Okipoki restaurant

With its raw bar format, Okipoki, in downtown L.A., repositions the raw fish appetizers as full meals.

Okipoki latest player in poke segment

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Southern California is going a little crazy over poke and Steve Chen hopes to take advantage of that trend with a tiny new restaurant featuring an almost-all-poke menu called Okipoki.

The downtown L.A. restaurant features an intimate U-shaped bar with only 19 seats wrapped around the poke chef, who prepares a lineup of Japanese-inspired dishes focused on sashimi-grade raw fish.

In Hawaii, where poke is a popular starter, the dish usually is based on tuna. Okipoki, howe

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