Restaurant & Bar Reviews

King Kuma brings fresh poke to Urbana’s cool new food hall concept

C-U has never been lacking fresh seafood by way of sushi, but as the rise of the poke bowl — raw fish salad — took hold all over the US, I’d been holding out hope for our own taste of Hawai’i in Central Illinois. When Broadway Food Hall in Urbana announced their restaurant stall concept, including a stall named King Kuma dedicated to all things poke, I was ecstatic. My husband and I recently spent some time on Oahu where poke was a staple in our diet, so I was excited to see how Chef Shai Mauth’s take compared.

Jess W. visits King Kuma, a new stand in Urbana’s Broadway Food Hall, to see if the poke lives up to the trendy hype. 

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