The poke craze shows no signs of slowing, and the continued expansion of Mainland Poke is just proof of that fact. Mainland's fourth location opened last week in Santa Monica (at 411 Santa Monica Blvd.). To celebrate, we asked owner Ari Kahan about the community of restaurants he's joining in Santa Monica.
"I'm really excited to bring Mainland Poke to Santa Monica," Kahan says. "It’s been a neighborhood that we've wanted to be part of for a while."
So where is he most excited to eat in the new 'hood? We asked him for a list of ten favorites. "Santa Monica has a lot of great establishments such as Bay Cities, Father’s Office, Rustic Canyon and Tar & Roses," Kahan told us, "but I wanted to head off the beaten path for this." Here are the ten Santa Monica picks: