Further proving that the poke trend will never die, Downtown poke bowl stand Moku Bar will soon open a standalone location in the Heights.
Back in February, Eater reported that Moku Bar was eyeing the White Oak area for its second location, and now an application filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission indicates that it is set to open soon at 2914 White Oak Drive, Suite A. Moku Bar made its Houston debut in 2017 at Downtown food hall Conservatory, where it took over the stall formerly occupied by Samurai Noodle.
For poke enthusiasts who haven’t tried the bowls at Moku Bar, both traditional and inventive takes on the classic Hawaiian raw fish dish are on offer. Truffled yellowtail, spicy ahi tuna, and salmon are among the protein options, and each bowl can be topped with everything from fresh vegetables to crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. For sushi haters, there’s even an “anti-poke” bowl on the menu made with tempura vegetables and fried shrimp.
Eater has reached out to Moku Bar for more details on its Heights arrival, but expect it to open in the coming weeks — the restaurant is currently hiring staff.