Poke is currently blowing up in San Diego, and the latest hotspot will be take-out hub It's Raw Poke Shop, heading to Ocean Beach by early August. The new brick-and-mortar is set to open at 4991 Newport Ave. Suite A, with a main entry on the Bacon Street side, and is modeled after the take-out-only style delis that are common in Hawaii. Owner Gene Laroza already operates a farmers market and brewery pop-up by the same name.
Expect fresh traditional Ahi poke bowls available by the pound/half pound and more styles of poke— including kimchi poke and shoyu ahi poke— available in the form of combo lunch plates. There will also be an array of hot foods including baked fish, beef stew, slow cooked Kalua Pork, Spam Musubi and more.
In the meantime, check out It's Raw Poke's busy weekly schedule right here.