After earning devoted fans as a pop-up and food stall, Houston-born poke restaurant Pokeology will soon open its first standalone location in the Heights.
The restaurant announced that it will debut its location at 2313 Edwards Street this weekend after more than a year in the works. As Eater reported previously, owners Jason Liao and Charlie Chang used crowdfunding platform NextSeed to secure more than $189,000 in investments from Houstonians to open the location. When the crowdfunding campaign concluded, 223 investors had secured their stake in Pokeology’s Sawyer Yards outpost.
In addition to the poke bowls that it’s known for, the Sawyer Yards location will offer a bigger kitchen, and that means an expanded menu. When the restaurant was announced, Liao said that diners can look forward to non-poke options like chicken karaage and wok-seared edamame, along with trendy sushi doughnuts. “We’re really dedicated to pushing the envelope when it comes to our menu items,” Liao said last year. “Poke bowls will always be a part of our concept, but we are really excited about experimenting with new dishes.”
Pokeology will kick open the doors on November 10 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stay tuned for full hours of operation.