Okipoki, located in downtown L.A.’s Historic Core, opened in October with a simple list of dishes; no need for flowcharts to complete one’s order (to be fair, most places offer preset poke options as well as the build-your-own model). Diners can choose from a series of well-composed dishes with funny names such as the Crabby Day, a blue crab salad on a Hawaiian roll; Hama Time, yellowtail poke mixed with colorful radishes; and Straight Outta Tofu, for the vegetarians (but still no kale). Of course, Okipoki is still a fast casual restaurant, catering to a wide range of customers. So you won’t find a statement that politely declines modifications at the bottom of the menu. Instead, the shop aims for a middle path between full customization and full lockdown, allowing customers to add on avocado, different fish or the ever-popular uni. Also, customers can choose between brown rice and white rice for their base.