West Little Rock will get its first taste of poké (pronounced "po-kay") as downtown's Ohia Poké expands to a new location in The Promenade at Chenal. The new restaurant is officially open as of Aug. 8.

Ohia Poké is a locally-owned restaurant featuring healthy Hawaiian cuisine. In Hawaiian, poké means “to chop.” The dishes are based around chopped raw fish (think: sushi in a bowl), with the customer's choice of additional toppings.

The restaurant offers a quick-serve environment where customers build their bowl as they go. Customers start with a base of white rice, brown rice or mixed greens. Then choose a protein like salmon, tuna, yellowtail, spicy tuna or tofu, then top it off with their choice of more than 20 different toppings including cucumbers, onions, edamame, seaweed salad, mango and avocado. Customers then choose their sauce to marinate the bowl. 

“We are very excited to be joining The Promenade at Chenal and bringing poké to this side of Little Rock," owner Jay Nguyen says. "We look forward to welcoming customers to this new location.”

The new restaurant is located across from Nike and will be open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. To learn more about Ohia Poké, head to the website

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