For whatever reason, Dallas has largely missed out on the nationwide poke craze. A poke spot opened in Arlington earlier this summer, but there’s been no real influx of Hawaii’s favorite fish dish. Hopefully, the arrival of The Poké Point will change all of that.
Owner Rachel Tran tells Eater that the new-to-DFW concept will open its first outpost inside Carrollton’s 99 Ranch Market. The Market’s adjacent shopping center has been a hotspot for major international arrivals, like Daiso Japan and newcomer 85C Bakery Cafe. “I call it a ‘little Los Angeles’” says Tran. “I’m from California, and it seems like everything trendy and happening from L.A. is opening in that area.”
A food stall of sorts, The Poké Point will offer an assembly line where diners can build bowls that suit their tastes. Your choice of fish, including scallop, shrimp, and (of course) ahi tuna makes up the bulk of the dish, which can be served on a bed of salad greens or rice. From there, you can go nuts with a selection of toppings (think veggies and herbs), sauces, and other garnishes.
Work is currently underway to finish the space’s cosmetic elements, and Tran expects that you’ll be able to build your own bowls at The Poké Point within the next month and a half, perhaps sooner.