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Duo of Poke Shops to Open in Downtown Boston

The already announced Love Art Poke will be joined by an “abridged” version, Poke by Love Art

A small wooden bowl of shoyu tuna poke from Love Art Poke
Shoyu tuna at Love Art Poke
Love Art Poke [Official Photo]

First came Love Art Sushi (late 2017) and Love Art Udon (early 2018). Next, founders Ronald Liu and Jessica Chiep announced plans to open Love Art Poke around summer 2019 in downtown Boston, serving the Hawaiian seafood dish poke — a traditional staple in Hawaii that has been turned into a trendy fast-casual commodity on the mainland over the past few years — as well as sushi burritos and chirashi bowls. It will be located at 40 Water St., Boston, at the Congress Square development.

That project is still in the works — coming “soon,” per an announcement today from real estate firm Related Beal. Additionally, the firm announced, another new poke project from the team will be opening at the Beverly (home of the recently opened A&B Burgers) near North Station in Boston’s West End (103 Beverly St., Boston).

While both locations will be casual, counter-service operations, the West End location — named Poke by Love Art (stylized as POKE by Love Art) — will be even more of an “express” spot with an “abridged” menu compared to the Congress Square location.

Stay tuned for updates on the two forthcoming poke shops, which will join an increasingly crowded scene that first arrived in the Boston area three years ago.

A Poke Restaurant Will Open in Downtown Boston This Summer [EBOS]
The Love Art Brand (Momo No Yume Inc.) [Official Site]