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Mike Tran Just Can’t Stop Opening Restaurants

Laki Fish is the latest in the Mein restaurateur’s empire

Laki Fish has arrived, right next door to Tiger Den
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Without any fanfare, Houston restaurateur Mike Tran has debuted his latest restaurant Laki Fish.

The brand new poke joint has officially kicked open the doors in Asiatown’s Dun Huang Plaza, according to a post to Tran’s Instagram account. It’s next door to Tiger Den and just a stone’s throw away from Wiki Poki, yet another poke bar that opened its doors in the plaza last week. Of course, these new options join a continually-growing slew of poke-focused eateries in Houston.

It’s also yet another feather in the cap of Mike Tran, who’s already opened (and re-opened) Night Market Thai this year, along with Ohn Korean Eatery. These new restaurants join his much-lauded Chinese eatery Mein and ramen stalwart Tiger Den, along with Aka Sushi House. It also appears that Tran is working on a new coffee shop called Blkdog, according to incorporation documents filed by Tran’s company earlier this year.

In his Instagram bio, Tran mysteriously lists “Ishin” and “Toukei,” which have also been registered as corporations with the Texas Secretary of State’s office. Considering how quietly both Ohn and Maki Fish have made their debuts, don’t expect much fanfare when these new spots arrive, either.

Eater has reached out to Tran for more details on his forthcoming projects. Stay tuned for more details.

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