Ever find yourself wandering around Brady Street on a beautiful early Sunday evening, thinking about how that big Walgreens used to be a creepy video store (there was porn on the second floor!), and then stumbling across a new poké restaurant coming to the strip mall attached to that big Walgreens/old video store? Just us? Fine. Well, thanks to a kindly tip from Milwaukee treasure Terry Hackbarth, that’s just how we spent a good chunk of our early Sunday evening. And yeah, in case you needed a reminder: a new poké place is coming soon to Brady Street.
As first reported by BizTimes back in June, Fuji Poké & Hibachi is coming to the former Subway at 1426 E. Brady St. The restaurant will be Fuji Poké’s second location, joining a Bay View location that opened in April. (Weirdly, the Bay View Fuji Poké is located in another former Subway). Both restaurants are owned by the Ni family, and are affiliate restaurants of the West Allis-based Fujiyama.
BizTimes notes that the Brady Street Fuji Poké will operate daily from 12 to 10 p.m., that it will be focused on takeout, and that it is expected to open in mid-July or early August. Until then, there are still two poké places pretty much on top of each other on North Avenue: