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Austin's Poke Mania Has Spawned Cheetos-Covered Poke Burritos

Two new poke spots have slightly different visions of the Hawaiian dish

Poke House’s Cheeto-covered poke burrito
Poke House’s Cheeto-covered poke burrito
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Poke mania is still going strong in Austin with two new restaurants dedicated to the Hawaiian raw fish dish: Poke House and Poke Bowl. The former boasts of the Cheetos-covered poke burrito, and the latter with squid and scallop bowls.

Over on Research Boulevard, Poke House’s pokerrito comes with poke wrapped in rice, offered plain or dusted off with hot Cheetos. There are also customizable bowls with rice, salads, or tortilla strips, and the usual array of ingredients and sauces. While there isn't an opening date, its Facebook page teases that it's supposed to come soon.

Update, May 31: Poke House’s soft open begins today, Wednesday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 5 to 8 p.m.

Details are more sparse for Poke Bowl in West Campus (which also happens to be a very popular name for Hawaiian restaurants). Community Impact reports that it will be found on Guadalupe, alongside JuiceLand. Along with fish and shrimp, it'll branch out with bowls made with scallops and squid, as well as sushi and sweets. It'll open up in early July.

Ola Poke was Austin's first restaurant dedicated to the Hawaiian dish, followed by California-based Poke Poke's second and third locations, its first in Texas.

Poke House

2420 17th Street, , CO 80202 (720) 446-7653 Visit Website

Poke Bowl

2828 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78705