Popular poke spot in Kalihi back in business after fire caused it to close
Alicia's market poke express is in the same building as the original Alicia's Market on Mokauea Street -- just a few doors down.
KALIHI, Hawaii - Months after a fire damaged Alicia's Market in Kalihi, the popular poke spot is opening a temporary location.
Alicia's market poke express is in the same building as the original Alicia's Market on Mokauea Street -- just a few doors down. People are already lining up get their poke fix.
The owner told KITV4 a fan sparked a fire inside the main market back in June -- causing serious smoke damage. Until those repairs are finished -- you'll find a condensed menu of poke and roast beef at the Poke Express.
The owner says he's happy to be back open just in time for the holidays.
"From the fire until now, it's been a whole new experience; nothing that we've experienced before. Just to open up and start again is new to us, too, even though we've been doing this for over 60 years. But, I welcome it, it's something new and it keeps us young and the community has been asking for our food and finally we're helping them out," said owner Leonard Kam.
The owner hopes to have the main market open by June. In the meantime, you can stop by Alicia's Poke Express Monday through Saturday from 10 to 4 p.m.