There's a taker for the corner space on 4th Avenue and 12th Street that previously housed the Subway (sandwich shop) until late January.
Otter signage has arrived for The PokéSpot.
Earlier this year, Gothamist noted that "New York City is in the midst of poke-sanity," with several newcomers ready to serve up the dish.
And just what is poke or poké (pronounced poh-kay)?
In the simplest terms, it's a raw fish salad, similar to a tartare or even ceviche, though poke is typically less acidic. Raw tuna, typically, is marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil then tossed with onions, jalapenos and wasabi, for example, though the combinations are myriad. Regardless of the protein source, another poke standout is the cubed shape of the meat, as the word comes from the Hawaiian for "to slice or cut."?
The signage includes a poke shot... though it really doesn't look so delicious in the morning sun...
Several other East Village restaurants serve up poke, such as Mother of Pearl on Avenue A and Noreetuh on First Avenue.