Koibito Poke made its Las Vegas debut last fall, opening its first location in the Valley at 4870 Blue Diamond Road, where the poke chain has been serving up its build-your-own bowls ever since.
“It’s going great,” co-franchisee Manal Jourdan said in a conversation with co-franchisee Shelton Jourdan and What Now on Tuesday afternoon. “We’re definitely building up our clientele, and we have a lot of repeat customers.”
It shows: the Jourdans have just opened their second Koibito Poke, a cloud kitchen location servicing takeout and delivery orders, at Summerlin Takeout. They report steady sales at this new outpost as well.
“COVID really changed a lot of things,” said Manal. “Most people are picking up or having delivery.”
This observation has been borne out by the proliferation of cloud kitchen and other takeout/delivery-only spots since 2020. Although that’s not to say the brick-and-mortar is dead. Far from it. As Koibito hits the ground running in Las Vegas, it isn’t skipping a beat. The brand is already planning another brick-and-mortar location in the Las Vegas Valley. It’s expected to open in Henderson early this summer, at 831 David Baker Way, near Henderson Hospital.
At Koibito Poke, guests build their own poke bowls by choosing a base (white rice, brown rice, or mixed greens); choosing a protein from options like salmon, octopus, spicy tuna, and tofu; choosing from sauces like Sweet Chili Lime and Teriyaki; and, finally, adding toppings like jalapeño, seaweed salad, kale, and more. Pre-imagined Signature Bowls are also available, including The First Timer Bowl, with Hawaiian Tuna, House Sauce, cucumber, edamame, green onion, pineapple, crab mix, and sesame seeds.
Koibito also offers catering via ezCater.
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