November 11, 2021

New fast-casual poke restaurant set for Capitol View development

A fast-casual restaurant is set to open its first Middle Tennessee location this summer.

Pokéworks, a healthy, fast-casual poke restaurant, will open a location inside the Capitol View development in downtown Nashville in May.

“We are excited to open our doors in such a thriving and growing neighborhood as Capitol View and to bring our signature fresh take on Hawaiian poke bowls and burritos to Nashville,” Mike Wu, CEO at Pokéworks, said in a news release. “Our brand has always been committed to investing in the delivery and takeout elements of the guest experience, which is perfect for the fast-paced lifestyle of many in the Nashville community.

“Our foods are easy to enjoy on the go or even outdoors, giving the area a new option for safe and socially distanced picnics. We look forward to bringing an authentic taste of the islands to a city so rooted in food, entertainment and new experiences.”

Guests have the option to customize poke burritos, bowls and salads, with an array of protein options including ahi tuna, salmon, chicken and tofu.

Pokéworks can accommodate nearly any diet, including gluten-free, nut-free, vegetarian and vegan diets.

“We have been very intentional about creating a true community with unique dining experiences at Capitol View, and we’re pleased to welcome Pokéworks to the district,” Jeff Haynes, partner at Boyle Investment Company, which developed Capitol View, said in a news release. “Pokéworks’ best-in-class, healthy dining offerings, which can be enjoyed easily on site or on-the-go, is a perfect fit for all of Capitol View’s residents and office tenants, in addition to its many visitors from all over Middle Tennessee who are able to easily access free parking throughout the community.”

Pokéworks joins a number of other restaurants and retailers open in the growing district, including Jón Alan Salon, Drybar, Starbucks, Clean Juice, Your Pie, M.L.Rose, SVM Boutique and Sercy + Co. Others include Publix, HOTBOX, Rukus Cycling Studio, WeWork, VICI and Central BBQ.

Originally published by Nashville Business Journal 

By Marq Burnett