Poke Bop is now open in East Dallas, at Mockingbird Lane and Abrams Road.

Poke Bop is now open in East Dallas, at Mockingbird Lane and Abrams Road.

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In the storefront that was the longtime home to Mexican restaurant Zuzu, a Hawaiian eatery has bopped up in its place. Poké Bop is a poke shop selling Japanese fusion dishes.

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The new restaurant is located at Mockingbird Lane and Abrams Road in the East Dallas/Lakewood area. It's the second Poké Bop in D-FW; the first is on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas.

Poke, or raw fish dishes -- explained as "deconstructed sushi in a bowl" in a press release -- has become popular in Dallas-Fort Worth. In fact, I named the new poke shops as some of the best new restaurants in Dallas in 2017; I expect more to open in the coming year. 

Check out a list of some of Dallas' best poke shops here.

A statement calls poke Supreme Beach Cuisine -- that's a new one to me -- but there's some truth there. Poke has been popular among healthy eaters because it's high in protein and it's often "clean" (and uncooked). But depending on how you build your own bowl, extra mayo and huge helpings of rice could move this healthful food into unhealthy territory.

Goodbye, Zuzu. Hello, Poke Bop.

Goodbye, Zuzu. Hello, Poke Bop.

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At a recent peek inside the restaurant on Feb. 5, it was full of diners. A statement says the restaurant officially opens Thursday, Feb. 8.

The restaurant will also sell boba tea as well as alcoholic bevvies like a sake-tini or a glass of frosé.

Also bound to be popular, or Instagrammed, or both: Poké Bop's Poké Ritto: a giant sushi roll the size of a burrito. Say what? Lookie:

Chef Tommy Hwang holds the Poke Ritto, a burrito filled with poke, at Poke Bop. 

Chef Tommy Hwang holds the Poke Ritto, a burrito filled with poke, at Poke Bop. 

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The opening of Poké Bop in East Dallas also adds to a slew of new restaurants in neighboring Lake Highlands such as Fish City Grill, Cedar & Vine and more.

Poke Bop is located at 4140 Abrams Road, Dallas.

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