Pok the Raw Bar in Uptown is a popular lunch spot.

Pok the Raw Bar in Uptown is a popular lunch spot.

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Did someone say free lunch?

Pok the Raw Bar, a poke spot in Dallas' West Village, is celebrating its one-year anniversary this week by giving away free sushi. The restaurant, which has a casual, order-at-the-counter style, recently revamped its sushi bar and added an omakase menu. Diners can try the eight-course tasting for free through Feb. 3 by making a lunch reservation through Open Table.

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Omakase is a multi-course tasting menu at Japanese restaurants for which the items are chosen by the chef. (Read: No substitutions.) The experience is normally indulgent -- since chefs pick the food, you can expect some of the best seafood they have in house. It can be an hours-long tasting and cost a pretty penny.

Expect the experience at Pok to be more casual, however. On a normal day, the omakase costs $24 and is timed to take 30 minutes, so diners get in and get out. The sushi bar has just five seats the restaurant will turn over quickly. 

"Most people don't have the luxury of spending two hours and $200 on a Wednesday night sushi dinner," said Brandon Cohanim, founder of Pōk the Raw Bar, in a statement. "I want to make the high-end, high-quality sushi experience quick and accessible for everyone in Dallas."

Pok's omakase comes with six pieces of nigiri and two rolls. The restaurant also serves sake, beer, and wine to wash it down. Lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Want to find the best omakase in town? Check out our guide to Japanese dining in Dallas.

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