PokéWave, which specializes in the Hawaiian raw fish dish at its current location on Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, is expanding with a second restaurant in Astoria in the coming weeks, according to the owners.
The new eatery will open at at 35-07 Broadway between 35th and 36th streets, and will serve the same menu as the original location, which includes a variety of seafood bowls and salads as well as the option to create your own dish by checking off a list of ingredients.
Customers can choose between a base of white rice, lettuce or zucchini noodles, then select a protein — tuna, salmon, shrimp, chicken, tofu or eel. They can mix in an unlimited number of toppings like bell peppers, cucumbers, avocado or seaweed salad, and top it with sauces like spicy mayo or wasabi aioli.
Popular combinations include "The Wave" — a bowl with salmon, onion, cucumber, edameme, cilantro, masago and nori strips — or the "Big Island" which comes with tuna, scallion, onion, cilantro and sesame seeds, according to one of the owners.
The menu will also include handmade onigiri, or Japanese rice balls, and specialty juices from Hawaii.
The Astoria location is expected to open in the next couple of weeks.