Around the country, there’s been no dish hotter (figuratively speaking, anyway) in the past year than poké, the popular Hawaiian raw fish dish. Dallas has been a little bit slow to the trend, but a new West Village spot will hopefully change all that.
CultureMap reports that Pok The Raw Bar will open its doors inside the Uptown development early next year. The concept will occupy the former Union Bear space and, in addition to poké bowls and a large raw bar, will serve “cutting-edge matcha drinks.”
Pok The Raw Bar is a project of Brandon Cohanim and Francois Reihani, California expats and Southern Methodist University grads. Chef Jimmy Park will be in charge of the menu, and brings both experience working at Dallas’ Nobu (among other outposts) and his home state of Hawaii to the concept.
Pok The Raw Bar won’t be the only spot in DFW where you can find a bowl of poké. TJ’s Seafood recently introduced the dish (served over kale, but of course), along with a concept called The Poké Point that recently opened inside Carrollton’s 99 Ranch Market.
Pok The Raw Bar will debut in January 2017. Dallas may occasionally (or frequently) be late to the country’s culinary trends, but you can’t say that we don’t embrace ‘em when they get here.