Hero Shop’s poké replacement Downtown has a new name: Ohana Poké Co. And the reformatted concept from Hero Shop/Black Hogg chef/owner Eric Park is already getting underway.
Of course, there’s a lot that goes into revamping the menu and concept for any restaurant, but Park has been wasting no time in trying to bring his fresh fish snacks to a neighborhood looking to eat. In fact, Ohana Poké is already getting in on the dineLA game, which kicks off on Monday.
Everywhere else, hopeful new customers can only get a gander at the new Ohana Poké logo, but over on the dineLA site, they’re already posting the week’s lunch menu. For now, guests will be able to mix-and-match their own poké creations (Park says that some of his own colorful recipes will also be available, outside the dineLA spectrum), toggling between rice bases, seafood options, and crunchy toppings. A Mexican soda and single extra (Spam musubi, perhaps?) brings the total to just $15.
As for the former Hero Shop interior, don’t expect too much to change. The location has always been optimized for grab-and-go, but not won’t have to contend with the slew of problems that came from trying to cook chef-minded sandwiches in a space that wasn’t really built with a full restaurant kitchen in mind.
Daily hours for Ohana Poké Co. run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. And, after the recently opened Snociety in Little Tokyo, the shop remains just about the only place Downtown mixing up the Hawaiian delicacy.