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Okipoki Shoots Another Poké Arrow Into Downtown's Bustling Fresh Fish Scene

Right inside Historic Core.

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The Downtown poké inundation is truly starting to pick up steam, with fresh face Okipoki only the latest to arrive.

Signage for the unknown brand is now up at 507 Spring Street, which sits at the bottom floor of the Alexandria Hotel building just steps from recent arrival Tabachines Cocina. So far, there’s only butcher paper covering the windows and a glossy shot showcasing some elegant spoonfuls of raw fish, though.

Their Instagram account is rather bare as well, detailing only a single in-progress construction photo for the space, which looks to have been torn down to the bones. A bit more digging reveals an open position for a general manager, but otherwise the internet is mostly full of ‘coming soon’ promises and not much else.

Regardless, Okipoki is surely hoping to arrive in time to catch a ride on the poké wave, which means they better hurry up. This summer’s most popular craze has already saturated most of Los Angeles (and given way to some healthy eye-rolling by some), with casual Hawaiian raw fish snack shops opening up at an incredible clip. Even in that stretch of Downtown there’s Eric Park’s Ohana Poke Co., which is no more than a three block walk.

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507 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA