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Sayonara, greasy slice; hello, healthy ‘za.
But don’t expect cauliflower crust and plant-based cheese on this pie. Prepare yourself for a rice-based crust topped with raw fish (and we’re not talking anchovies). Hang on to your hats, Detroit — Poke Burri, the Atlanta-based poke bowl restaurant chain and social media sensation, will be opening its first Motown location this fall.
Poke Burri owner Seven Chan has confirmed that Poke Burri will open in the lobby of the Strathmore Apartments complex, located in the heart of Midtown. In a city that is hankering for healthy-casual options, there is a market for Asian fare serving up fresh food. Poke Burri is ready to deliver just that when they hit the scene as one of the first dedicated poke restaurants in Detroit, opening alongside Poke Poke on Woodward Ave., also in Midtown.
Known for a health-conscious menu that slings poke bowls and transforms giant sushi rolls into burritos, Poke Burri has found social media fame for pushing boundaries with their colorful take on donuts, nachos, corn dogs, and pizza slices that are made with the freshest nontraditional ingredients.
Scrolling through their Instagram, it’s hard not to start drooling over the tuna-topped donut or the bowl bursting with rice, fish, toppings like kimchee (a fermented Korean dish that's filled with “good bacteria”), and other colorful vegetables.
And if you’re really looking to splurge, top off your order with tempura flakes and fried shallots. Even with the little extravagances, this dish makes for a guilt-free lunch option.
Really, you can’t make a wrong decision when you visit the nearly 900-square-foot space for your next meal. The poke bowl trend came to us from Hawaii, where this healthy to-go dish is a mealtime regular. But since you can’t escape to the the tropics for your customizable bowl, Poke Burri is bringing the goods to you.
So, escape to the 70 W. Alexandrine St. eatery for to pick-up lunch on the go, or enjoy some bites on the 20- to 25-seat outdoor patio during the warmer months. The most photogenic corndog—and some Detroit-specific menu items—will be ready for you to order this September.