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NYC’s PokeWorks Brings Sushi Burritos And Bowls to Houston

The popular poke spot arrived without fanfare in the Heights

These bowls have arrived in the Heights
Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

New York City-based poke chain PokeWorks has officially made its debut in Houston, opening its first restaurant in the Heights.

Updates to the PokeWorks website indicate that the outpost of the fast-casual spot for raw fish bowls and sushi burritos has arrived at 213 Heights Boulevard. It’s the chain’s first location to open in Texas amidst a rapid expansion into the state, joining potential future locations in Houston and restaurants planned for Dallas and El Paso.

Like many of Houston’s currently-open poke restaurants, PokeWorks offers the familiar “Chipotle-style” serving system in which diners can assemble their own bowls of fish, veggies, and garnishes. Both chicken and tofu offer an alternative to salmon or tuna, and all can be piled into a bowl of rice, wrapped into a burrito, or made into a salad.

At present, the Heights outpost of PokeWorks is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eater has reached out to the restaurant for more details on its Space City arrival.