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The Poke Trend Has Officially Reached Fever Pitch in Dallas

This Hawaiian classic is now Dallas’ hottest dish

Courtesy Freshfin Poke Co.
Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

It may have taken a long time to arrive relative to the rest of the country, but poké is finally poised to take over DFW’s dining scene. Earlier this year, The Poké Point debuted in Carrollton, and back in November, it was announced that Pok The Raw Bar would open its doors in West Village. Now there’s a new raw fish-focused concept headed to Lower Greenville.

Owner Joon Choe tells Eater that Freshfin Poke Co. will make its debut at 3611 Greenville Avenue in the former Zini’s Pizzeria space early next year. Considering its proximity to the Granada Theatre and some of Lower Greenville’s most popular nightlife spots, Freshfin Poke Co. has scored a solid location for its first outpost.

The concept is described as an “elevated fast-casual restaurant” that serves up healthy fare rooted in Hawaiian cuisine. Freshfin Poke Co. is the first Dallas concept from Choe, a Culinary Institute of America graduate and former private chef whose spent time in the kitchen at hallowed New York restaurant Jean Georges.

As far as the menu is concerned, look forward to classic Hawaiian-inspired poké along with fresh, chef-driven bowls like the Menu items include the Orange Theory bowl, mixed with salmon, avocado, local carrots, edamame, mango, shiso salt, and coconut-lime sauce, and the Umami Classic, featuring Pacific hamachi, house-made furikake, shoyu, and black sesame emulsion.

Freshfin Poke Co. is set to make its debut in February 2017, and there’s already another Dallas location in the works, though no address or opening timeline has been announced as of yet.