By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jan 05, 2021 at 11:31 AM

Freshfin Poké, the local poké restaurant which launched its first retail store on the East Side in 2017 (earning the title of Best New Restaurant from OnMilwaukee readers), is expanding to the North Shore.

The new 1,857 square foot  restaurant, which is slated to open in early summer, will be located near the newly renovated indoor rotunda community area at at Bayshore, 5800 N. Bayshore Dr. in Glendale.

Named for the famous Hawaiian dish poke comprised of sliced, raw fish combined with various add-ins, Freshfin marked a first for Milwaukee when it opened the doors of its East Side location at 1806 E. North Ave., expanding since to include locations in the Third Ward, Wauwatosa, Brookfield and beyond.

“We have had our eye on the North Shore for some time,” notes founding partner Nate Arkush. “And we believe Bayshore is the perfect partner to help us serve the North Shore communities. We are excited about the positive direction Bayshore is headed and look forward to delivering great tasting, healthy and convenient cuisine to the guests that visit.”

In addition to bowls made with high-quality seafood, Freshfin also offers a variety of options from chicken  and pork to plant-based and gluten-free bowls. Guests can also customize their meals with build-your-own bowls featuring a variety of bases, vegetable add-ins, housemade sauces and proteins.

“We are thrilled to welcome FreshFin Poké to the Bayshore community,” says Kirk Williams, managing director for Cypress Equities. “FreshFin’s local, healthy and fast grab-and-go options are a great addition to the variety of food and beverage offerings for our guests at Bayshore.”

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.