Two fast-casual, fish-focused concepts — one based around poke bowls and another bento boxes — are headed for West Palm Beach this month.
This week, Garrett Hospitality Group founder Memphis Garrett will launch Point Break Poke House and Blue Wave Sushi, a single-stall restaurant slated to open Tuesday, August 24, inside Grandview Public Market. The two-in-one eatery will be the latest addition to the 13,000-square-foot food hall that features over a half-dozen vendors, live music, and a full bar.
"I love the concept, size, and creative layout of Grandview Public Market and knew that it was a perfect spot for Poke House and Blue Wave," says Garrett. "I’m thrilled to be a part of such a great project in West Palm Beach and we are looking forward to serving residents and visitors the finest quality poke and sushi."
The opening stands as the second outpost of Point Break Poke House — which Garrett first opened in 2016 as Poke House in Fort Lauderdale — guests can find creative twists on the traditional Hawaiian dish.
A selection of always-fresh proteins including tuna, salmon, hamachi and tofu allow diners to build their own bowl by selecting a base of steamed white rice, quinoa, or forbidden rice and then choosing from over 20 sauces and toppings including chipotle mayo, aji amarillo, crispy lotus, house-made kimchi, and more.
For those seeking direction in their poke experience, an array of creative poke bowls, each inspired by a different region, will also be on offer, such as the Venice Beach Cali (marinated in salsa verde, served with avocado, baby heirloom tomato, red onion, crispy lotus and seaweed nori, served over white rice); Punta Hermosa Peru (marinated in aji amarillo lime emulsion, tossed with red onion, sweet potato, avocado and cancha, atop green rice); and the Jumunjin Beach Korea (marinated in kimchi dressing and served with white sesame seeds, kimchi, seasoned crushed cashews and scallions, finished with yuzu tobiko).
In addition to poke bowls, The Poke House will also feature other creative dishes such as Pipeline Nachos (pico-marinated fish served atop wonton chips with baby kale, avocado, cream cheese, chipotle mayo, black radish and masago) and Mavericks Tacos (fresh catch served in house-made crispy tortillas with chipotle mayo, purple cabbage, avocado mousse, green onion, sour cream and red radish).
Sharing a space with Poke House, will be the first brick and mortar location of Blue Wave Sushi, which currently operates out of a ghost kitchen in Fort Lauderdale and is delivery and takeout only.
"The concept is very simple and straightforward," says Garrett. "We want to provide classic, always-fresh sushi in an easy-to-eat container. Diners can enjoy a selection of beautiful nigiri, traditional and specialty rolls, all served up in a one-serving bento box, perfect for enjoying at the food hall or taking to-go. Nigiri options include tuna and salmon, while classic rolls include spicy tuna, Philly roll and others; and vegans and vegetarians will enjoy the Blue Wave veggie box."
Point Beak Poke House and Blue Wave Sushi. 1401 Clare Ave., West Palm Beach. Market hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For additional information visit Garrett Hospitality Group and stay up to date on social media with The Poke House and Blue Wave Sushi.