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OUR HISTORY

FOOD - FAMILY - SIMPLICITY

THE EMERGENCE OF POKE BOWL

This intimate scene of family bonding over food was a memory the Founder and CEO of Uncle Sharkii - Fen Reyes could not shake from her head. That’s when she realized that she should frame her business around this memory. Uncle Sharkii is the bond between a girl and her uncle that shared the love of food, family, and of course, the gift of a plush shark!

HISTORY  Uncle Sharkii began in 2018, during a family gathering, a girl named Melody, was gifted a plush shark by an Uncle she never met before. Melody and the "Uncle" became instant family! They celebrated by having boba milk tea, fried snacks, and ice cream. The bonding of family resulted in the creation of Uncle Sharkii.  The original plush shark gifted to Melody.

Uncle Sharkii’s story began in February 2018, during a family gathering, a girl named Melody, was gifted a plush shark by her Uncle she never met. Melody and the "Uncle" became instant family! They celebrated by having snacks and drinking boba milk tea. The bonding of family resulted in the creation of UNCLE SHARKII. 

OHANA VALUES

POKE BOWLS MADE SIMPLE

Food. Family. Simplicity. We see through our values with an all-inclusive menu that features our SIGNATURE HAWAIIAN™ Poke Bowls, Boba Milk Teas, & Tropical Ice Cream. Our unique Uncle Sharkii recipes include, ahi-tuna, salmon, shrimp, spicy scallops, and tofu. Customers can wash their meals and quench their thirst with an array of Boba Milk Teas with Asian-infused flavors that include taro, honeydew, mango, black tea, and jasmine green teas. While competitors stuff their menu with options that distract from the quality of a true poke bowl, Uncle Sharkii is answering the more important question: “How much fish is in my bowl?” What makes UNCLE SHARKII POKE BAR® unique is the dedication to keeping the business model streamlined by operating within kiosks, food courts, and even food trucks. Combined with a food concept that requires no expensive kitchen equipment, UNCLE SHARKII POKE BAR® is the optimal franchise with low start-up costs and lightning-fast returns on their return of investments!

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Tuna and salmon poke bowl
Three drinks with no straws

HEALTHY TRENDS

Because of its health benefits and savory flavors, poke bowls have become one of the most popular food concepts in the U.S. over the last five years. This has ensued in over 700 restaurants flooding the scene to serve the highly-coveted Hawaiian dish. Many of them try to break the mold by offering a library of proteins, toppings, and sauces that never originated in Hawaii and derive from the essence of poke. This includes chicken, beef, pork, cilantro, beets, cheddar cheese, ranch dressings, and barbeque sauce.
 

Our MISSION

Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar rises above the competition by combining the simplicity of original poke bowls with the customizability of today’s modern concepts. By staying true to the roots of original Hawaiian recipes, we can focus on answering the most important question all poke bowl enthusiasts ask: “How much fish is in my bowl?” By using fewer ingredients than our competitors, we ensure that each Uncle Sharkii poke bowl is jam-packed with your favorite protein! Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar strives to make each bite authentically Hawaiian!

Poke bowl with a drink. Mango, tropical leaf and avocado in the background