By Emily Leayman
With cold weather sticking around, maybe a taste of paradise is in store. Fast-casual poke restaurantis celebrating its grand opening with specials on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Customers can get a buy one, get one free deal all day Tuesday during business hours (10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.). The restaurant debuted in October at 7933 Tysons Corner Center Suite F12L.
The Hawaiian-inspired chain offers a poke bowls and burritos with customizable options. Diners build their own poke bowls, burritos or salads by selecting a base protein (tuna, salmon, chicken, shrimp, scallops or tofu), regional mix-ins, sauces, toppings and crunchy texture. The menu can accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and cooked or raw protein diets.
Owners Mark and Annie Chi and David and Viengkeo Tzong chose to open after noticing the rise of Poke restaurants and need for more diverse food options in the area. “Poke lovers in Tysons Corner will quickly come to find that Pokéworks is substantially different than your typical fast-casual restaurant,” said Annie Chi in a statement. “Our genuinely fresh ingredients, responsibly-sourced seafood and chef-curated sauces, paired with the unique demographic of the Tysons Corner community makes Pokéworks the destination for fresh, fast and reliable food.”
The first Pokéworks store opened in New York City in 2015 and has rapidly grown since. There are over 20 locations in Virginia, California, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Washington, Connecticut, Illinois and Texas. By the end of 2020, more than 100 locations could be open.
The owners will open another Pokéworks location in Chantilly. The anticipated opening is in summer 2019.
Store hours for the Tysons Corner Center location are 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.