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New Poke Bar Replaces Samurai Noodle At Conservatory

Moku Poke adds to the raw fish onslaught

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Evidenced by a slew of recent openings, poke is decidedly the hottest dish in Houston right now. Now, a former ramen stall at Downtown food hall Conservatory will sling the raw fish fave with a brand new concept.

CultureMap Houston reports that Moku Bar has taken over the space formerly occupied by Samurai Noodle, and will now serve up various iterations of poke and tempura. The stand is a project of Casian King food truck’s Tuan Tran, an Asian-Cajun eatery known for its addictive butter-garlic sauce.

The bowls at Moku Bar serve up a more playful take on poke than the traditional Hawaiian dish. Dig into a bowl of truffled yellowtail topped with edamame, corn, edible flowers, and crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, or top your own bowl with a lengthy list of toppings and garnishes.

Moku Bar is open now, and slings poke seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Downtown food hall nixes noodles for poke, relocates wine bar, adds bakery kiosk [CultureMap]