Raw fish has hit every corner of downtown Charleston with the latest addition of Poke Stop at 116 Wentworth Street. The newcomer offers much more than its namesake though. There’s steamed buns, red curry noodles, tom kha gai, bahn mi, nigiri, sashimi, and more. The chef’s specialties seem to imply poke, though nothing on the menu is listed as the Hawaiian dish.
The restaurant opens Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with half-priced rolls on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Poke is not new to Charleston. A wealth of raw fish bowls have popped up around town. Seafood masters 167 Raw served the traditionally Hawaiian dish upon its opening in 2014. Since then, The Darling, Beech, Poke Tea House, Poke Bros, and more have offered the dish on menus across the Lowcountry.
Last summer, Eater Charleston posed the question: Has Charleston Hit Peak Poke Mania? But the raw fish establishments keep coming.