Poké it Up’s second Arlington location is set to open soon in Ballston.
The poke restaurant is opening at 4401 Fairfax Drive, occupying the ground floor of an office building currently undergoing a revamp. The restaurant will seat up to 38 guests, per a zoning permit filed earlier this week.
Poké it Up established itself as Arlington’s first dedicated poke eatery at the beginning of last year, when it opened it up in the food court of the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall. It features a variety of seafood, vegetables, rice, and sauces, ordered Chipotle-style at a counter.
Another new neighbor has popped up next door — Zoup! Eatery is all but ready to go, with an Oct. 21 opening date, according to franchise owner Jim Beverly.
“The guy behind Poké it Up said he would be opening at the same time as me,” Beverly said. “It’s kind of a friendly competition between the two of us. I think he’d like to beat me to opening.”
There’s still no word on an opening date for Zoup’s neighbor — Poké it Up did not respond to several requests for comment at the time of publication.
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