Best Poke Bowls in Houston

From quick serve to izakaya, fresh Hawaiian-style fish abounds
July 30, 2017
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by Zagat Staff

Bejeweled bowls of raw fish tossed with fruits, vegetables, sauces and toppings have been cropping up all over Houston. Originating from Hawaii, poke offers something for nearly everyone and endless ways to customize. Here are some of the best spots to hit right now. 

Pokii Eatery
Hawaiian · West Houston · $

Classic poke meets modern presentation at this sleek Memorial counter serve where fish, scallops, shrimp and vegetables come with rice, as a salad or wrapped burrito-style and layered with sauces and toppings. It's all served with Hawaiian water or sodas in a bright, minimalist space.
Izakaya
Japanese · Midtown · $$

Azuma Group (Kata Robata, Soma Sushi), Manabu (Kata Robata) and chef Jean Philippe Gaston (Cove) have teamed up to bring this casual Japanese pub to Midtown, featuring two outdoor spaces, an extensive bar menu and globally inspired takes on Japanese small plates.
Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Breakfast · Heights · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

"Oysters are always a treat" , as is the "extensive" menu of locally attuned seafood faves and American grub (steaks, burgers) at this upscale-casual eatery in the Heights, which also pours "excellent" drinks; though contemporary, the interior is "warm, wonderful and cozy" – no wonder it’s a "packed brunch destination" on weekends.