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PokéWorks Is Bringing Its Super Trendy Bowls To Houston

The raw fish trend touches down in Clutch City

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

At the beginning of the year, it quickly became clear that poké, the classic Hawaiian dish of raw fish, soy sauce, and a variety of garnishes, was 2016’s hottest food trend. In Houston, poké hasn’t exactly taken over the city’s food scene, but that could all change when a popular NYC restaurant makes its debut.

Details are scarce at this point, but it appears that wildly popular chain PokéWorks will arrive in Houston in the coming months. PokéWorks currently operates restaurants in Washington, New York, and California, along with planned outposts in Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

The PokéWorks location in Houston would be the chain’s first foray into Texas in the midst of its major expansion. According to Eater New York, PokéWorks offers a “Chipotle-style” assembly line for building DIY poké bowls, salads, and wraps, all of which feature raw tuna, salmon, and tofu as the star.

No location has yet been announced for the Houston outpost, but Eater has reached out to PokéWorks for more details on where — and when — the poké trend will arrive in earnest in Clutch City.