POKE Poke, the leading Hawaiian/Asian Fusion fast food restaurant in Metro Manila opened its fourth branch this past Tuesday, August 15th, 2017, at SM Megamall in Ortigas.
Poke Poke offers diners a playful take on Poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish made from marinated cuts of fresh seafood. As a healthy and flavourful alternative to fast food, Poke Poke is highly regarded for its signature bowls such as the Basic, Samurai, and For the Rich Only, which marries traditional fare with flavors Filipinos know and love.
“Poke Poke is a new and exciting home-grown concept that offers healthy and super delicious food”, says Head Chef Kel Zaguirre. “We offer cuts of fresh seafood that has been marinated, topped with different kinds of vegetables, pickles, fruits, and nuts over rice or quinoa.”
The first branch opened late last year at Estancia Mall in Capital Commons, Pasig City. The restaurant developed a loyal following that two more branches opened shortly after in SM Aura, at Bonifacio Global City, and 8 Missouri, in Greenhills, San Juan.
Businesswoman, endorser, and blogger Divine Lee-Go and TV Host, columnist, and entrepreneur Tim Yap were on hand for the SM Megamall opening, along with Steven Tan, senior vice president of SM Supermalls. The trio cut the ribbon and officially opened the store to the public. Head Chef Kel Zaguirre took a moment to thank guests and share his passion for Poke with them. They were joined by co-owners, Speedy and Alta Lyttle.
“Our Megamall launch went very well. It was well-received by our guests and we’re very happy with the way the branch turned out” shares co-owners Speedy and Alta Lyttle.
With the opening of the Megamall branch, Poke Poke’s brand of healthy and flavorful Poke bowls will be more accessible to diners all across Metro Manila.
“With the rising trend in health and fitness, mall-goers are always intrigued by what’s new”, the Lyttle’s add. “But I also think that the quality and taste of our food will be what they come back for!”
Poke Poke is located on the second floor of the Atrium at SM Megamall and is open from Monday to Sunday. (PR)