New poke restaurant Little Koi opens in Saginaw area –

Restaurant News

SAGINAW, MI — A new Green Acres Plaza restaurant serves up “deconstructed sushi” in the form of build-your-own poke bowls.

Little Koi held a soft opening on Friday, Dec. 13, and now has full hours. The restaurant has already started bringing in some repeat customers, said Lin Fan, manager and part-owner.

Little Koi is located at 4632 State St. in the left-most storefront of the building containing Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.

Customers choose between three types of rice or salad greens as a base, then add seafood or tofu as proteins. Different proteins can be mixed and matched, with the number of “scoops” determined by the size of the meal you order. The bowls can then be personalized with many options, including 13 sauces and 17 toppings.

Fan’s favorite options? Salmon and brown rice with eel sauce, topped with masago, wasabi, cucumber, edamame and spicy crab meat, he said.

For those who prefer hot meals, the restaurant also serves stir fry-esque rice-and-noodle dishes with cooked-to-order meats, Fan said.

Fan founded the Saginaw restaurant China City in 2000, and hopes to stand out with a focus on high-quality ingredients at the new restaurant, he said.

“We wanted to try the simple, clean and open-kitchen environment, so people can see how their food is being prepared,” Fan said.

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