By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

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