Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pokeworks Is Opening in Somerville's Davis Square

Several months ago, we reported that a Hawaiian poke spot was planning to come to Somerville, taking over the space where a hot pot and sushi restaurant had been. Now it appears that the place is getting close to opening.

According to a job post within the Craigslist site, a new restaurant at 261 Elm Street is currently hiring; the address given indicates that this will be Pokeworks, with this being confirmed on the restaurant's website. (The space used to be home to Yumi.) As mentioned before, Pokeworks will likely offer a Hawaiian raw fish salad known as "poke" along with "pokirritos" which are a type of sushi burrito. Once it opens, the new shop will join two others in California as well as one each in New York City and Seattle.

Last month, a dining spot called OGinger opened next door at 263 Elm Street, and it serves sushi burritos as well.

The website for Pokeworks can be found at http://www.pokeworks.com/

[November 29 update: Eater Boston mentions that Pokeworks opens in Davis Square on Thursday, December 1.]

[December 1 update: A Facebook post from the restaurant indicates that today's opening of the Somerville location of Pokeworks is actually a soft opening.]

[December 9 update: Based on its Facebook posts, it appears that Pokeworks is now fully open in Somerville.]

[Earlier Articles]
Yumi in Somerville's Davis Square Has Closed; New Restaurant Apparently Coming
OGinger Opens in Somerville's Davis Square

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]