love with poke in Maui and learned to make it from Nguyen’s Hawaiian relatives.”

Poke Square has a simple equation: first choose your base (brown or white rice or a spring mix salad), then your seafood (tuna, albacore, salmon, shrimp, spicy tuna, or scallops), then your sauce (house poke sauce, sriracha aoli, wasabi aoli, or zesty ponzu), and then various sides and toppings such as avocado, crab or seaweed salad, veggies, edamame, and sesame seeds. A regular-size bowl includes two proteins and costs $10.95; the large includes three proteins and is $12.95.

The restaurant seats 12, and is open Wednesday to Monday, 11am to 8pm.

Photo courtesy Poke Square’s Facebook page

 

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