Seattle, are you sick of poke yet? Restaurateurs are betting no, as the Hawaiian raw fish salad trend continues to flourish with the arrival of fast-casual restaurant chain Pokéworks, now open at the corner of 3rd and Seneca Downtown.
The company currently operates franchise locations in Southern and Northern California and New York City, with more pending openings in California, New York, and Boston.
Customers can pick from among eight pre-built "signature works" bowls with ingredients like Ahi tuna, sous vide shrimp, seaweed, cucumber, and ponzu sauce, or opt to build "Poke Your Way," which allows customers to build their own bowls, burritos, or salads, adding protein, sauces, and toppings. There are also a handful of sides, including miso soup, roasted seaweed, and mango coco jelly.
As is the case increasingly often at poke restaurants, including Seattle's just-opened Wanderfish Poke, Pokéworks claims it uses only sustainable seafood "sourced from local waters and beyond," though the website doesn't specify where the fish is caught.
Poke continues to be all the rage in Seattle, with recent openings including Wanderfish, Seattle Fish Guys, Coffee Tree and Poke, and more. Meanwhile, the International District awaits the opening of goPoke.
1200 Third Ave Suite 100, (206) 962-5123, website. Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.