BOGO Poke in Boston

Pokéworks (261 Elm St., Somerville) debuted in Davis Square around Thanksgiving, slinging Hawaiian-style poke dishes from a Chipotle-style set-up. Now, the small chain is celebrating the newish location with a grand opening on Saturday, January 28 (11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.), serving buy-one-get-one-free poké bowls and burritos all day.

By Rachel Leah Blumenthal | Read more: Eater Boston

Grab a $1 Poké Bowl Near Bryant Park

Switch up your dollar slice routine this Saturday with a different kind of meal for a buck: poké. To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Pokéworks in Midtown is offering Hawaiian poké bowls for $1 to the first 100 customers on January 21.

The eight types of bowls include the Hawaiian Classic, made with ahi tuna, seaweed, cucumber and chili flakes, and the Spicy Ginger Chicken bowl with edamame. You can also make your own bowl, choosing a base, protein, mix-ins and more.

Even if you're not one of the lucky cheap eaters, it's still worth visiting to taste (and Instagram) a sushi burrito at the restaurant. There will also be coupons for the two new locations opening in February near Grand Central and Union Square. Head by from noon to 9pm on January 21!

By Rebecca Fontana | Read more: Time Out New York

Get Poké for $1 at Pokéworks

Pokéworks' Bryant Park location is celebrating its first anniversary on January 21st with $1 poke bowls for the first 100 customers. The shop will open at noon and a portion of the proceeds wil benefit the Monterey Bay Aquarium (one of the major proponents of sustainable seafood). There will also be raffles of gift cards and other prizes.

By Bao Ong | Read more: Gotham Magazine

Best of Both Worlds: You Can Get a Sushi Burrito in Boston

Sushi now comes in a burrito form for Bostonians who want to bring it with them on-the-go.

Pokéworks in Somerville, Massachusetts is the first real restaurant in Boston to offer the Sushi Burrito to its customers who want a new kind of sushi experience.

Instead of a tortilla wrap you see on a normal burrito, their unique burrito starts with seaweed with a layer of rice on top.

Customers can choose from ahi tuna, salmon, albacore tuna, shrimp, scallops, chicken or organiz tofu for their protein. The flavor comes next with choices like umami shoyu, spicy ginger, or sweet chili gochujang.

That is all well and good, but it is the ingredients you can mix in and put on top of your burrito is what makes is goldmine of flavor. These guys offer up choices like edamame, chopped shiso, pickled ginger, wonton crisps, spicy furikake or the classic wasabi to add into your burrito.

The guys over at Pokéworks say that it is a crowd favorite among both burrito and sushi-lovers alike.

By Rob Michaelson | Read more: NBC Boston

Popular California-based Hawaiian Food Chain Seeks To Open In Houston

A Chipotle-style Hawaiian food chain plans to open a restaurant in Houston next year.

California-based Pokeworks aims to open a location inside the 610 Loop for its first Texas restaurant in 2017, founding partner Kevin Hsu told the Houston Business Journal. 

Pokeworks is also planning to open places around the U.S. in cities with "strong eating communities," Hsu said. Other cities include Seattle; San Jose, California; Chicago; and Washington, D.C., according to the company's website.

By Jack Witthaus | Read more: Houston Business Journal

Popular Poké Restaurant Pokéworks Plans Expansions Across the Country

While poké - raw fish salad that originates from Hawaii - appears to be a rapidly growing trend in NYC, the expansion of popular chains like Pokéworks is a testament to the fact that this cuisine is not just a trend, but a fan favorite that is here to stay. Pokéworks specializes in build-your-own poké bowls, burritos, or salads that incorporate fresh fish tossed in sweet and savory sauces over a bed of rice and other toppings.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to your nearest Pokéworks to create your own delicious lunch! Pokéworks is slated to open multiple location across the country in the coming years, including Seattle, Houston, Chicago, and even Vancouver in our neighbor up north in Canada!

By Jane Seo | Read more: Buzzfeed

Pokéworks Chain Expanding to Bellevue in January

Hot off an opening in downtown Seattle, Pokéworks is opening a second Washington location in Bellevue next month. The new Washington shop is coming to 222 Bellevue Way sometime in January. Expect the same menu of eight pre-built  "signature works" bowls with ingredients like Ahi tuna, sous vide shrimp, seaweed, cucumber, and ponzu sauce, or opt to build "Poke Your Way," which allows customers to customize their own bowls, burritos, or salads, adding protein sauces, and toppings. There are also a handful of sides, including miso soup, roasted seaweed, and mango coco jelly.

The Bellevue location will feature sustainably-sourced reclaimed wood in its decor, and the space will be similar in size to the downtown Seattle restaurant.

By Megan Hill | Read more: Eater Seattle

Best Poke In NYC And Where To Find It

Pokeworks is already seeing customers line beyond the door, and this winter, they're stepping it up with a fun seasonal bowl. Try the blood orange habanero bowl that includes your choice of protein and mix-ins with the limited-time habanero sauce and roasted pumpkin seeds. They also offer a ton of signature works like wasabi shrimp and scallops, spicy ponzu albacore, miso salmon, and the "Hawaiian Classic" with ahi tuna. Their stand out toppings and crunch options take this menu to another level. With options like crab salad, sesame seeds, roasted macadamia nuts, garlic crisps, lotus crisps, and toasted rice puffs, how can this bowl be boring?

With the success of the Bryant Park location, this ocean-to-counter restaurant is expanding to Union Square and Grand Central in January so you can enjoy even more poke.

By Carly Petrone | Read more: CBS New York