Pokéworks, a small poke chain with locations open or coming soon in California, New York, and Seattle, is expanding to Somerville's Davis Square, possibly resulting in side-by-side sushi burrito restaurants. This Pokéworks location will be the first of its kind in the Boston area, although poke dishes can be found at some sushi restaurants around town.
Pokéworks' menu includes a number of pre-designed bowls, such as the Hawaiian Classic and the Wasabi Shrimp & Scallops. Customers can also go the DIY route by choosing a base (a bowl with white or brown rice or quinoa, a "pokirrito" — a wrap with white rice and seaweed, or a salad with chopped romaine), up to three proteins (various fish, chicken, and tofu options), vegetable and fruit mix-ins (edamame, mango, and more), flavorings and sauces (salt, Sriracha aioli,, etc.) and toppings (seaweed salad, picked ginger, toasted rice puffs, and more).
The company is eyeing the Seaport District, Downtown Crossing, the Financial District, and suburban locations for future expansion.
By Rachel Leah Blumenthal | Read more: Eater Boston