Ahi tuna, rice, avocado, ponzu sauce — we’d count these among the essential ingredients of a good poke bowl. And Houston-based Moku Bar knows a thing or two about that.
No stranger to the sushi-meets-bowl Hawaiian specialty, Moku Bar made a big splash in the poke scene in 2017 when it opened its first location in the Conservatory Underground Beer Garden & Food Hall. And now, they’re bringing their out-of-the-box take on the raw fish dish to the White Oak area with the opening of their second outpost.
Quite the catch
Sure, we might be in the midst of a poke bowl craze, but what sets Moku Bar apart from all the rest is their commitment to quality. Every meal they dish out is made with super-fresh sushi-grade fish that’s flown in directly from Hawaii (you could say they’re reeling in the real deal).
So ready your fork and dive into their Maddy’s Special with spicy salmon and garnished with fried onions and shrimp chips, or build-your-own bowl with a choice of marinated ahi tuna, spicy salmon, truffle yellowtail, or mixed poke topped with Hot Cheetos.
If you’re more of a traditionalist, The Classic (made with ahi tuna shoyu, crab mix, cucumbers, sweet onions, sesame seeds, and kewpie mayo) is the way to go. To make it an all-together healthy meal, swap out the rice for quinoa or mixed greens and pile on the cucumbers and ginger (toppings are unlimited, after all). Whatever you do, don’t dismiss their apps and sides, like their spam musubi, seaweed salad, and tempura.
Fitt Tip: keep an eye on their Facebook as they regularly whip up new seasonal items (like their beef udon soup) that you’ll want to treat yourself to before they’re gone.
Hooked on poke
The opening date of their White Oak location is still under wraps, but until then, you can catch Moku Bar at their OG stand at the Conservatory. Open daily and until the wee hours of the night on Friday and Saturday, it’ll tide you over until they make their second debut.