Just when it seemed like the poke trend couldn’t get any bigger in Dallas, one of New York City’s most popular spots for raw fish bowls has announced plans to make its way to the Big D.
An update to the PokeWorks website announces that the chain is plotting at least two DFW locations. One will open at an as-yet-undisclosed address in North Dallas, and another will arrive somewhere else inside the city proper. Along with these restaurants planned for Dallas, PokeWorks has made a major push into Texas with forthcoming eateries set to arrive in Houston and El Paso.
Like most other poke chains, PokeWorks employs an assembly-line style in which diners can construct poke bowls and sushi burritos and customize them with a variety of toppings, sauces, and garnishes. Notably, PokeWorks also offers a vegetarian version of the dish that has seen an explosive rise in popularity over the past year and a half. Once a land of zero poke-focused restaurants, more than a dozen fast-casual spots dedicated to the dish have opened in recent months, and even more are set to arrive.
PokeWorks’ first Dallas location was originally set to arrive this summer, but Eater has reached out for more details on when that will actually happen. The North Dallas outpost is expected to arrive later this fall.