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The Poke Trend Will Literally Never End In Dallas

Even more poke shops are opening, and one’s bringing on of the city’s most well-known chefs

Poke is here to stay
Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Poke has been the trendiest food in Dallas all year long, and that shows no signs of slowing down as Mola Mola Poke plans to make its debut in Inwood Village.

The new poke shop will open its doors next to The Juice Bar in the Inwood Village Shopping Center sometime later this year, reports CultureMap. The poke bar will be helmed by Chef Peter Ngo, a former sous chef that will focus on sourcing top-quality ingredients and sustainably caught seafood sourced from waters across the globe.

Mola Mola Poke isn’t the only “chef-driven” poke shop opening in Dallas. The city is already home to a number of poke shops, and spots like FreshFin Poke on Lower Greenville offer plenty of upscale ingredients and fancy emulsions. Soon, FT33’s Matt McCallister will bring his take on the dish to Dallas. Yesterday, Malibu Poke’s Jon Alexis announced that he’d tapped McCallister to serve as culinary director at his forthcoming shop, which is set to open soon in Turtle Creek Village.

Mola Mola Poke and Malibu Poke are both expected to arrive this fall.