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Poké Bop Lands in Oak Lawn

Think the classic Hawaiian protein bowl with some special Japanese fusion-y flavors.

The new Poké Bop.
Kevin Marple

Poké Bop has landed in Oak Lawn this week. Chef Tommy Hwang, a certified sushi chef with nearly 30 years in the game, is leading the kitchen.

True to its name, the new restaurant serves Poké as well known in the Hawaiian islands — a bowl or roll comprised of protein (often raw fish, a la sushi), healthy fruits or vegetables and sauce atop rice. In addition to the Poké bowl, Poké Bop serves a few exciting twists to the classic — think the “Poké Donut,” which is essentially a sushi roll shaped into a sphere (err, donut-shape.) There’s also the “Poké Ritto,” a large, oversized sushi roll that’s been sliced into small bite-sized, hand-held pieces.

This is a “Poké Donut,” as per Poké Bop.
Kevin Marple

For drinks, there is cold sake available by the bottle as well as premium Asian beers.

As per a release, the Poké Bop interior was designed “with Instagram in mind” — so there’s a longboard on display in the restaurant along with some affirmation-type woodcut wall words (“wild,” “smile,” “laugh.”)

The team behind Poké Bop also have plans to open four more locations across Dallas this year; stay tuned.

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