Hot off an opening in downtown Seattle, Pokéworks is opening a second Washington location in Bellevue next month. The fast-casual chain opened a location at 1200 3rd Avenue recently, adding to its collection of franchise locations in Southern and Northern California and New York City. More expansions are pending for California, New York, and Boston.
The new Washington shop is coming to 222 Bellevue Way sometime in January. Expect the same menu of 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 customize 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. The Bellevue location will feature sustainably-sourced reclaimed wood in its decor, and the space will be similar in size to the downtown Seattle restaurant.
This isn't the only new poke spot to hit the Eastside, as restaurants like Just Poké and Poke Mix have opened within the past few months in Kirkland and Bellevue respectively, and Just Poké already lists plans on its website to expand to 288 106th Ave NE in Bellevue this winter. It seems the poke craze will continue into 2017.