South End sushi lovers rejoice, a Chipotle-style poke restaurant will open this fall on South Boulevard

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Seoul Poke is opening this fall at 3609 South Boulevard (just down the road from Scaleybark Station).

This fast-casual spot will feature build-your-own poke bowls (over rice, salad, or fries), bibimbap (Korean rice bowl), and homemade juices, teas, and lemonades. For those new to poke bowls, it’s a raw fish salad and a traditional Hawaiian dish. They are really delicious.

Think a Chipotle style building but with tuna, flounder, salmon, tofu, chicken and beef with lots of toppings. Prices will range from $10 to $14 per meal and the restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Duy Nguyen, an operating partner, told the Agenda that they plan to add sushi burritos and kimbap (Korean rolls) once things get going.

The lease has just been signed and construction is expected to start in early July with a grand opening scheduled for late August or early September (the diary will keep you posted on the progress of construction).

A classic bimbimbap bowl that will feature on their menu. by Instagram

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Testing the Poke Bowl menu courtesy of operating partner Duy Nguyen

Seoul Poke isn’t alone in the poke bowl scene.

More recently, Uptown’s popular sushi restaurant Bonsai Fusion launched a new poke bowl menu. The Poke Bonsai menu includes Tuna Poke, Salmon Poke, Seafood Trio, Yellowtail Poke, and Tofu Poke. A small is $8 and a large is $14.

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