There are plenty of places to order a bowl of poke (a marinated fish-on-rice dish born in Hawaii) all over the city. And while Philadelphia still waits on its 24-hour Chinatown food hall to bring on Poké Philly, currently, only one store in Philly specializes in the dish exclusively: Northern Liberties' Poke Bowl.
That is, until Oishii Poke beat Poké Philly to the Chinatown-punch with a storefront at 938 Arch Street. According to Philly.com, Oishii — Japanese for delicious — was the brainchild of two friends, Stephanie Zhang and Tina Dai, who had their first taste of poke on vacation in Hawaii last year.
Poke at Oishii comes three ways: bowl, salad, wrap — the fast-casual Holy Trinity. The bowl is the most traditional, but the wrap version is much like the seaweed-wrapped burritos made popular by Philly's Hai Street Kitchen & Co.
The shop is open every day, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., 11 p.m. on weekends.