- Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas Morning News

Its operators plan to open seven more Pokeworks in North Texas.

Pokeworks, a fast-casual restaurant selling healthful bowls of raw fish and veggies, has opened in Uptown Dallas.

It’s among more than 60 Pokeworks restaurants in more than 20 states. In North Texas, Pokeworks has other shops at Walnut Hill and Central Expressway in Dallas; near Belt Line Road and Central Expressway in Richardson; and off of State Highway 114 in Southlake.

Pokeworks in Uptown Dallas is on Howell Street, around the corner from the former Ginger Man pub, which was bulldozed in early 2021.

Franchisees Sam Fawal and Ali Ghandour plan to open a Pokeworks in Addison next. They have the option to open an additional seven Pokeworks restaurants in North Texas.

The restaurant joins a crowded market of brands selling good-for-you bowls. At Pokeworks, customers choose whether they want to build their own bowl or burrito or choose from a menu of existing dishes, including vegetarian options like the Sweet Shoyu Tofu: tofu, cucumber, sweet onion, kale, edamame, sweet shoyu sauce, avocado, green onion, seaweed salad and sesame seeds.

For those avoiding grains or looking for a lower carb option, customers can also choose ingredients for salads or burritos.

For dessert, Pokeworks has pineapple Dole Pineapple Soft Serve and a coconut-mango flavored Hawaiian custard called haupia.

Pokeworks was founded in 2015 in New York City. The Uptown Dallas restaurant opened Dec. 11, 2021.

Pokeworks’ latest restaurant is at 2626 Howell St., Suite 165, Dallas.

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