Honeyfish Poke, which has several shops in the greater Los Angeles area, is looking to open its first East Coast locations in the D.C. market. Co-owner Duke Park has enlisted real estate broker Alex Walker of Miller Walker Retail Real Estate to find several locations for the fast-casual restaurant. Their goal is to open the first by year’s end, if possible.
Park decided on D.C. after falling in love with the area after a recent vacation here. His background is franchising, having opened 15 Pinkberry locations (including the first in the United States) before founding Honeyfish with partner Jimmy Hong, who hails from the wholesale fish business. They teamed up with a master sushi chef to develop the concept further. They also operate the Big Fish Poke chain.