Little Koi to serve bubble tea, poke at Mission Street location
Mount Pleasant will be expanding its range of food options this summer by welcoming its first poke bowl restaurant, Little Koi.
The eatery will be located at 1804 S Mission St, next to Insomnia Cookies. Lin Fan, who founded the first Little Koi in Saginaw, owns the resturant.
“We serve Japanese ramen, poke, bubble tea, appetizers and desserts,” Fan said. “We try to create a healthy eatery where people like the bowls and the rich flavor.”
Hawaiian poke, or deconstructed sushi, will be served build-your-own style in an open kitchen environment. Customers can choose rice or salad, then add proteins like salmon, tuna, yellowtail, scallops, shrimp, chicken, or tofu. Little Koi offers over 18 toppings ranging from sweet mango to masago (edible fish eggs).
Kiki Loin has been working at the Little Koi in Saginaw for three years. She said poke bowls have gained popularity over the years.
“There’s a lot of new customers right now,” Loin said. “Regulars still keep going, but [there are] a little bit more new customers every day.”
After months of planning and renovations, the restaurant is scheduled to open in June. The restaurant is searching for employees.
You can find Little Koi on facebook @littlekoicmu or visit https://www.littlekoi.net/ to apply for a job.