Poké Reaches the Shores of Manhattan


Pokéworks, which opened in January near Herald Square, is the first of a planned chain...The Manhattan location follows the assembly-line model...it is a relief in Midtown to be able to eat a light, healthy lunch that has genuine flavor and texture and doesn't feel like a sacrifice.

Kevin Hsu, one of the owners and a native Californian, was inspired by the poké he ate on trips to Hawaii. But the recipes here go further afield, including chicken cooked sous-vide and slurred with a ginger-scallion sauce, a nod to Hainanese chicken; tofu dashed with Korean gochujang; and poké burritos.

By Liyaga Mishan | Read more: The New York Times