Dining and Drink

New eatery set to bring more poké to Madison

FreshFin Poké plans to open this summer

One of today’s biggest fast-casual food trends is making an even stronger foothold in Madison with the additional of FreshFin Poké, a Milwaukee-born eatery set to open this summer on West Gorham Street.

This will be FreshFin's fourth location, the first two located in Milwaukee with a third restaurant planned for Brookfield. Founded in 2017, the fast-casual restaurant touts having fresh ingredients, hand-crafted sauces and "premium seafood from sustainable fisheries," according to a news release.

Similar to Miko Poke, Madison's other poké purveyor, customers can build their own bowls by selecting their own toppings, or they can choose from signature seasonal bowls. 

For those unfamiliar with what a poké bowl is, it's generally described as a raw fish salad originating from Hawaiian cuisine. Chunks of raw, marinated fish (especially tuna) are served over rice and topped with a variety of extras, including vegetables, sesame and umami-based sauces.

FreshFin Poké will be located in The James Apartments building at 432 W. Gorham St. operating 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

“The location is perfect for the students at [the University of Wisconsin–Madison] as well as the business professionals on Capitol Square who are looking for a quick, healthy and tasty meal,” says Nate Arkush, co-founder of FreshFin. 

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