By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Aug 24, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Beginning today, Chicago-based Aloha Poke has officially opened its second Milwaukee area location at 1417 N. Wauwatosa Ave. in the former home of Panda Hut.

The restaurant, which offers a variety of poke bowls, from Hawaiian-inspired raw bowls and house flavors to "Pack Your Own Bowl" options, took the opportunity to expand to the Wauwatosa market after a successful run at their Third Ward location at 220 E. Buffalo St., which opened in June of 2018

"We’ve been blessed with an amazing core of customers and our staff continues to make the experience welcoming and enjoyable for anyone ready to try some amazingly fresh poke," said Tom Wang, who co-owns both locations with his brother Brian Wang. "We’re embracing carry-out and delivery options for our guests and our bowls travel incredibly well, which makes the experience great no matter where you’re enjoying them."

Aloha marks the third Poke restaurant to land in Wauwatosa, which boasts R&R Poke, just scant steps away at 1460 Underwood Ave. and Freshfin Poke, which opened in July at 6927 W. North Ave.

Aloha Poke in Wauwatosa is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Orders can be placed online at

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.