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Vital Updates on the Poke Front

Progress reports on two new Seattle poke restaurants


Poke, the Hawaiian raw fish salad, continues to be all the rage in Seattle. Two new restaurants are in the works to meet what appears to be an endless demand for the stuff.

In June, Eater announced the pending arrival of GoPoké in the International District. The anticipated opening timeline of summer proved to be a bit too ambitious, and owner Bayley Le confirmed the restaurant is now eyeing a late October opening.

Naturally, the menu will be centered around Hawaii's so-hot-right-now raw fish salad, poke. There will be fresh poke bowls with fish like salmon and flown-in-daily Ahi tuna, with accompaniments like seaweed salad, sunomono (cucumber salad), ginger, edamame, and avocado, all served over white rice. Besides the poke bowls, expect a few creative twists, like a "Spicy Salmon Pokérrito."

Another poke restaurant is in the works, reports Capitol Hill Seattle. Wanderfish Poke is building out the former Refresh Desserts space on Broadway near the new light rail station. Sustainable fish will be at the heart of the venture from owners Jason Velasquez and Tim Lee. They're hoping to be open by early October.