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Poke Pop is coming back for a one-week revival, kicking off tomorrow in the future Himitsu space in Petworth (828 Upshur St. NW). Washingtonians first tried poke, the Hawaiian raw fish dish that’s still having a major moment, from Chef Kevin Tien when he popped up in Prequel in May.
While Tien and his business partner, Carlie Steiner, are readying to open their modern Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar at the end of the month they decided to serve poke throughout the day to give people a sneak peak of the freshly redesigned space that once held Crane & Turtle and Cappy’s Crabs.
Poke bowls and soft drinks will be offered daily from 11 a.m. until supplies run out from Oct. 21 to Oct. 27. Check Poke Pop’s Instagram and Facebook accounts to know when they’re sold out for the day.
Two varieties of poke will be available for $12 each and both can be made vegetarian:
The Hawaiian – $12 Ahi tuna, soy ginger dressing, cucumber, wakame, red onion, scallion, and furikake
The Vietnamese – $12 Hamachi yellowtail, nuoc cham dressing, pickled daikon, carrots, cucumber, Thai chili, mint, holy basil, and peanuts
To close things out, Steiner and Tien will serve poke the evening of Oct. 27 inside Petworth Citizen’s Reading Room where Steiner has been hosting themed cocktail parties from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursdays. The evening will mark Steiner’s last “Variations on a Theme” as Himitsu’s doors are almost open.
Himitsu, 828 Upshur St. NW, himitsudc.com, @himitsudc