LemonShark Poké now open on Grant Rd. & Tucson Blvd.

Create a custom bowl or choose a signature one instead.

California poke franchise LemonShark Poké quietly opened its first Tucson location on Wednesday.

LemonShark Poké was founded by guitarist Tobi Miller of rock band The Wallflowers and race car driver Richard Gottlieb. They opened the first LemonShark location in 2016 and there are now 14 locations in 5 states, with 63 additional locations under development.

Their website states: “Named and inspired by the Lemon Shark, which unlike other sharks, is a discerning feeder and only consumes the very best fish possible, LemonShark Poké prides itself on serving the finest quality ingredients to its guests.”

The new 1,644-square-foot restaurant at 2501 E. Grant Rd., Ste. 103 seats 49. The modern tropical-inspired decor features grayscale furniture with warm Edison pendant lights.

Customers place custom poke orders as follows:
  • Bowl or Roll
    • Bowl
      • 1 poke scoop: $8.95
      • 2 poke scoops: $10.95
      • 3 poke scoops: $12.95
    • Roll
      • 2 poke scoops: $10.95
      • Extra poke scoop: $2.45
  • Choose base (or split half/half)
    • Sushi or brown rice
    • Crispy wonton
    • Spring mix salad
    • Organic quinoa
    • Black rice (+$0.50)
    • Soba noodle (+$0.50)
  • Choose poke
    • Ahi tuna (available spicy)
    • Shrimp (available spicy)
    • Salmon (available spicy)
    • Miso glazed salmon
    • Squid salad
    • Krab salad
    • Scallops
    • Albacore
    • Herb Tofu
    • Traditional Hawaiian Ahi ($+1)
  • Choose toppings
    • Ginger
    • Edamame
    • Serrano
    • Green onion
    • Carrots
    • Corn
    • Red onion
    • Cucumber
    • Cucumber salad
    • Sweet egg
    • Watermelon radish
    • Mango
    • Pineapple
    • Cilantro
  • Choose premium toppings (1 or 2-scoop poke includes 1 premium topping; 3-scoop includes 2 premium toppings)
    • Avocado
    • Masago
    • Seaweed salad
    • Krab
  • Choose sauce
    • Spicy mayo
    • Eel sauce
    • Tropical habanero
    • LemonShark
    • Gluten-free soy sauce
    • Ponzu
    • Spicy Ponzu
    • Wasabi Mayo
    • Orange ginger
    • Sweet chili
  • Add crunch
    • Crispy garlic
    • Crispy onion
    • Tempura flakes

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Customers can also order signature poke bowls and hot plates such as Sticky Pineapple Chicken ($10.95)Chicken Katsu ($10.95), and Coconut Shrimp ($11.95). Small bites range from Potstickers ($3.95) to Spam Musubi ($2.95).

“We see a great opportunity within this community,” said Richard Podgorski, general manager at the new LemonShark Poké location. “Tucson is a great foodie town with some of the best food in America — we would like to add to that.”

Operating hours are 11 a.m. – 9 pm. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

LemonShark Poké is located at 2501 E. Grant Rd., Ste. 103. Keep up with LemonShark Poké Tucson on Facebook. For more information, visit lemonsharkpoke.com.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.