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South Bay public market and venue, Market on 8th, have experienced some delay in opening their new restaurant community. Among the tenants waiting to open up shop are Pacific Poke Company. Formerly serving in Poway, the poke restaurant has been closed since the start of the pandemic in early 2020. They’ve since been planning their arrival at their new home in National City.
What Now San Diego spoke with Owner Anthony Nguyen about their plans as they wait for inspections and approvals at the building to be complete. “We’re excited to be one of the 15 or so tenants. We’ve been in business since 2016 and we believe we serve the best poke in San Diego,” says Nguyen.
Focused on quality, their poke is supplied fresh from Hawaii and their products are never frozen. Marinated with different sauces and seasonings, their Hawaiian-style bowls of poke are filled with flavor.
As for building a new customer base in National City, Nguyen says, “Before this we had customers who would come all the way up to Mira Mesa from National City. We’re hoping our loyal followers will come down.” Being a veteran-owned business, Pacific Poke Company also hopes customers will make their way over from the nearby military base which Anthony Nguyen himself was stationed at in the past.
Some of Pacific Poke Company’s planned neighbors are Pizza Kaiju and Moe Coffee. New food service permits have also been requested by Weapon Ramen and Donburi Rice Bowls. For updates, follow Pacific Poke Company on Facebook.