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New poke-bowl restaurant in Downtown Boise serves Hawaiian cuisine in bowls, burritos

Paddles Up Poke restaurant keeps it raw in Downtown Boise

Paddles Up Poke owner Dan Landucci explains the concept behind Paddles Up Poke, 237 N. 9th St., in Boise.
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Paddles Up Poke owner Dan Landucci explains the concept behind Paddles Up Poke, 237 N. 9th St., in Boise.

Paddles Up Poke is ready to make its splash.

The rafting-themed restaurant at 237 N. 9th St. will open at 11 a.m. Monday, May 1, serving tasty chunks of marinated raw fish in bowls.

Poke bowl restaurants have erupted nationally in recent years. Paddles Up is the second Treasure Valley poke destination to open in the last three weeks. Poke Bowl debuted April 12 in Meridian.

Paddles Up is putting its own spin on poke (pronounced “PO-kay”). In addition to serving bowls — made Chipotle-style at the counter — it’s the first Idaho restaurant to offer poke burritos, owner Dan Landucci says.

Poke burritos?

“A giant sushi roll, uncut, the way you like it,” he says. “I think it’s going to be super trendy. And it’s really easy to eat, and people are going to love them.”

Paddles Up sells four burritos, costing $10.99 or $12.99.

Restaurant hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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