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Houston’s Forthcoming Underground Food Hall Will Of Course Have a Poke Stall

Houston’s own SeaSide Poke will open at Understory

SeaSide Poke’s colorful bowls are headed Downtown
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Houston-born poke purveyor SeaSide Poke is the newest addition to Understory, the underground food hall in Downtown Houston that’s set to open this summer.

SeaSide Poke is now the sixth food stall that will open inside Understory, joining spots like East Hampton Sandwich Company, Mama Ninfa’s Tacos y Tortas, Boomtown Coffee, and Flip ‘n Patties. According to a press release, just one of Understory’s food stalls is still available for leasing inside the sprawling 9,000 square foot food hall at Capitol Tower, along with its sole cocktail bar.

SeaSide Poke debuted in Houston in 2017, when it opened its first outpost in EaDo. When it opened at the height of the poke bowl trend, its owners were already in search of a second location for their customizable raw fish bowls. Since then, the shop’s earned a reputation as one of Houston’s best options for a poke bowl, trends be damned, thanks to options like truffle yellowtail and cubes of super-fresh tuna tossed in Thai chili and spicy aioli.

No official opening date has been set just yet for Understory. Stay tuned for an update.